The column internals now feature liquid distributors, collectors and feed pipes made of Sigrabond composite material.
The column internals now feature liquid distributors, collectors and feed pipes made of Sigrabond composite material.

Carbon fiber specialist SGL Group has formed a partnership with Sulzer Chemtech, which provides separation and mixing technology to provide carbon fiber composite materials (CFC) for column internals.

The column internals now feature liquid distributors, collectors and feed pipes made of Sigrabond composite material.

‘The new column internals, introduced under the brand name MellaCarbon, are as corrosion-resistant as graphite liquid distributors used to date, but are at the same time lighter, stronger, stiffer, more rigid and more temperature resistant than plastics and have lower cost than special metals,’ said Ralph Spuller, SGL project manager for the cooperation project. ‘An innovative connection system enables the realization of larger diameters and allows cost efficient production.’

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