Sabic has launched UDMAX GPE 45-70, a glass-filled high-density polyethylene composite tape suitable for applications in the water distribution and oil and gas sectors.

It can be used to reinforced industrial pipes, boilers and storage tanks, helping increase strength performance while reducing weight. ‘This new material is designed for use on industrial pipes and vessels and it can deliver excellent mechanical properties,’ said Hans Warmerdam, commercial director.

Sabic’s tapes feature a high-pressure fiber impregnation technology (HPFIT) that enables the spread and combination of thousands of glass or carbon fibers with a thermoplastic matrix. ‘The result is a resin-rich surface containing a high density of continuous fibers, minimal void content and fewer broken fibers,’ said Joris Wismans, technology director. UDMAX tapes are available in different slitted sizes in rolls of up to 4,000 m.

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