Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC Introduces Patented Pipe Sock™ Technology as a Durable Solution to Crevice Corrosion

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High-strength FRP Structural Reinforcing Systems from Pipe Wrap® provide flexible, non-intrusive rehabilitation for oil and gas pipelines

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Pipe Sock is a critical solution for piping system owners and engineers in the oil, gas and chemical industries.

Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC (MIS), a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, today announced the addition of its patented Pipe SockTM technology to its wide range of solutions for structural pipe reinforcement, leak repair and corrosion prevention. Utilizing the composite repair experience gained from industry leader Pipe Wrap®, Pipe Sock is a fiber reinforced polymer designed to eliminate crevice corrosion problems caused by direct metal-to-metal contact.

“Pipe Sock is a critical solution for piping system owners and engineers in the oil, gas and chemical industries,” said Dale Willis, vice president of Milliken’s building and infrastructure business. “The Patented Pipe Sock offers a durable, reliable, and easy-to-install solution to mitigate problematic areas associated with crevice corrosion. The uniqueness of this technology vastly separates itself from the traditional epoxy solutions which tend to crack at the interfacial boundary thus creating additional hidden crevice corrosion.”

Pipe Sock consists of a pre-formed, size specific fiberglass wear pad and a specially formulated adhesive system that combines to form a resilient crevice corrosion solution. The material’s inherent physical characteristics can accommodate temperature requirements up to 250° F and provide complete fit-up integrity between Pipe Sock and the pipe, eliminating moisture penetration and condensation cavities. The product requires no special tools for application, which takes only minutes once minimal surface preparation is complete.

MIS has rapidly established itself as a leader in the design and construction of composite materials for pipe repairs. The company acquired Pipe Wrap in August 2014, and employs and partners with global engineers, scientists and researchers to develop in-depth repair documentation and design applications unlike any previously offered in the industry.

In addition to its industry-focused sales, support and communication efforts, MIS delivers third-party tested and validated leading-edge solutions that create customer value and cost-effectively rehabilitate, strengthen and protect pipeline assets.

For more information about Milliken Infrastructure and its range of solutions, visit http://www.infrastructure.milliken.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/milliken-infrastructure.

About Milliken Infrastructure Solutions
Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, LLC offers a range of smart, practical innovations focused on exploring new materials and installation-friendly methods to make it easier and more efficient to rehabilitate, repair, and strengthen infrastructure. Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the company’s extensive range of products – from fiber reinforced polymer and geopolymer mortar systems, to geosynthetic composite concrete mat and fabric innerduct – offer solutions for oil, gas and industrial; storm and sanitary; buildings and parking facilities; tra¬nsport infrastructure; and telecom markets. Milliken Infrastructure Solutions is a subsidiary of Milliken, a global innovation leader that has obtained over 2,200 U.S. patents - and more than 5,000 patents worldwide - since its founding in 1865. To learn more about Milliken Infrastructure Solutions, visit infrastructure.milliken.com.

About Milliken
Milliken is an innovation company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. Our community of innovators has developed one of the largest collections of patents held by a private company. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemicals, floor coverings, and performance materials, we work around the world to add value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make the world more sustainable. For more information, visit http://www.milliken.com or infrastructure.milliken.com.

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