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3D Printing Custom Pipe Support Prototypes

June 23, 2016

When a longtime customer from a global engineering firm approached APP with a technical problem, we jumped at the chance to help. Read more about how we worked together to design and 3D-printed a prototype of what will become a new product in the near future.

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Protecting your piping investment with one pipe support package

May 03, 2016

Pipe supports are essential elements to maintaining a safe and operational piping system, and will protect the total cost of ownership of your process or utility piping system. The total cost of ownership is a combination of the direct and the indirect costs of your piping installation.

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Pipe supports: Hold down clamps

April 27, 2016

Restraining pipe movement in process systems is key to extending the life of components. Whether they're used to prohibit movement or simply allow controlled movement, hold down clamps succeed where other pipe supports fail.

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Pipe supports: What is a pipe shoe?

April 20, 2016

Pipe shoes are one type of rigid pipe support that provide rest and guidance for pipes. APP manufactures two pipe shoes made of tough, durable, corrosion-resistant composites: ProTek Composite Pipe Shoe and the CryoTek Pipe Shoe.

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Eco-friendly benefits of composites: Safe building alternatives

April 11, 2016

For thousands of years, people have been using composites to build structures. The latest generation of composites are stronger, lighter and can be made from environmentally friendly materials.

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The Growth of High Performance Composites in Drilling and Fracking

March 29, 2016

In the last few years, there's been sizable growth in the use of composites in drilling and fracturing. In this post, we'll summarize what's new in these industries.

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The Role of Composite Materials in Renewable Energy Applications

March 17, 2016

Composites play a vital role in the manufacture of structures such as wind turbine blades and pipe supports which enable the harnessing of sustainable energy sources.

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