CVC Thermoset Specialties Develops Specialty Epoxy Resins, Tougheners and Curatives that Improve Oil and Gas Pipeline Safety

MOORESTOWN, N.J., December 03, 2019— Pipelines are an efficient way to transport oil and natural gases. Safety requirements are becoming more stringent as drilling underground reaches new levels and demand rises for laying pipelines in extreme cold and high-temperature environments. CVC Thermoset Specialties has developed advanced materials to help pipeline engineers meet challenges such as corrosion, cathodic disbondment and high-temperature resistance.

Corrosion of buried pipelines is a leading cause of electrochemical reactions, which can lead to a loss of metal integrity. This can result in leaks, spills or even explosions. To protect pipelines from corrosion, engineers rely on coverings and coatings made with HyPox CTBN-modified epoxy resins from CVC. HyPox resins are proven to improve cathodic disbondment and toughness properties at various temperatures when used in girth weld and in FBE coatings.

During fracking— a popular method for sourcing natural energy— oil and/or gas is released from the earth under high pressure and temperature. Coatings for fracking applications must withstand the high temperature and acidity of the materials flowing through the pipeline. CVC offers EPALLOY epoxy phenol novolacs for high-temperature- and chemical-resistant coatings, especially when sulfur-based acids are present.

Oil and gas pipelines must also be protected internally from solid particulates contained in oil and gas fluids like inorganic salts, partially polymerized oils, silicas, dirt, greases and acidic compounds. As these particulates travel through pipelines, they become aggressively corrosive projectiles. Coatings designed for internal pipeline applications must be engineered to be tough against the high abrasion created by these fast-moving particles. CVC’s EPALLOY product line also offers a range of epoxy phenol novolacs and THPE-based specialty epoxies with high Tg and high chemical resistance for such applications.

CVC is committed to serving the pipeline-coating industry, offering products, experience and technical support specifically designed for plant- and field-applied pipeline coatings and maintenance. For more information, contact product expert Dr. Hitesh Soni at 1-856-533-7699 or visit www.cvcthermoset.com.

About CVC Thermoset Specialties
CVC Thermoset Specialties, an Emerald Performance Materials Company, is a leading developer of specialty materials including toughening agents and resins for high-performance thermoset systems and specialty nitrile latex for niche applications. Headquartered in Moorestown, NJ, CVC is a leading producer of custom and specialty materials used by formulators all over the world. For more information on CVC Thermoset Specialties, visit our website at www.cvcthermoset.com

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