Styrene

At present it is impossible to imagine sewer renovations by means of UP and vinyl ester resins without styrene. No genuine alternatives could be found despite intensive development work by resin manufacturers.

Despite the sporadic discussions about styrene, UP resins have established themselves in sewer renovations with a market share of over 90%. Over the past 16 years, all of the storms about the alleged risks of styrene for humans and the environment have passed us by with no significant effects.

What a lot of people don´t know is that styrene is I not just made from petrochemicals, e.g. for use in plastics, lacquers or rubber, but is also a natural material!

Traces of natural styrene can be found in coffee, kiwis, strawberries, grapes, wine or beer, for example. Styrene is also a pyrolysis product that can be found in cigarette smoke: a heavy smoker takes in around 1.6 mg of styrene each day.

Not many chemicals have been investigated as intensively and thoroughly as styrene! Nevertheless, up to now there has been no noticeable increase in fatalities, the contraction of cancer or the development of allergies in studies performed with rats and humans.

Conclusion: If the UP resin and liner are handled correctly, styrene is no problem with respect to occupational medicine and eco-toxicology!

Saerbeck, December 2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

An exciting year is almost drawing to a close and our industry has once again seen a lot of progress. 

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Saerbeck, December 2019

SAERTEX multiCom: WELL POSITIONED FOR THE NEW DECADE

New Managing Director at SAERTEX multiCom: Since autumn Kai Diecks appointed new Managing Director at German quality manufacturer for GRP liners.

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Saerbeck, November 2019

WE ARE GETTING READY FOR NEW CHALLENGES IN 2020

The year 2019 is slowly coming to an end – already today we would like to thank you for a trusting and successful cooperation in 2019! In order to start the year 2020 together with you successfully and well recovered, we would like to inform you about our upcoming inventory and the company holidays at our plant in Saerbeck:

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Saerbeck, October 2019

WE ARE NO-DIG AWARD WINNER 2019!

At the "International NO-DIG Conference Florence" in early October, our potable water liner, the SAERTEX-LINER® H2O, was honoured with the "New Technology Award" from the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT).

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Saerbeck, June 2019

APP FOR THE PIPE SYMPOSIUM ONLINE!

Do you already know our new app for the 8th Saerbeck Pipe Symposium? Here you will find all information about the event in September in Münsterland. Whether programme, exhibitor, side programme or registration: Everything online and always up to date!

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