Extreme materials for extreme environments
The flexible tubes used for the transportation of oil and gas are under enormous physical and chemical stress. With Kynar® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), Kepstan® PEKK, and Rilsan® and Rilsan® Fine Powders biosourced polyamides (PA), the Arkema group provides a wide range of solutions to protect them against corrosion, chemical attacks and aging. These high performance polymers are also routinely used for coating pipes and flexible tubes in oil and gas installations. In these conditions, they are subject to extreme pressure and fluid constraints.