The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) was launched in 2004 to represent the interests of the well developed plastic pipe business in South Africa and surrounding countries.The scope and purposes of SAPPMA are far-reaching and cannot be overemphasized.
The earth is parched. Worldwide, countries are facing periods of intense drought. Areas such as California are currently in the midst of the worst drought the state has seen in its 164-year history, with 38 million residents under strict water conservation rules to reduce urban consumption by 25 % compared to 2013.
The South African Plastic Pipes Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA) held their Annual General Meeting in Midrand on the 30th of September. Speaking to more than 40 captains of industry that attended, chief executive officer Jan Venter said the decision to launch the association 11 years ago was the right one.
DPI Plastics, a leading South African manufacturer of water reticulation, drainage and pipe-fitting systems, recently received an award from the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) in recognition of its 20-year commitment to the quality standards authority and its consistent support for the SABS over this period. Johannesburg-based DPI Plastics is one of only two plastic pipe manufacturers in the country to reach this milestone. The company was presented with the award at a special function last year which attracted more than 350 guests from across the industry.
Manufacturers of PVC pipes in South Africa have less than six months left to ensure that their products are compliant with the Southern African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS) ruling that all locally manufactured be free of heavy metals by July 2015.
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.