The process begins with the finest quality raw synthetic fibers which must pass stringent quality standards before being woven into tubes. Next, MTube® CIPP is run through a gamut of exacting quality checks such as weight, thickness, density and strength that help ensure consistency and thickness.
Quality is further woven into the MTC manufacturing process by:
- Sewing the seams instead of flame joining
- Heat-bonding the coating
- Utilizing polypropylene coatings instead of polyurethane
Butt-sewn seams provide strength and produce a smooth, uniform pipe wall while the heat-bonded coating seals the stitching and provides an impermeable, watertight covering. MTube® CIPP then receives a polypropylene coating, which is thicker than standard coatings. This polypropylene layer provides a higher melt temperature and produces a lower coefficient of friction.
The unique combination of sewn seams and the polypropylene coating makes MTube® CIPP more robust and less prone to rips or tears during the installation process. Each of these benefits underscores our commitment to provide superior quality CIPP tubing at affordable prices.
There is a better option to decrease costs and enhance quality—MTC.
Since 1971, CIPP has been used to rehabilitate over 25,000 miles of pipelines worldwide. A structural solution, MTube® CIPP is a resin-saturated felt tube that is typically inserted into an existing wastewater pipeline through manholes.
Once it is in place, it is cured using hot water or steam. Service laterals can be reinstated internally using a robotic cutter. Compared to open trench replacement methods, MTube® CIPP is a significantly less intrusive and more cost-effective solution for installing a new pipe with a 100-year design life.
- Step 1: A resin-saturated, coated felt tube is inverted or pulled into a damaged pipe.
- Step 2: Hot water or steam is used to cure the resin and form a tight-fitting, jointless and corrosion resistant pipe.
- Step 3: Service laterals are typically restored internally with robotically controlled cutting devices and the rehabilitated pipe is inspected by closed-circuit TV.