Polymer Solutions and Thermoplastic Composites for Flexible Pipe Systems
Our expansive materials portfolio for flexible pipe systems is designed to enhance performance properties across a wide range of challenging operating conditions. Our flagship specialty polymers for flexible pipe applications include Solef® PVDF, KetaSpire® PEEK and Ryton® PPS, while our thermoplastic composite materials are available via Evolite® grades.
- Evolite®: Evolite® thermoplastic tape offers exceptional mechanical and chemical resistance for flexible pipes exposed to high temperatures. Offering design freedom and customized fiber and matrix translation, Evolite® materials are adaptable to meet the most complex operating requirements, which makes them particularly well-suited for oil and gas flexible pipe systems.
- Ryton® PPS: This polyphenylene sulfide withstands prolonged high-temperature service. RTPs rely on Ryton® PPS because of its flexibility, exceptional permeation resistance and corrosion inhibition, as these are optimal properties for reinforced thermoplastic pipes.
- KetaSpire® PEEK: KetaSpire® PEEK offers the best combination of mechanical strength, permeation and chemical resistance, and can operate at higher temperatures than most other polymers in this segment. Other benefits include good wear and abrasion resistance, excellent resistance to hydrolysis and ease of processing, which are ideal characteristics for designing flexible risers.
- Solef® PVDF: This thermoplastic fluoropolymer is ideal for RTPs because its fluid barrier performance combines with excellent spoolability. Additionally, Solef® PVDF has outstanding properties necessary for flexible pipe systems.