Sydney - Australia

On behalf of Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia (PIPA) welcome to Ozpipe XIX, Sydney Australia November 7th and 8th 2019. For this, PIPA’s inaugural PPCA spin-off conference, our chosen venue is Dockside overlooking the magnificent Cockle Bay Wharf.

The theme of our conference “Discover: Plastics”, has been borrowed from The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association’s (TEPPFA) current awareness campaign that highlights the natural suitability of plastics pipe for drinking water, gas, sewer, conduit and stormwater applications. It shines a light on real-life case studies, showcasing how plastic pipe systems have been successfully deployed in many challenging situations, and are continuing to function decades after their installation.

25 technical papers will be presented by plastics pipe experts drawn from Australia and an additional 10 countries, including the UK, USA, Belgium, UAE, Austria, Spain and China, reflecting the breadth and depth of plastic pipe systems, materials and applications; from solid-wall pressure pipe and fittings to structured-wall drainage pipe and materials including polyethylene, molecularly-oriented polyvinyl chlorine and polypropylene.

Ozpipe XIX presenters will detail research and technological developments in materials, processing, design and installation, Standards and sustainability; as well as innovative case studies. 

Freedonia are forecasting 6.7% growth this year in the world demand for plastics pipe to 19.3 million installed kilometres; and with our Asia/Pacific region being the largest and fastest growing market, the medium term outlook for the Australasian plastics pipe industry is very positive.

Ozpipe XIX’s exhibitors and sponsors are keen to connect with pipeline designers, owners and operators to discuss their innovative pipe and fitting solutions. Our conference organiser Confco, are ensuring ample opportunity for Ozpipe XIX delegates to make or renew contacts and develop relationships during the sponsored coffee and lunch breaks, or over informal drinks and canapes at the Thursday evening cocktail reception.

The opportunity for the Australian plastics pipe and fittings industry to connect, learn and look to the future will take place over two days in November 2019 and the PIPA board hope that you’ll take the opportunity to attend Ozpipe XIX to learn more of what of our industry has to offer.


Mark Nykiel
Plastics Industry Pipe Association

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