Australia's two leading associations for the plastic pipe industry have merged.
Formed from a merger of the PVC Industry Pipeline Association and Australasian Polyolefin Pipeline Systems Inc., the new group is called the Plastics Industry Pipe Association of Australia and represents more than 95 percent of the Australasian plastic pipe and fitting industry.
Dimi Pesudovs, executive officer of the former PVC Pipelines Industry Association of Australia, said the two groups' objectives were very similar.
``Amalgamation will create a more efficient environment in which to promote products and services for the benefit of the industry,'' he said.
The merger will give the industry greater representation on issues such as standards development and strengthen the effort to maximize the use of polyolefin pipe systems.