In 2022, one of the leading flat hose manufacturers, 5ELEM HI-TECH, became the main shareholder of one of the first global pressure liner manufacturers, NordiTube Belgium.
Since the 1980s, NordiTube has developed pressure liner rehabilitation systems for all kinds of applications for the water, gas, sewer and chemical industries. NordiTube products have also been installed and certified in all parts of the world.
Since its inception in 1983, 5ELEM has become a technology-based private enterprise focusing on the research and development (R&D) and manufacturing of high-tech raw materials and products with composite materials.
5ELEM`s production is located in Jiangyan, China. It has established R&D and sales centres in Taizhou, Shanghai, the United States, Western Europe, Taiwan, Vietnam, and other places.
5ELEM continuously pushes forward the design, innovation and the scale production of the specialty hoses including the shale gas fracking hose, high volume firefighting hose, oilfield pipeline hose, fertilising drag hoses and no-dig rehabilitation hoses.
The company’s products are sold in more than 120 countries around the world. 5ELEM is a major supplier of large-diameter hoses for shale gas development in the United States.
Since 2008, it has maintained a leading position in the export volume of the same industry.
5ELEM understands the importance of the continuous upgrades of the global pipeline networks and the important role trenchless technologies play in this process.
5ELEM has now combined all its rehabilitation products under the organisation of NordiTube.
The full pipe rehabilitation product range will now be globally represented by the local NordiTube Technical Sales Teams.
In Australia, NordiTube is represented by the affiliated company RTI Asia Pacific, Adelaide since 2017.
Since then, the Inserted Hose IH Liner for long distance rehabilitation and up to DN1200mm and the CIPP Pressure Products Nordiflow and Tubetex have been AS/NZS 4020 certified.
For the gravity market the Nordiwall Flex Cured In-Place Pipe (CIPP) products and the spiral wound product range of Nordiloc are available.
The local NordiTube representatives provide the regional customers with technical assistance including training manuals, equipment selection and job site supervision, if requested.
The scale production facilities provide excellent delivery time advantages, which are in favor of the Australian and New Zealand customers.
The combination of NordiTube’s long-term rehabilitation experience and the high-tech production potential of 5ELEM, RTi Asia Pacific, Adelaide, will provide Australian and New Zealand customers access to the full variety of leading rehabilitation technologies.
This article featured in the August edition of Trenchless Australasia.
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