Pipe Core brings Europe’s leading solutions to NZ
Dec 16, 2022
For almost 15 years, Pipe Core has used its expertise in trenchless technology to support Australia and New Zealand’s trenchless industry with quality products and equipment from some of the world’s leading European suppliers.
Pipe Core was founded in 2008 with the intention of supplying the latest cured-in-place pipe (CIPP) technologies to the Australia and New Zealand market. By working alongside global suppliers and maintaining long term relationships, the company keeps its knowledge of traditional CIPP systems sharp, while simultaneously taking on new innovations and staying ahead of industry challenges.
With this dedication to growth, Pipe Core is now a distributor of a range of premium CIPP pipe relining equipment and materials in Australia and New Zealand, with products, equipment and technologies supplied from leading manufacturers around the world.
Pressure-resistant, hygienic and award-winning
This includes German-based SAERTEX multiCom® GmbH, which offers a visionary portfolio of UV-cured fiberglass-reinforced liners for wastewater and supply lines. SAERTEX-LINER® MULTI has proven itself in over 99,000 installations world-wide, saving time as well as being a flexible and sustainable choice for the trenchless rehabilitation of municipal wastewater pipes and pressure lines.
SAERTEX multiCom GmbH has now brought the final piece of the puzzle to life in Australia and New Zealand with the introduction of the SAERTEX-LINER® H2O, a fiberglass-reinforced lining tube for the trenchless rehabilitation of ageing potable water pipes. The product has been successfully tested for use in contact with drinking water according to AS/NZS 4020:2018 by AWQS – Australia’s leading NATA accredited product test laboratory.
“We are proud to announce that SAERTEX-LINER H2O has been successfully tested for use in contact with drinking water according to AS/NZS 4020:2018,” says Katharina Helming, Business Development Pressure at SAERTEX multiCom.
“For the approval, SAERTEX worked closely with Pipe Core and are now looking forward to exciting projects in Australia and New Zealand.”
This hygienic and pressure-resistant liner has been used worldwide on more than 350 UV-CIPP installations on over 100 projects to date. It is the first liner made from sheer glass fibres to be ‘Class A’ classified, meaning it is fully structural and results in an independent pipe after installation, in accordance with DIN EN ISO 11295.
Notably, this liner was awarded the No-Dig Innovation Award by the International Society of Trenchless Technology in 2019.
Innovative trenchless maintenance hole rehabilitation
Another solution offered by Pipe Core is the German-manufactured relining solutions from Vertiliner®, innovative trenchless methods for rehabilitating deteriorated wastewater maintenance holes and vertical shafts. Made of high-quality GRP liner, Vertiliner is a seamless tube, impregnated with a light-cured synthetic resin that is inserted into a shaft and then cured using advanced UV-light technology to form a new inner relined surface of the structure.
“Angular, oval and walled maintenance holes, with major changes in cross-section are no problem thanks to this patented technique,” says Pipe Core Manager Sergej Fast.
“The Vertiliner system is an economical alternative to excavation and maintenance renovation, providing structural stability and surface protection for many years.”
Complete pipe and sewer rehab solutions
Since it was established almost 15 years ago, Pipe Core has been supplying Innovative Sewer Technologies (I.S.T.) products to the Australian and New Zealand markets. The internationally renowned brand offers a comprehensive offering in the pipe and sewer rehabilitation space.
Fast says I.S.T.’s WaterMark certified liners are among Pipe Core’s most popular trenchless products.
“The core WaterMark certified liners alongside resin systems from I.S.T. continue to be our leading CIPP products,” he says.
“Pipe Core’s own evolution and growth has allowed for various curing optimisations to be made available.”
I.S.T.’s own silicate resin spot repair system has been approved by the German Government with DiBt certification for over 15 years. This product offers more than 50 years of service life and has been used globally for over 20 years.
It has been specifically designed for short liner applications on damp pipe surfaces and is ideal for partial repair work in sewer rehabilitation. The different product variants enable a high degree of versatility and variability in terms of processing and curing times.
Pipe Core’s longstanding relationship with I.S.T. means the company is now also supplying Australia and New Zealand with the latest UV and LED curing equipment.
Fast says by offering the latest in UV LED curing technologies from I.S.T., Pipe Core’s customers can be assured the technologies are tried and tested, and supported globally by one of the largest CIPP manufacturers. Pipe Core also assists its customers in the supply and service of specialised equipment required by installers of traditional CIPP liners and resins including milling, drain cleaning, CCTV inspection, wet out and inversion equipment, as well as the latest equipment to support the installation of UV liners. “We’re always ready to embrace new technologies and with an appetite for innovation Pipe Core will continue to strive to bring the world’s leading trenchless solutions to the Australian and New Zealand industry,” says Fast.
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