Pipelines & Cables: High-performance polymers to protect, reinforce and insulate
Strength and durability, along with reliable corrosion protection and insulation, are essential for pipelines and cables carrying critical resources and media such as gas, water and fuel. We provide raw materials for high-performance pipes and cables that withstand even the harshest environments.
- Rigid polyurethane foam for thermal insulation
- Polyisocyanates for a wide range of PU foams, coatings and adhesives
- Thermoplastic polyurethanes
- A wide range of polyols for high-performance polyurethane applications
- Versatile solutions: Our materials can be used to coat, produce and insulate pipes and cables.
- Strong & flexible Highly resistant to mechanical strain, impact and damage.
- Sustainable: Increases the longevity of valuable assets, decreases energy loss.
- Custom-formulated: We engineer materials that are optimized for your specific application.
We are a leading partner for virtually every requirement faced by manufacturers in the pipe industry. For major infrastructure projects like pipelines, whether in the factory or field, we help our customers achieve consistent end-to-end corrosion protection with economical, sprayable coatings that rely on Desmodur® and Desmophen®. For industrial pneumatics and other applications, products like our custom-formulated thermoplastic polyurethane Desmopan® enable strong yet flexible plastic tubing. Rigid polyurethane foams based on Baytherm® are used in long-distance heating pipelines to provide effective insulation and prevent heat loss in both rigid and flexible pipes. No matter the application, our products save energy while protecting vital resources.
Pipe coating: Durable protection for large-scale projects
Different pipeline projects have different requirements. We focus on your specific needs to find the coating solution that best suits your project. For large-scale projects, that often means finding a particularly fast-curing solution in order to process and transport several kilometers of pipe within a reasonable timeframe. Solutions like our 2K solvent-free PU pipe coating technology based on Desmodur® and Desmophen® offer advantages such as direct-to-metal spraying, rapid curing and rugged results that withstand not only everyday strains, but also the long haul to the field.
Pipe insulation: Rigid PU foams keep energy in the pipeline
We support pipe manufacturers in the production of insulated pipes thanks to solutions like Baytherm®, a rigid PU foam core situated between the inner steel pipe carrying the medium and a concentrically arranged protective tube or jacket. Baytherm® is suitable for pipe diameters from 5 mm to 2,000 mm with insulation thicknesses up to 250 mm. It offers outstanding insulation, good mechanical resistance, high heat stability and low water absorption. Our rigid PU foams promote greater energy efficiency in pipeline applications by minimizing heat exchange with the environment.
Hoses and tubes: Strong, chemical-resistant plastics for industrial applications
For plastic tubes and hoses, we offer our custom-formulated thermoplastic polyurethane Desmopan® DP 1350D. The highly extrudable melt solidifies quickly for superior dimensional stability and tight tolerances. This esther-based TPU also withstands bursting pressures upwards of 25 bar, making it a perfect candidate for pneumatics and pressure control systems, as well as fuel and lubricant hoses and chemical pipelines. Beyond excellent flexibility and a low compression set, industrial users can benefit from a very good resistance to wear, oils, and other chemicals.