Plastics play a major role in the piping industry. Applications include gas and water distribution, gas gathering/oil field production, residential plumbing, rehabilitation, irrigation, drain waste and vent, fire suppression system and many others. The choice of polymers instead of traditional pipe materials is due to the advancement in pipe materials, additive technology, processing systems, material characterization and test methods. Plastic pipe and fittings SIG is soliciting papers for the ANTEC® 2021, March 22 - March 26 at the Sheraton Denver in Downtown Denver, Colorado. Topics to be covered 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 Plastic 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. This year, the SIG is also soliciting Technical Marketing Presentations which will be organized into sessions focused on specific topical areas. These sessions are intended to be a forum where new products, processes, and services can be effectively shared with ANTEC® attendees in a timely manner. While not intended as a sales presentation, no written paper is will be required. Rather a presentation is required that will be subject to review and approval by the ANTEC Advisory Committee.
We are also thrilled to announce that this year’s best presentation award will be sponsored by the SIG Organizing Committee. The 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.
Inquiries—Please contact Nathanial Evans
Technical Program Co-Chair, Plastic Pipe and Fittings SIG
firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +1 918.607.0619