Abstract Substantial production of the resonances ϱ, f and ω has been observed in this reaction. In contrast with the channel p p → 2π +2π − , associated production of resonances was found to occur. The behaviour of the associated production of ω-mesons with other resonances is shown to be consistent with some very simple assumptions. Alternative methods of displaying data for p p → ππω are discussed; it is shown that the longitudinal phase plot for this reaction is unlike that obtained for any previously reported reaction. Reasonable agreement for the behaviour of this channel is found with the multiperipheral model of Chan, Łoskiewicz and Allison.