Plastics Pipe and Fittings Special Interest Group Best Paper Award


Plastics Pipe and Fittings SIG is thrilled to announce that this year’s best paper award will be sponsored by Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP and presented during the Plastics Pipe and Fittings SIG sessions during ANTEC® 2019, March 18-21st at the Renaissance Center Detroit, Michigan. Plastics Pipe and Fittings SIG is dedicated to illustrating that plastics play a sustainable role in the piping industry. The choice of polymers instead of traditional pipe materials is due to the advancement in plastic pipe materials, additive technology, processing systems, material characterization and test methods. The best paper award recognizes technology advancements for thermoplastic piping systems which connect communities through infrastructures in gas and water distribution, gas gathering/oil field production, residential plumbing, rehabilitation, irrigation, drain waste and vent, fire suppression systems and many others. Topics covered during ANTEC® 2019 will include:

  • Development of new pipe & fittings materials
  • Innovation in processes including joining and installation
  • Advances in test methods
  • New applications of existing technology
  • Success stories and challenges in plastic pipe applications
  • Topics of current interest to the pipe and fittings industry

Papers dealing with these or allied topics will be considered for Plastics Pipe and Fittings sessions. The sessions will provide a unique meeting point to discuss current trends and opportunities for any professional working on pipe and fittings area comprised of thermoplastic and/or thermoset materials.

Inquiries—Please contact Bryan Hauger
Technical Program Chair, Plastics Pipe and Fittings SIG; Tel: +1 720.378.7932