When these are cut manually with a scalpel, the most-common current method, it is hard to get the right consistency of size and weight. Cabot has automated the process, and made it repeatable.
First, a punching machine, fitted with six calibrated cutters, stamps out the buttons on a glass microscope slide. A second slide is placed on top, and the two are pressed together in a second machine, under high heat. Six exact samples are created in less than two minutes.
Cabot also recently announced it has joined the Gulf Plastics Pipe Academy as a member. The nonprofit trade association is being created to promote the use of plastic pipe in the Middle East.
“The decision to form the GPPA acknowledges that plastics pipe manufactured and installed to the appropriate standards is the best solution for the management of the region's scarce water resources,” said Cabot Vice President Sean Keohane, who is the general manager of GPPA. “The early history of plastic pipes in the region suffered as a result of poor-quality systems.”
Cabot has developed a number of carbon-black grades specifically for pressure pipe.
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