The opening ceremony of a second production line of the cured-in-place-pipe (CIPP) products NORDIPIPE and NORDIFORCE from SEKISUI NordiTube Inc. was held in Hammond, LA, on Aug. 20. The inauguration was performed by Kozo Takami, president of Urban Infrastructure & Environmental Products Company of SEKISUI Chemical Co. Ltd., a shareholder of SEKISUI NordiTube Inc.
SEKISUI NordiTube Inc., founded in 2005, produces and distributes its CIPP products for pressure pipe rehabilitation in the U.S., Canada, South America, Asia Pacific and Australia. Its affiliate company SEKISUI SPR Americas offers Spiral-Wound technologies for the rehabilitation of stormwater and wastewater pipes. Together they provide for every rehabilitation project the ideal trenchless solution that is installed by experienced network partners.
With the second production line, SEKISUI NordiTube Inc. expands the production of NORDIPIPE and NORDIFORCE to respond to increasing demands in the water and sewer markets. Both products specially tailored for each application, are glass-fiber reinforced pipe liners, which can resist high internal pressures and exterior loads. This means that these pipe liners can bear loads statically even without the old pipe, therefore each can be described as a “stand alone pipe”. The installation of long lengths and the negotiation of bends are possible with both products.
NORDIPIPE is designed especially for drinking water networks and is approved according to NSF 61 and BNQ. For pressure sewers SEKISUI NordiTube offers NORDIFORCE.
The new production line of SEKISUI NordiTube Inc. is geared towards larger and longer liners and can produce up to 984 feet of 48-inch liner in one piece.