The European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association (TEPPFA) is pleased to announce that global manufacturer Borealis is one of its first associate supplier members following the broadening of its membership policy earlier this year.
Widely regarded as the European voice of the plastic pipes and fittings manufacturing industry, TEPPFA works to represent its members’ views and concerns at an international level, guiding new legislation and policy, as well as promoting best practice. In order to ensure that the full spectrum of the industry is fairly represented, TEPPFA expanded its membership remit to include suppliers of raw materials and additives to the sector earlier this year.
Quick to take advantage of the association’s expansion was industry heavyweight Borealis a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. The polyolefin products manufactured by Borealis form the basis of many sophisticated plastics applications that are an intrinsic part of our daily lives. Borealis works closely with its customers and industry partners to provide innovative and value-creating plastics solutions that make end products safer, lighter, more affordable and adaptable. Recognising the success of TEPPFA at influencing top-level decisions, Borealis signed up for membership to speak further into future industry issues.
“Borealis welcomes the opportunity to work closely with relevant sector organisations representing manufacturers of plastic products. Our company has collaborated with TEPPFA on several projects over the years and is delighted to now have the opportunity to build on that relationship by becoming an Associated member of TEPPFA and we look forward to being involved in many future projects and initiatives related to the plastic pipes industry;” explains Anton Wolfsberger, Head of Marketing Consumer Products & Pipe at Borealis.
Niels Rune Solgaard Nielsen, President of TEPPFA and Chief Executive Officer at Pipelife, said: “The Executive committee of TEPPFA believes that the considerable success of TEPPFA at EU level in recent years can be further enhanced by the direct involvement of other parts of the supply chain. We are delighted therefore to announce that one of our major raw material suppliers, Borealis, shares this vision and has agreed to become an Associated member of TEPPFA.”
Building on its inclusive strategy, TEPPFA is keen to welcome more new members from across the supply chain to add their voice to the pan-European platform and help shape the future of the industry. In addition to representing its members in industry talks and debates, TEPPFA is also a primary source of information on the plastic pipe systems industry, hosting a comprehensive library of useful reports and guides on its website.
For more information about TEPPFA or to enquire about how to become a member please visit www.teppfa.eu
The “Mid-term conference on the Environmental Footprint pilot phase”, held on the 3rd and 4th November in Brussels, will be the occasion for the companies involved to present the preliminary results of their projects so far, after that more than 2 years have already passed.
TEPPFA, the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association, is in the first line for what concerns environmental sustainability and it is strongly committed in contributing to the elaboration of a common set of standards and rules to reach an European unique method among construction products.
During the conference TEPPFA will report the status of its project, one of the 25 on-going pilots: “PEF Pilot Hot & Cold Water Supplying systems in building”, carried out together with the European Copper Institute, Plastics Europe and the Flemish Institute for Technological Research. The method described, whether implemented, has been proved to boost the circular economy, cutting down companies’ costs and promoting comparison among products. TEPPFA is also aiming and confident to find a common ground for a future alignment between PEF and EN15804.