thermoplastic pipe Articles

  • Repairing thermoplastic joints – Doing it right the first time

    The most common method for repairing leaking joints is hot gas welding at the fillet formed by the fitting socket entrance and the pipe. Hot gas welding of thermoplastics piping system joints is quite similar to the acetylene welding or brazing process used with metals. The fundamental differences are that the plastic rod must always be the same material as the pieces to be joined and heated gas, ...


    By IPEX

  • World`s Largest Pipe Contract Awarded to Fabricated Plastics for Expansion of Petrochemical Complex in Texas

    When Fabricated Plastics Limited of Maple, Ont., was given the contract to supply all the piping required for the expansion of a plastics resin plant in southern Texas, it proved to be the largest single pipe contract ever awarded. In terms of variety of pipe and chemical service requirements, it was also one of the most complicated and demanding, with different molded laminates and pipe lining ...


    By Fabricated Plastics Limited

  • Macomb county emergency repair case study

    Sinkhole Repaired in Michigan Township Clinton Township, like most communities, can provide us with case studies in evolving infrastructure needs. On July 22, 1782, more than a year before the American Revolutionary War ended, the first settlement was founded on the site of present-day Clinton Township, Mich., near the Clinton River. The lower bluff, which is close to the river, ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Plastics case study - RheTech

    RheTech found that HammerTek Smart Elbows could convey highly abrasive finished product with few signs of wear after a year in service. The sweeps previously used lasted only three or four months. RheTech, Inc. of Whitmore Lake, Michigan, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of proprietary thermoplastic polyolefin alloys and compounds uses such additives as minerals, fiber reinforcements and ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Regrind processing of injection molding

    I hate to see all this reiteration of suggestions on regrind, when it appears that no one is reading the information that is specific to this application. On his posting that is about a month ago and about post number 25, Vijay states he is using a GF-nylon in air vents, and they are painted. Is anyone trying to address his issue by reading what he needs, or are people just trying to gain ...


    By Aco Mold Manufacturing

  • Case study - RheTech

    Six years after installation, the Smart Elbow® has provided years of maintenance free production and still eliminates streamers. It's been close to five years since HammerTek did a case study on the 120 Smart Elbows® installed at RheTech, Inc.'s Whitmore Lake, Michigan plant. That first case study presented the drastic difference in how operations had changed after the June 1997 ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • All you want to know about sump pumps

    The weather nowadays is extremely unpredictable. It may be sunny now, and may rain heavily the next instant. Also, occasionally there are weather conditions like rains, hurricanes and storms, which can occur when it is least expected and among all of these, floods are the most common. Floods can be very irritating as the water can flow indoors. In such a condition, a sump pump is necessary in ...

  • The search for sustainable plastics

    As petroleum-based polymers foul our oceans and litter our lives, researchers seek more environmentally friendly ways to meet demand for durable, versatile materials. The fate of the world’s oceans may rest inside a stainless steel tank not quite the size of a small beer keg. Inside, genetically modified bacteria turn corn syrup into a churning mass of polymers that can be ...


    By Ensia

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