When every minute of downtime in your industry costs, reduction of downtime is critical.
TenCate Cetex® thermoplastic unidirectional tapes solve that problem by combining enhanced resistance against corrosion, easy assembly and high strength and stiffness per unit weight. By using our unidirectional tapes, customers from multiple industries find pipelines lasting longer. This increases the number of days between pipe replacements. Our unidirectional tapes also reduce infrastructure costs correlated with pipeline component replacement because of rapid assembly methods, spool-able pipe, and the use of lighter weight structures.
In oil and gas, composite applications for our TenCate Cetex® thermoplastic unidirectional tapes include:
- Wrapped pipe and tubing for increased strength
- Composite pipe for reduced weight and increased corrosion resistance
- Molded frac spheres
- Dielectric structures for inspection and monitoring
- Carbon fiber reinforced tethers
Other uses include the composite pressure cylinders used on oil and gas equipment, as well as replacement of metal drill plugs with lighter weight composites for easier removal.
In the wind industry, customers use our TenCate thermoplastic unidirectional tapes in the manufacture of blades and nacelles for high volume automated processes. They find carbon fiber reinforced blades are particularly beneficial where strength and stiffness versus weight becomes an issue, such as with floating platforms.