If you're near Bartow, Fla., you can check in on a new development in plastic pipe production. Australia's Tubi Ltd. has launched modular pipe production on land leased from customer Mosaic Co., producing 500-foot lengths of pipe used in phosphate mining wastewater systems.
Tubi's patented "mobile modular extrusion system" allows the company to turn out pipe right on a job site, which reduces logistics by nearly eliminating shipping issues. Catherine Kavanaugh wrote about it for PN.
The mobile extrusion plants can be packed onto flatbed trucks and hauled to project sites in 72 hours to manufacture high density polyethylene pipe for a wide range of infrastructure projects, Tubi USA officials said.
In addition to two mobile plants in Bartow, Tubi has another plant in operation in Odessa, Texas, and will soon open one in Tucson, Ariz.