Evonik Industries (Germany)
VESTAMID® NRG Full Plastic Gas Pipes for High Pressure
company, which has created a product in any plastic technology by using new
material (polymer), new material blends and/or new additives/fillers, allowing
such product to be made.
For many decades steel was the only
material for gas pipes in the medium‐pressure range. In 2012, however, it became commercially
possible for the first time to replace steel by polyamide 12. Evonik worked on
this development for more than 10 years.
of this achievement are the
identification of the application, its technical realisation
development of the polymer and compound to
installation in the field), the committee work required and,
not least, the effort involved in convincing pipe manufacturers and gas distribution operators of the advantages of the new