call for abstracts


Ozpipe 2024 – Sustainable Infrastructure - The Future is Now conference is now calling for abstracts. Co-hosted by the international Plastic Pipe Conference Association (PPCA) and the Plastics Industry Pipe Association (PIPA) of Australia in Sydney Australia, this conference will showcase a range of technical papers presented by pipe experts from both Australia and around the world, including papers presented at PPXXI in Orlando, Florida 2023.

Ozpipe 2024 spin-off conference is a 2-day global networking opportunity between suppliers and manufacturers of resins, plastic pipes and fittings, equipment also including specifiers, designers and end users.

The PPCA and PIPA invite all potential presenters to submit a 300 word abstract in English language before Tuesday 30th April 2024. The Ozpipe technical committee will review all submitted abstracts with notification of successful selection in May 2024.

Abstracts need to include a title, name, position, company address, and contact details. These can be submitted online through the Ozpipe website.  

Presentations at Ozpipe 2024 will focus on design and development, testing, installation, operation and sustainability of plastic pipes systems. Papers will offer technical and engineering solutions using plastic pipes systems, and also identify market trends for further growth in the use of plastic pipes. An in-depth review will also extend to latest developments in application areas, materials, additives/ingredients, testing, performance and the most recent expertise acquired in the area of sustainability and its assessment.

The official language of the conference is English. 

Don’t miss the 2-day conference event!  

  • 25 papers presented on the most relevant topics for Plastic Pipes
  • Exhibition area with booths
  • Networking events
  • Overseas and domestic delegates 

Key Themes for Ozpipe 2024

Market Issues

  • The evolution of the plastics piping applications
  • Experiences worldwide
  • Replacement of traditional materials
  • Standardization and norms

Plastics Pipeline Solutions

  • Large projects and novel applications for plastics pipelines
  • Rehabilitation and replacement of aging pipeline infrastructure
  • Case studies
  • Sustainable construction
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA/EPD)
  • Resource Conservation through plastic pipes

Application areas for Plastic Pipes

  • Gas & water systems
  • Hydrogen as the future fuel
  • Water transmission needs
  • Sewerage & drainage systems
  • Hot & cold systems (e.g., Surface Heating/Cooling)
  • Soil & waste systems
  • Plastic piping systems for industrial services
  • Plastic based composite piping systems

Processing, Test Methods and Performance

  • New plastic pipe materials, additives or ingredients
  • Testing methodologies
  • Structured wall and multi-layered plastic pipes and fittings
  • Developments in plastic pipes & fittings
  • New product design and testing tools for plastic pipeline systems


  • Innovation in materials, ingredients and pipe systems
  • Use of recycled materials in pipe systems
  • Decarbonization of pipe systems
  • Plastic pipes and the circular economy