By Liz White, UT staffEdmonton, Alberta-Resin Systems Inc. is selling its proprietary Version resin to South Korea for construction uses. RSI said it has received an initial order for a full container load of the resin from S Korean distributor Polymate, Inc. The resin will be used to make industrial grouting pipes, with RSI advising the manufacturer on its proprietary pultrusion process. Once the manufacturer has re-tooled, RSI said that it will start shipping monthly container loads of the resin to Polymate, Inc. should start in October 2005. The Canadian resin supplier points out that industrial grouting pipes are “commonly used in civil engineering projects such as tunnelling where they are threaded through the soil to stabilize areas surrounding tunnelways.” And it adds that “tunnelling is an important endeavour in South Korea-where mountains make up 70 percent of the geography-providing accessibility to otherwise inaccessible locations.” The grout piping will be used by Seoul-headquartered Dae Won Soil Construction & Engineering (“DWS”), which has, “significant construction and engineering operations underway throughout the world,” said RSI. According to RSI, the Korean construction group specialises in “state-of-the-art composite technology applications” in underground supports and soil stabilisation. DWS, which has many patented grout-pipe uses using fibre-reinforced polymer and polyester resin, is changing to Version polyurethane resin “because of its superior strength properties,” said the RSI statement. “
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