Pipe Coating System Earns U.K. Water Research Approval

Stag Technologies (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA), a division of the Vortex Companies, announced that its Dual Coat (DC) 1000E epoxy, a key component of the Picote Brush Coating System, was recently approved by the United Kingdom’s Water Research Centre (Swindon, United Kingdom).

“This approval opens up the European market for us, as well as helps support our new Quadex Europe Division,” says Michael Vellano, Vortex CEO. “Our resin, combined with the system, makes an extremely effective method of small diameter pipe rehabilitation now available to a booming market sector.”

With this announcement, the two-part, 100% solids epoxy resin system is approved to rehabilitate non-potable and wastewater clay, concrete, and cast-iron pipes.

The brush coating system consists of the combination of a pump and specialty brushes. It is easy to use and a quick answer to pipe drain and sewer rehabilitation.

“Stag developed a dual cartridge package that can be easily inserted or changed when needed,” says Andrew Gonnella, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Vortex. “The two-part resin is already pre-measured to the correct component mix ratio when delivered to the customer. That's an extremely important step to a successful application.”

Stag describes itself as a leading formulator and custom developer of polymeric materials. The company produces a complete line of 100% solids epoxies for Vortex’s in-house installation teams, in addition to contract manufacturing polymeric materials for customers in the water, sewer, and industrial infrastructure marketplace.

Meanwhile, Vortex says it delivers advanced trenchless technologies and turnkey services to cost effectively renew municipal, industrial, and commercial infrastructure.

Source: Vortex Companies, www.vortexcompanies.com.