Interplastic Corp. (St. Paul, MN) has been granted a patent for its OneStep cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) resin system.
Interplastic’s OneStep product offers the benefit of using a single, liquid initiator. The system provides mechanical properties, cure, pot life and corrosion resistance comparable to currently available CIPP resins. OneStep is available with several different resin formulations, both neat and enhanced.
“We believe these systems will help develop and innovate the CIPP market—it’s a unique offering that can change the path of CIPP lining,” said Jason Schiro, Business Manager, Pipeline Remediation Polymers, the division of Interplastic that provides the CIPP system. “We have already supplied over one million pounds to the CIPP market throughout a wide environment from South America to Alaska in liners from 8 to 36 inches in diameter.”
OneStep facilitates introduction of the initiator into the resin, minimizes mixing problems, reduces energy and labor costs and improves safety, according to the company.
Interplastic Corp. is a specialty chemicals company focusing on the production and sale of unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gel coats, putties and colorants for the composites and cast polymer industries. A subsidiary of IP Corp., Interplastic is certified to ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015.