APT Starts New Promotion Drive for ADMER Pipe Coating Solutions

Advanced Polymer Trading FZC recently entered into a broad sales and distribution agreement with Mitsui Chemicals Europe to market Mitsui’s ADMER adhesive resin. As a result of that agreement APT have started a new campaign to promote ADMER as a steel pipe coating solution.

Advanced Polymer Trading (APT), an international trading company specialising in the world wide trade of rubber, plastics and petrochemicals, has launched a new campaign to promote ADMER as a steel pipe coating solution. ADMER coated on steel pipes protects them from corrosion and weathering and so assures a long operating life time.

Earlier this year APT entered into an agreement with Mitsui Chemicals Europe to market, sell and distribute Mitsui’s adhesive resin ADMER. ADMER adhesive resin is a functionally modified polyolefin that serves as a tie layer in multilayer applications including steel pipes.

ADMER can be used to coat steel pipes using a three layer PE process (3LPE) or a three layer PP process (3LPP). For 3LPE coating the epoxy primer is applied onto the preheated steel pipe to provide an oxygen barrier. Next ADMER PE adhesive is applied to create a strong bond between the epoxy layer and the top coat PE which is applied to provide mechanical protection. The structure of 3LPP coatings corresponds to that of 3LPE, combining an epoxy primer, a PP top coat and a PP adhesive.

The polypropylene (PP) coating is particularly suitable for applications where high service temperature and excellent mechanical protection are mandatory. For both types of coatings ADMER is compatible with any kind of commercially available epoxy primers and polyethylene/ polypropylene top coats.

“Using ADMER in three layer PE coatings for pipelines has been possible since the 1980’s, now after three decades it is a popular solution” said Mr. Hamid Amiri, APT’s Managing Director. “And it is increasingly replacing single layer fusion bonded epoxy coatings.”

As a tie resin, ADMER can be used in many different applications and with many different materials including Polyamide (PA), EVOH, Polystyrene (PS), Polyester (PET, PETG), Polycarbonate (PC), Polyolefins (PP, PE) and of course epoxy.