From 23 - 24 November 2017 the “Plastic Pipes Conference” took place at the “Leela Mumbai Hotel” in Mumbai, India.
The conference provides a comprehensive overview of the latest material, technology, business trends and applications in the plastic field. Over 350 delegates listened to presentations and lectures from 25 speakers who are leaders in the field of plastic pipes. One of those was our technical sales representative Jochen Blickheuser. He introduced the Krah Pipes technology to those listening and focused on the importance of plastic pipe systems in the near future, because “the worldwide demand for plastic pipes is expected to grow more than 5% annually until the year of 2019”. Many third-world countries also concentrate more and more on plastic pipes, since they are simply more efficient, easy to handle and have a good UV resistance which is essential in African and Asian developing countries.
Picture 1: Our representative Jochen holding a presentation about the Krah Pipes Technology
This is the second part of our “Frequently asked questions” section (click here to view part one of our FAQ). In every issue we will answer some of the most asked questions we get from potential customers and interested parties about the Krah Technology.
Also feel free to send us some new ideas for our FAQ in he form below. We will try to publish as many as we can.
The Krah team has introduced a new addition to their supply range in 2017:
After a short time of development the KRAH HAS/BAS Fitting is now available from DN/ID 20 until DN/ID 300 mm and equivalent OD dimensions. The table below shows the current supply range and consider that we are able any time to adopt other dimension on your request.
Picture 1: Different samples of the new extension range
Due to the perfect teamwork between our long-time Krah customer Dainippon Plastic, Japan and our own development team the fitting could be optimized for the usage in tank-fabrication. A lot of effort has been put into this creation to enable an even quicker and easier assembling of the HAS and BAS fitting in all these sizes. On request of our Japanese business partner the BAS system considers flange connectors and all dimensions are optimized for installation at fabrication of polyethylene tanks and apparatus. According to the requested size-range and the application Krah now provides the tailor-made welding equipment.
For the 44th Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, (International Art Fair, FIAC) in Paris the American artist Oscar Tuazon created an installation made of water treatment pipes by our partner Polypipe, two metres in diameter, and presented a series of sculptures on the Parisian Place Vendôme.
The sculptures were exhibited during the whole month of October, drawing the attention of many pedestrians and visitors from around the world. Many visitors were highly impressed by the size of the pipes: a tall man could easily walk through them without any problems. But it was not just the height that was so impressive. Many people actually thought about the importance of pipes and water in our world. Mr. Tuazon addressed the problem of water resources very clearly and explained the meaning of the sculpture to those interested.
Pic. 1: Mr. Tuazons sculpture using Krah pipes on the Parisian Place Vendôme
On this point, he says “Our world is water. So we produced an homage to water in form of a sculpture. A pipe, a hole, in which water flows through below ground, a passage from one way to another. Water is an open room below ground. We need to go there, move in the canalisation and live there.” On each side of the war memorial, which stands on the “Place Vendôme” are four sections of fabricated pipe assemblies. Inside each of the pipe assemblies, prepared tree trunks have been installed, to represent the life-giving nature of our ecosystem, since they are an archive of water, a precious resource that we are all dependent on.
Polypipe was really lucky to be taking part in such a great exhibition since it shows the environmental awareness of pipe producers and makes it public to the open world. Polypipe is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of piping systems, water management solutions and energy-efficient ventilation systems, delivering engineered solutions that respond to a rapidly changing environment. Polypipe has an established market position, spanning the residential, commercial, civils and infrastructure, and public non-housing sectors in the UK and selected markets across the globe.
They have been working with the Krah technology for over a decade now and we are really proud to see pipes produced on our machines being used for such a good cause.
For the first time in the Krah calendar history we were able to shoot the whole calendar in one day.
On the 15th of October at the Frank GmbH facility in Wölfersheim, Germany, the day started very early – the first pictures were taken at 7a.m., the last at 8 p.m. We had great support from the General Managers at Frank, Ms. Heike Frank and Mr. Mark.
Instead of doing the shoot in several companies with different photographers we placed the whole thing into the hands of a professional: Petra Kladivova. Owning a model agency in Czech Republic, she organized the models and the photographer. Having already worked with us for our previous calendar, she knows how to present our pipes and products in the best possible way. The Frank GmbH owns 3 Krah production lines and a large fabrication plant for special components produced out of Krah pipes. The photographer was Pavol Bigos from Pinarto Studio. We used 5 different models to fill 12 months plus a beautiful cover photo. All models came from Petra’s model agency and were highly honoured to be part of this special project. The final result were lots of great pictures, communicating a great feeling with our pipes in the middle, almost becoming side issue… In the first week of December the calendar was sent to our customers around the world.
Find below some interesting background information from the shoot: