Dow, RS Technik forge marketing alliance

01 July 2013

A SOLUTION for potable water pipelines with a new standard in the renewal of pressure pipes was recently promoted by a marketing alliance between The Dow Chemical Company and RS Technik, a Switzerland-based company specialising in trenchless technology. In cooperation with Inland Pipe Rehabilitation (IPR), a provider of trenchless underground technologies, the companies will have immediate opportunities to install the NSF/ANSI 61 certified pipe-in-pipe system.

With RS Technik’s trenchless pipe renewal technology, a fibreglass composite tube using a Dow custom formulated resin is installed into damaged water and transmission mains creating a new pipe inside of the existing one. Further, this cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) technology allows for full structural renewal.

The RS BlueLine technology is certified to NSF/ANSI by NSF International, as well as German DVGW regulation W270 and the KTW for potable water that, like NSF, are the most rigorous standards in Europe. This qualifies the innovative solution for being used in the renewal of all potable water pipes, including drinking water distribution mains and transmission lines from six to 48 inches in diameter. Moreover, the static ability of the RS BlueLine manages to carry the long-term inner pressure up to 232 psi (16 bars) without the support of the existing pipe and replaces the existing pipe with all its functions.

The first project will start in Canada, followed by a large installation project in New York. Other large projects are being executed in Sao Paulo and Singapore, following the successful introduction of the product in the last two years in Central and Eastern Europe.

Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries. In 2012, Dow had annual sales of approximately $57 billion and employed approximately 54,000 people worldwide.

RS Technik provides a comprehensive suite of trenchless technology solutions, utilising custom resins from Dow, and is fundamentally grounded in the supply and installation of proven, reliable alternatives to restore buried infrastructures around the world.

IPR is a national leader and provider of underground technology solutions with offices in six states throughout the US.

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