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Carboline Reveals Polyclad® ARO to Protect FBE/Epoxy Coated Steel Pipe

Published on 2013-10-10. Author : SpecialChem

ST. LOUIS -- Carboline Company, one of the leading global manufacturers of High Performance Coatings, Linings and Fireproofing Products, has announced Polyclad ARO, an advanced high performance coating formulated to protect Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) coated buried steel pipe from damage during horizontal directional drilling installations. Polyclad ARO is specially designed for the protection of FBE or epoxy coated pipeline from gouge and mechanical damage during directional drilling or slip bore installations. Polyclad ARO is applied directly over coated pipe as an abrasion resistant overlay (ARO) and provides superior protection in rocky, rough and mountainous environments. It absorbs the destructive energy and minimizes coating damage.

"Polyclad ARO provides excellent adhesion and superior gouge resistance to prepared FBE and other coatings", said Dallas Finch, VP of Global Research and Development. "This allows for the coated pipe to be used in the most severe conditions and extend the life cycle of the pipeline."

"The development of Polyclad ARO allows applicator shops to greatly increase production by speeding up throughput," said Randy Roth, VP of Sales-North America. "With a 10 minute dry to touch and 20 minute cure time it's a game changer in the oil and gas pipeline market."

The purpose of ARO coatings is to protect the FBE from damage while being pulled through a drilled hole. The test that best simulates this damage is the gouge resistance test currently being developed by NACE International. Polyclad ARO has the best gouge resistance of all abrasion resistant overlay (ARO) coatings on the market.

About Carboline Company

Carboline is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of innovative High Performance Coatings for the Industrial, Commercial, and Architectural industries since 1947. Carboline Company's Global Headquarters is based in St. Louis, Missouri, with manufacturing locations around the world.

Source: Carboline


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