The First Choice of Engineers. Worldwide.
When Flowtite began designing pipes, the only alternatives were made from either cast iron, ductile iron, steel, asbestos cement or concrete. None of these materials came close to meeting our expectations in terms of physical and mechanical properties.
This drove us to design a new pipe system using glass fibres and creating a sandwich structure. This made the pipes lighter and more corrosion resistant. That, in turn, allowed us also to have longer pipe lengths. We invented continuous filament winding – the pipes became pressure tolerant – from inside and outside. We developed glass fiber materials and polyester resins and we also created the Flowtite brand.
This new plastic design allowed us to build small as well as extremely large diameter pipes. We used strictly non-corroding materials, making Flowtite pipes corrosion resistant on the inner side and outside. From their debut in 1967 our pipes rapidly won market share. In Europe, America, the Far and Middle East, Latin America and Australia more than 6 million meters of pipeline have been manufactured and sold to date.
We continuously seek ways to make Flowtite GRP pipes even better. Higher pressure. Increased angular deflection. Faster installation methods. Professional technical literature. Better handling tools. Pipeline installations are not what they were 60 years ago. We have taken up this challenge. That is why we are the First Choice of Engineers.
We believe that pipelines built with Flowtite GRP pipes will change and improve the world. These pipelines will last longer, have little or no need for maintenance, sustain seismic activity, and meet the world’s needs for safe and leak-free fluid transportation.