egeplast is now the 100‐percent owner of Extena. Following its acquisition of a 75‐percent share in Extena in March 2020, egeplast is now the 100 percent owner of Extena AB. The cooperation with egeplast has been first‐class from day one, and during our period of co‐ownership we have seen the potential of the business model. For Extena to be fully supported by, and hence fully owned by, an innovative pipe system manufacturer like egeplast will provide the best conditions for the next growth phase. “Extena being a 100‐percent part of the egeplast Group allows for easier access to internal synergies and for a closer exchange between the companies,” says Dr. Ansgar Strumann, Shareholder and Managing Director of egeplast. In the Nordic markets, Extena will continue to use the established “Extena” brand complemented by “part of egeplast Group” to indicate that these two well‐established brands have joined forces, which the market thus can expect to be reflected in their range of products and services. Download Pressrelease
Extena launches Pressure Pipe SLM® DCS – with continuous monitoring and a high strength protective sheath
Damage to water pipes is a problem for most pipeline owners and involves high repair costs. This type of damage also poses problems for individuals or companies who may lose their access to clean water. And there are additional costs caused by the loss of drinking water, which can increase significantly over time. In order to quickly locate damage to a critical pipeline at an early stage and thereby minimise troubleshooting time, Extena is now launching Pressure Pipe SLM® DCS. This pipe gives you full control and automatically alerts you to any damage to a pipeline, with up to one metre accuracy. You can choose between continuous online damage control or performing a control at predetermined intervals. PE 100 RC, conductive strips and a high strength sheath Pressure Pipe SLM® DCS from Extena consists of a standard pipe made of PE100 RC equipped with conductive strips for the rapid detection of possible leaks. The pipe also has a high strength sheath for extra protection. This sheath has a thickness of 1–5 mm depending on pipe dimension. Compared to traditional PE material, the raw material PE 100 RC has about 17 times higher requirements for slow crack growth. A monitoring device connected to the pipe issues an alarm even in the event of very minor pipe damage. The messages are then sent directly to the control centre or a mobile phone. The system can automatically shut down and reconnect any connected pump systems, thereby preventing water loss at an early stage. Benefits and features Permanent or on-demand monitoring of a pipe system Increased pipeline safety thanks to continuous status updates Avoid water loss including consequential damage Automated operations such as shutting off a stretch of pipeline Fast detection and location of damage with 1 metre accuracy Extra protection provided by a high strength 1–5 mm sheath Check that no damage has occurred during installation
Extena and egeplast have been selling products to the Finnish market for several years. We have now decided to further boost our presence in Finland, starting at the Infratech 2021 trade fair on October 13-14 in Turku. In addition, we are launching our website in Finnish adapted to the Finnish market. Anders Rydén and Patrik Berg, who has extensive experience of selling pipe systems for the VA industry, are responsible for sales in the Finnish market. https://www.extena.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2021/04/Inferatech-2021-EXTENA-SD-480p.mov
160 mm in 200-meter lengths on coil The market has long demanded larger dimensions in longer lengths. Extena can now deliver ø 160 mm SRS/SRE-P in 200-meter lengths on coil for larger projects. Read more about Extena cable protection pipes >
We have strengthened our delivery and distribution, adding a brand-new truck with trailer to our fleet. An investment that will help us remain a reliable supplier for both small and large projects in Scandinavia. During the last year, we have intensified and expanded our business through the merger with the German group egeplast. As a result, we offer a wider and deeper range.