The topics of drainage and flood prevention are becoming ever more important in urban environments.
Read more about interesting drainage and flood prevention projects with DESO GRP Pipes in this DESO PipeLine issue.
The closing of the joint venture between deso Pipes International and Amiantit Europe was legally finalized on 31st August with the entry of deso in the company’s register. Although both companies have been and still are active on the European market with GRP pipes and moldings, their focuses differ. The former AMIANTIT Europe manufactures pipes under the brand name deso, using the continuous advancing mandrel process. In this process, continuous and chopped glass fibers are constantly and circumferentially applied to reinforce the steel core. Deso focus on the other hand, mainly produces centrifugally cast (CC-)GRP pipes; whereby, reinforcing glass fibers, thermosetting resins and sand quartz are compressed into a fast rotating mold. In both companies, component moldings (e.g., for water tanks, couplings etc.) and so-called NC pipes (non-circular) pipes are produced. The new company deso has around 470 employees at 7 production sites in 5 countries and generates an approx. annual turnover of EUR 20 million.