Keeping high-stakes, high-pressure infrastructure applications under control
Infrastructure requires performance for today and tomorrow. As the global population continues to grow, so do demands on existing infrastructure – and expectations for smart, sustainable infrastructure growth. The scrutiny on safe, efficient distribution of water and natural gas has never been higher. Designing for safe, reliable and sustainable gathering and distribution of water and natural gas is crucial.
We understand the weight that puts on pipe producers’ shoulders. They want to supply water and natural gas systems that not only help prevent corrosion, cracking and leakage but also offer excellent, long-term performance under almost any condition – like temperature cycles that are growing more extreme, events like seismic insults that must be anticipated, and high-pressure, high-capacity designs that improve efficiency. Plus, they have the added responsibility to reduce, reuse and recycle materials of construction to achieve quickly evolving sustainability objectives.
Dow has a portfolio of distinct pressure pipe resins and tie layers that can help pipeline designers, specifiers and producers address the most demanding of monolayer and multilayer, flexible and rigid applications. We’ve been doing it for decades.
Our versatile portfolio of polyethylene (PE) resins includes bimodal, ethylene-octene-1 copolymer, adhesive and impact modifier resins that can help enhance the performance of monolayer and multi-layer rigid and flexible pressure pipes, offering exceptional:
- Longevity, service life
- Mechanical Performance
- Low SAG
- High temperature ratings
- Scratch and slow crack growth (SCG) resistance
- Rapid crack propagation (RCP) resistance
- Reduced notch sensitivity
- Fusion capabilities, leak-resistance without mechanical fittings or gaskets
Dow is a supplier that gets the connection between material specifications and in-use performance and durability. We have many decades of experience in the pipe industry and work with the world’s leading pipe extruders and specifiers to develop exceptional pipe products.
The International Energy Association reports that tackling methane emissions is the single most important measure that contributes to the overall fall in emissions from oil and gas operations. We operate pipe technology R&D centers around the world and are constantly working to improve existing resins and develop new materials that help piping systems of all kinds operate exceptionally. Plus, we have a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry, with products that go beyond pressure pipe resins to enhance the efficiency of gathering, recovering and distributing these vital natural resources.
Improved durability with impact modifiers for PVC pressure pipes
With PVC, boost your pipe’s performance with specially formulated impact modifiers and process aids, which offer improved end-use ductility, process stability and heat stability. This supports low-cost solutions for a variety of plumbing applications in residential and commercial construction.