The Plastic Pipes Conference Association has a new website that will provide technical and commercial information for the plastic pipe industry worldwide. The association has published an online database that contains all of its papers since the first 1970 conference in Southampton, United Kingdom.

More than 1,000 papers are included: landmark reference projects; novel applications; installation methods and design; environmental issues; technical standards and testing; new systems and prototyping; raw materials and additives; scientific advances; no-dig solutions and manufacturing expertise, as well as industry and trade aspects.

The first conference was organized by the Plastics and Rubber Institute. PPCA was specifically founded in 2002 to organize and run the series of conferences and exhibitions on behalf of the international plastic pipe industry. Its member associations comprise the Plastics Pipe Institute, PE100+ Association, PVC4Pipes Association and the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association.