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Flexible flowlines and umbilicals

In today’s dynamic world, fossil fuels are becoming increasingly challenging to extract. Nowhere is this more evident than in the offshore Oil & Gas industry. The result is a trend towards replacing steel with lightweight high-performance materials. This is especially true for applications for deeper and more remote waters, and where new technologies are being developed to enable existing fields to be exploited more efficiently. In addition, the performance requirements of materials for underwater use are becoming increasingly stringent, as working pressures and temperatures become ever higher, and as more aggressive crudes are extracted.

Light, strong and very long

With unique properties, such as high tenacity, high strength and high-tensile modulus, Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibers from Teijin Aramid are perfect for reinforcing a wide range of deepwater products – especially flexible flowlines and umbilicals.

Ideal steel replacement

Our Twaron and Technora para-aramid fibers have all the benefits of steel (e.g., high strength, very low creep, and temperature and chemical resistance) without the disadvantages (e.g., corrosion, high weight and stiffness). Therefore, they are ideal enabling materials for developing lighter-weight, more flexible and maintenance-free products for offshore applications. When used as a replacement for steel, para-aramid fibers make it possible for deepwater developers to reach new depths without compromise.

Taylor made solutions

Twaron and Technora are available in a wide range of grades and linear densities, enabling designers to make effective and efficient use of the fiber of their choice. Special custom-built finishes can also be applied to further enhance properties required for use in deep water. Large bobbins can be supplied to make products of long lengths that do not require splicing.

Secondary products

Twaron and Technora are also available in a wide range of secondary products such as cords, fabrics, ropes, chopped fibers, pultruded rods, specialist technical papers, thermoplastic wear, anti-extrusion tapes, and many more. Teijin Aramid has in-depth knowledge of the properties, performance and suppliers of these products.

Sustainability

They can also be recycled at the end of their life, minimizing their impact on the environment. Recycling is part of Teijin Aramid’s commitment to providing sustainable products.

Jason AherneBusiness Development Manager
Mr. Jason Aherne
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