SIMONA, a system provider of thermoplastic solutions, has a comprehensive range of sheets, rods, profiles, welding rods, pipes, fittings, valves and finished parts. One of the company’s areas of expertise is products for chemical tank and equipment engineering – within this safety-specific field of application SIMONA is acknowledged for its product quality as well as its technical consulting services.
SIMONA offers a range of materials for lining the interior of steel and concrete tanks as well as for thermoplastic and GRP composite structures. Whilst PVC can be glued directly using reaction resins, polyolefins (PE, PP) and fluorinated plastics (PVDF, E-CTFE) require fabrics as an adhesion substrate for interlocking connections. SIMONA offers sheets with four different adhesion systems – thermoplastic polyester fabric backing (SK), glass fibre fabric backing (GK), polypropylene fabric backing (PK) and an highly chemical- and heat- resistant aramid fabric backing (AK). These fabric backings act as an optimal mechanical bridge between the lining and the base material to be protected against corrosion.
SIMONA® industrial double-containment pipes provide standardised end-to-end system for the safe transport of aggressive substances. To increase the level of safety in transporting aggressive substances, double-containment piping systems are made of highly corrosion-resistant materials such as PE, PP and PVDF, making them ideal for use in the chemical industry, semiconductors production, the pharmaceutical sector, metal treatment or paper and cellulose production. SIMONA industrial double-containment pipes can be used for transporting liquid and gaseous substances. The company is able to provide an extensive range of material combinations for the carrier pipe and containment pipe, always tailored to match the relevant requirements profile.
The partially fluorinated high-performance material E-CTFE is also used in chemical tank and equipment engineering – for example, in the form of butterfly valves or pumps. In addition to its very good processing capability, excellent weather resistance and superb impact strength, this material has a wide service temperature range from -40°C to 150°C and an increased level of chemical resistance even in the alkaline range. The trade fair exhibit is an E-CTFE pressed sheet with a thickness of 50 mm.
When selecting a suitable material for a specific application, the level of chemical resistance proves to be a crucial criterion in many cases. The 7th edition of SIMCHEM is now available online. SIMCHEM is a standard work of reference and a competent and comprehensive practical guide on all issues concerning the chemical resistance of SIMONA materials; it is designed to provide users with important guidance for day-to-day operations. It lists almost 4,000 media and proprietary products. In addition, the database provides valuable information about the numerous materials and the properties of plastics.
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