Plastic Pipes database of conference papers
1970 till 2021
PPCA is a global association dedicated to the ongoing creation and distribution of technical and application information on plastic pipes system in order to educate and expand their safe, cost effective and sustainable use.

The Plastic Pipes Conference Association (PPCA) was formed to organize and run the series of conferences on behalf of the international plastics pipes industry. Member associations of the PPCA include the following:

The organizations are represented Robin Bresser (Secretary), David Fink (Chairman) and Tony Calton (Vice Chairman and Treasurer) respectively, all as voting board members. In addition, Zoran Davidovski (PPXXII OC Chair) and Sarah Patterson (PPXXII OC Co-Chair/ Technical Program Chair) serve on the board as non-voting members.

Each of the conferences are intended to be self-financing and profits from one event are re-invested in future conferences, educational tools or “spin-off” events. The mission statement emphasizes their focus in the industry:


Founded in 1999, PE100+ Association is a global industry organization made of several PE manufacturers (today 13) whose objective is to promote consistent quality at the highest level in the production and the use of PE100 pipe material. Safety and quality play critical roles in PE pipe applications. In 1999, three leading PE manufacturers took the initiative to build up the Association to guarantee that pipe materials meet the highest possible requirements. By monitoring the most critical properties of enhanced requirements, PE 100+ Association is able to issue a “PE100+ Association Quality Materials List” on a regular basis

Plastics Pipe Institute Inc.

The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) is the major trade association in North America representing all segments of the plastics piping industry. PPI’s mission is to enable the highest quality of life and preserve our natural resources through the advancement, acceptance, and use of plastic pipe systems. As an association, PPI provides a platform for the industry to share information, conduct research, and develop technical and educational content to meet the needs of various market segments served by plastics piping. PPI functions as The Voice of An Industry for our members. Members include pipe manufacturers, resin and additives suppliers, machinery manufacturers, distributors and testing and standards organizations.


TEPPFA is the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association founded in 1991 with headquarters in Brussels. TEPPFA's multinational company members and national associations across Europe represent 350 companies that manufacture plastic pipes and fittings for building and infrastructure applications. TEPPFA's members have an annual production volume of 3 million tonnes directly employing 40,000 people with €12 billion combined annual sales. TEPPFA positions itself as polymer neutral.