InfinitPipe® is a revolutionary technology that allows construction of an endless Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) pipe on-site using the sandwich construction technique. The pipe is made with various layers of resinsaturated carbon or glass fabric that are wrapped around a mandrel and heat-cured. A spacer sheet is used to provide rigidity while reducing the pipe weight to as little as 10% of conventional pipes. The technology has received the 2016 Innovation Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) as the world’s first green and sustainable pipe.
Most pipes manufactured to date require extensive heavy equipment that necessitates manufacturing in a plant. The pipe sections are typically made in 20-feet (7-meter) long pieces and are shipped to the job-site for assembly in the field. This adds significant transportation and installation costs. Worst of all, joints are the weakest link in the pipe where water, gas or oil can leak and cause environmental damage. For sewer pipes, these joints become a source of penetration of roots and a constant maintenance expense.