10 04, 2019

PPXX Amsterdam 2020

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association has released information for delegates and exhibitors planning to attend PPXX in Amsterdam, September 21-23, 2020. The main program will comprise more than 90 presentations covering technical and marketing issues relating to the design and development, testing, installation and operation of plastic pipes systems. Papers will offer solutions to technical [...]

10 04, 2019

PE Fitting Standard Revision Public Comment

The opportunity to review and comment on the public comment draft of AS/NZS 4129 Fittings for Polyethylene (PE) Pipes for Pressure Applications, ends on 16th April 2019. Manufacturers, suppliers and users of moulded and fabricated PE fittings are encouraged to download, review and where appropriate, submit comments on the proposed draft. To download and comment on DR [...]

9 04, 2019

POP005 and POP018 updated

PIPA has published revisions of two technical guideline documents: POP005 Packing, Handling and Storage of Polyethylene Pipes and Fittings has been revised primarily to include important information relating to the storage conditions of electrofusion fittings. POP018 Polyethylene Drinking Water Pipes in Contact with Chlorine and Chloramine Disinfectants has been revised to include a glossary of [...]

21 03, 2019

Ozpipe XIX Call for Papers closing soon

PIPA and the international Plastic Pipes Conference Association’s inaugural technical conference Ozpipe XIX, will be held in Sydney on 7th and 8th November 2019. Already 20 international speakers have confirmed presentations on a diverse range of topics ranging from novel butt and electrofusion welding techniques, to structural design of large diameter buried pipes. A significant number of [...]

12 03, 2019

Sustainable Procurement e-learning module (free) launched

The Supply Chain Sustainability School has released a short e-learning module that explains what 'Sustainable Procurement' means, how the concept and ISO 20400 are relevant to Australian businesses and what you can do differently in 2019. With the support of PIPA, they've also added a case study to work through. Why not make 2019 the [...]

14 02, 2019

Ozpipe XIX – Call for Papers

PIPA in association with the International Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) is pleased to announce a call for papers for Ozpipe XIX technical conference on the theme of: “Discover: Plastics” Ozpipe XIX will feature a selection of the technical papers presented at PPXIX in Las Vegas September 2018, in addition to research papers and real-life [...]

29 01, 2019

POP004 Polyethylene Pipe and Fitting Compounds update

PIPA has published POP004 Issue 15 with updated information pertaining to AS/NZS 4020 certification of resins, where that data has been provided. This revision also clarifies that it is the responsibility of the resin processor (i.e. the pipe or fitting manufacturer) to confirm the currency of a particular resin's AS/NZS 4020 certification.

24 01, 2019

Rollepaal on board as Ozpipe XIX main corporate sponsor

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association and PIPA is very pleased to announce that Rollepaal have committed to support the Ozpipe XIX plastics pipe and fittings technical conference in Sydney, between 7th and 8th November 2019. For more than 50 years Rollepaal has been at the forefront of plastics machinery development and a generous patron of [...]

16 01, 2019

Ozpipe XIX – International presenters

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association has advised PIPA the first round of international speakers invited to present at Ozpipe XIX in Sydney, 7 and 8 November 2019, have confirmed their attendance. Speakers confirmed to date are from the UK, USA, UAE, Belgium, China, Austria and Norway. A call for Australasian papers will be made in [...]

11 01, 2019

Sandwich Construction PVC-U Technical Note TN019 published

PIPA has published a new Technical Note TN019 dealing with Sandwich Construction (SC) PVC-U Non-Pressure Pipe. SC PVC-U pipe has been successfully used in Australia for more than two decades in non-pressure DWV, stormwater and electrical conduit applications. The Technical Note provides information regarding the forms in which SC PVC-U pipes are produced, the manufacturing [...]