O-tek – GRP filament wind pipes for highest static demands
With around 600 employees in Colombia, Mexico and Argentina, the O-tek Group serves sales markets in numerous Latin American countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Peru and Paraguay.
The glass-fiber-reinforced plastic pipes with diameters ranging from 30 centimeters to 3 meters and pressure ratings of up to 32 bar are used primarily in infrastructure projects in the drinking water and wastewater sectors. In both segments, but also in the field of hydropower, the Latin American market offers huge potential here. The pipes are manufactured in individual lengths of up to 15 meters on a project-by-project basis.
O-Tek GRP pipes are manufactured using the patented Flowtite technology and, like all GRP pipes, weigh around ¼ of comparable cast iron pipes and 1/10 of comparable concrete pipes. The CO2 footprint of Flowtite pipes is only 1/3 of the footprint of comparable pipes – the advantages are obvious: lower energy consumption in the production of the required raw materials, significantly lower weight of the finished product, thus logistical advantages and last but not least longer life cycle.