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Why correct handling, storage, transportation of plastic pipes is vital
Why correct handling, storage, transportation of plastic pipes is vitalArticle

While the end-users of pipes produced by members of SAPPMA may be confident in their quality, what about the way in which these pipes are stored, handled and transported...

8 Apr 2021

Despite depressed economy, SAPPMA sees increase in membershipArticle

SAPPMA represents pipe manufacturers in South Africa and has grown to 51 members this past year...

Issued by 20 Oct 2020

Despite depressed economy, SAPPMA sees increase in membership
Despite depressed economy, SAPPMA sees increase in membershipArticle

SAPPMA represents pipe manufacturers in South Africa and has grown to 51 members this past year...

20 Oct 2020

Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMA
Still time to address SA's water infrastructural woes, says SAPPMAArticle

In a recent open letter, President Cyril Ramaphosa painted a grim picture of the country's threatening water woes...

13 Dec 2019

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SAPPMA issues call for papers ahead of PIPES XII ConferenceArticle

The Southern African Plastic Pipes Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has issued an invitation to professionals interested in presenting at its PIPES XII Conference...

8 Feb 2019

IFPA resolves to qualify welding procedures
IFPA resolves to qualify welding proceduresArticle

The Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA) has announced that it will be qualifying welding procedures and weld jobs performed by its members going forward...

11 Jun 2018

SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and invention
SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference focuses on sustainability and inventionArticle

The SAPPMA Pipes XI Conference took place in Gauteng earlier this month, covering issues relating to plastic piping, water infrastructure and engineering...

13 Sep 2017

The PIPES X Conference too place in Johannesburg last week.
17 experts address PIPES X ConferenceArticle

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) recently hosted its PIPES X Conference in Midrand...

14 Sep 2016

Water restrictions are leaky plaster to tackle SA's water crisis
Water restrictions are leaky plaster to tackle SA's water crisisArticle

To combat one of the worst droughts South Africa has ever experienced, water restrictions were implemented in Gauteng, Cape Town and parts of KwaZulu-Natal...

28 Jan 2016

SAPPMA expresses concern about SA's water supply
SAPPMA expresses concern about SA's water supplyArticle

SAPPMA has expressed grave concerns about the severe pollution in water sources, water losses in distribution, and the lacking water infrastructure that is expected to support increasing demand...

20 Feb 2015

Pipes VIII Conference announces sponsors, keynote speaker
Pipes VIII Conference announces sponsors, keynote speakerArticle

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has announced the main sponsors and keynote speaker for this year's Pipes VIII Conference that will take place on 2 September 2014 at the Bytes Conference Centre in Midrand.

27 Jun 2014

New members for SAPPMA and IFPA
New members for SAPPMA and IFPAArticle

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) and its subsidiary organisation, the Installation and Fabrication Plastics Pipe Association (IFPA) have jointly welcomed nine new members to their associations recently.

17 Jun 2014

Seamless bend pipes showcased at WAMPEX Expo
Seamless bend pipes showcased at WAMPEX ExpoArticle

German polymer processing company STAR is a first-time exhibitor at this year's West African Mining and Power Exhibition, WAMPEX 2014. The company develops and produces large diameter polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP)pipe systems of up to 1200mm outside diameter.

13 Feb 2014

SABS to ensure PVC pipes are heavy metal free
SABS to ensure PVC pipes are heavy metal freeArticle

The South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has welcomed the South African Bureau of Standards' (SABS) announcement that all PVC pipes manufactured in South Africa have to be free of heavy metals by July 2015.

29 Jan 2014

Revised technical manual to be released by SAPPMA
Revised technical manual to be released by SAPPMAArticle

At the end of August 2013, the revised 2013-2014 Technical Manual will be released by the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer's Association (SAPPMA).

27 Jul 2013

Sasol heads for the Competition Tribunal
Sasol heads for the Competition TribunalArticle

Sasol will appear before the Competition Tribunal from Monday (13 May) on allegations that the company charged excessive prices for materials used in the production of plastics.

10 May 2013

Cross-stitch a magazine cover? That's VISI for you!Article

In the out-of-the box world of VISI, old is new, DIY is hip, and cross-stitching is no longer exclusively granny territory. Case in point: the stand-out cover of the 192-page DIY 'Bright Ideas' issue of VISI is an actual hole-punched cross-stitch pattern bundled with a sample of red Mohair yarn, just begging to be stitched.

Issued by New Media 31 Jan 2013

Cape beaches to receive bins to store broken or discarded fishing linesArticle

Following the successful implementation of a pilot project that uses PVC pipe as bins for discarded fishing line along the Overberg's Gansbaai shoreline, beaches on the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape Coast will soon have bins in which fishermen can throw away broken or used lines.

12 Nov 2012

Winning design of trolley for recycling
Winning design of trolley for recyclingArticle

This year's Student Design Competition, in which entrants had to design the most innovative and practical trolley that could be pulled behind a bicycle for the collection of recyclables, was won by Reando Potgieter, Anthony Wilcox and Balungile Mahlangu from Tshwane University of Technology, who submitted a group entry.

19 Oct 2012

Pipe merchants added as affiliate member category of SAPPMA
Pipe merchants added as affiliate member category of SAPPMAArticle

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has announced that it now includes pipe dealers as a new category of affiliated membership. According to the chairman, Jan Venter, SAPPMA is open to pipe manufacturers and suppliers into the plastic pipe industry who comply with the conditions of membership.

19 Oct 2012

Plastic pipes cartel smashedArticle

According to reports on Business Live, Fin24 and Business Day, the Competition Tribunal has heaped praise on Petzetakis Africa's managing director Michelle Harding for exposing collusive practices in the plastic pipes sector and has given the company an 80% discount in penalties. Petzetakis was fined R9,92-million for its role in fixing prices and allocating markets.

5 Jul 2012

MD hailed for role in breaking cartelArticle

The chapter on the cartel in the plastic pipes industry, spanning almost 40 years, was closed yesterday, 4 July 2012, when the Competition Tribunal handed down its decision.

Amanda Visser 5 Jul 2012

SAPPMA revised technical manual released
SAPPMA revised technical manual releasedArticle

The third revision of the Technical Manual of the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturer's Association (SAPPMA) has been released. The manual is aimed at assisting engineers who are involved in the plastic pipe industry, to make informed decisions.

25 Jun 2012

SA plastic pipes are free of heavy metals - SAPPMAArticle

The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) has announced that lead has been eliminated from all locally-manufactured plastic pipe products and that all plastic pipes manufactured by its members are guaranteed to be free of heavy metals.

12 Jun 2012

Protecting marine life with plastic
Protecting marine life with plasticArticle

Innovative plastic pipe bins are being used in a waste removal project - the first of its kind in South Africa - to clear discarded fishing line from beaches along the country's coastline.

Wilma den Hartigh 11 May 2012

Tribunal confirms settlements in pipes cartelArticle

South Africa's Competition Tribunal confirmed the settlement agreement between the Commission and Flo-Tek. However, as not all parties were present at the hearing, the Tribunal will set another date for the hearing of the settlement agreement between the Commission and Swan Plastics.

1 Nov 2010

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