Plastic Pipes XXI – call for abstracts

Groundwater management
McKinsey study: PVC pipes have 35-45% lower greenhouse gas emissions than alternatives

PPCA invites all potential presenters at Plastic Pipes XXI in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, to submit 300 words abstract in English language before 11 November 2022. Title, name, position, company address, and contact details should also be included through the online submission site. 

Presentations will address key technical and marketing issues relating to the design and development testing, installation and operation of plastic pipe systems. Papers will offer solutions to engineering issues in the use of plastic pipes system and identify market trends for further growth in the use of these systems. 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. 

Key Subjects for Plastic Pipes XXI

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