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GF Piping Systems

Portrait of a Company

The World of
Plastic Piping
Systems
Modern
Plastic
Pipe
Systems
and their versatile
application

At Georg Fischer DEKA, people of different educational back-


grounds have been involved with plastic pipes for more than
fifty years.

Some 110 employees make sure that the once revolutionary


discovery of plastics remains a topic of conversation
because of the development of superlative plastic piping.

In this way the world of plastics for us plastic pipes has


become larger.

There is hardly an industrial sector which has not taken


advantage of plastic materials or components.

Nowadays, modern plastic piping systems can be found in


the chemical industry, in medical technology, air and
aeronautical engineering, the automotive industry,
clean-room environments, ventilation systems (for example
in hospitals) and in sanitary installations.

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Application

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Aside from standard pipe applications the small market of
industrial piping follows its own peculiarities, that have
to be considered when acting as a supplier:

Highly individual list of requirements


Central importance of the chemical resistance
Versatility of relevant polymers / products
and dimensional range
Strongly developed attitude of the end-
customer concerning aspects like quality,
safety issues, service and technical background
Highest quality demand along the entire
supply chain
Importance of continuous practical experience
and market-orientation of the processor
High potential for innovation

It is not worth mentioning that negative and somewhat


simple connotations of the word plastic are merely a
historical issue.

High-tech plastics like PPS, PEI, PSU (and many others) are
so versatile that they have become economically,
ecologically and technically irreplaceable.

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The
History

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History
1960 Founded in Biedenkopf/ Lahn, Germany, to produce
plastic pipes (PE, PP, PVC-U, PVC-C, etc.) for industrial
engineering in the chemical process industry

1986 Expansion of the Liner- and ventilation pipes portfolio


by acquisition of the Dynamit Nobel TROVIDUR piping
segment (PVC and PVC-C) up to 600mm

1994 Certification according to DIN ISO 9001


Launch of the high-tech material pipe-production
out of PSU and PEI

1998 Integration into the Georg Fischer Corporation


as Georg Fischer DEKA GmbH

2002 Certification according to DIN ISO 14001


Integration of the ABS pressure pipe production
up to 110mm into the product portfolio

2003 Launch of the PVC-C sheet-production

2004 Launch of the PPS-High-Tech pipes production


for exhaust-gas applications

2006 Certification according to DIN ISO 9100


Expansion of the ABS product range up to 225mm

2008 New flexible high level - storage system


and logistics for ABS Cool Fit

2009 OHSAS (work-safety) certification according


to DIN ISO 18001
Production of housing pipes for electric components
(PPO Noryl)

2010 FM Approval for PE 100 pipes


50th Company Anniversary
Solvin Innnovation Award in Gold for Photobioreactor
pipes based on transparent PVC-U

2012 Launch of the halogen - free pneumatic dispatch


systems and hollow bar production up to 500mm
for PE and PP

2013 Enlargement of the PE 100 portfolio


up to 450/ 500mm for SDR 11 and SDR 17,6

2014 Energy Management Certification


according to DIN ISO 50001
Market launch of DEKADUR Plus liner program

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The
Philosophy
We are the competent and globally acting partner
in fabrication of high quality pipes for application
in industry and chemical engineering as well
as custom-oriented solutions and commercialization
of pipes.

Gerhard Wewior
Managing director

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Research and
Development

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Fischer Pipetitle
Brochure 2013 Chapter title
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Manufacturing standard parts of constant high quality is one
thing. Making the right decisions about the best applications
for specific new materials is another.

Scrutinizing of existing concepts and material-approaches


as well as their active improvement to shape the next
generation of products and innovative applications is the
key-mission of our development staff.

It is a major concern of ours to do this kind of work in steady


coordination with the respective lead-users and selected
suppliers. In the course of this we also rely on our
welldeveloped network to universities, institutes and the
strategic partnerships within the polymer-processing
industry.

Proceeding this way also ensures that Georg Fischer DEKA


is always involved in both solving actual market questions as
well as novel material trends in industrial piping.

Our activities to stepwise integrate the class of high-


temperature-resistant polymers (e.g. PPS, PAI, PEI; PSU) in
novel applications into our product portfolio is a well-suited
example for this kind of activity.

The range of suppliers for the genuine industrial market


for polymer piping systems is very restricted the responsi-
bility is high and the issues treated are quite complex.

For more than 50 years Georg Fischer DEKA has very


successfully faced that challenge. Based on our develop-
ment and production of high-quality piping products for
chemical industry and industrial engineering Georg Fischer
DEKA has done a lot of pioneer-work thereby gaining
influence over technical development in this segment
(e.g. the use of C-PVC or beta PPH).

The versatility of polymers processed at Georg Fischer


DEKA, the continuity of strategy and staff as well as the
steady development of technology applied accompanied by a
deep understanding of the relevant aspects along the supply
chain qualify Georg Fischer DEKA as a centre of competence
unique in the global market.

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Extrusion
Processes

The name Georg Fischer DEKA is synonymous with high- The basis of our long success is our employees know-how
quality products, each having special properties designed and experience, their openness to innovation and their
for its specific range of application. motivation.

A prerequisite for all this are facilities with powerful extru-


ding machines, computer-controlled mixing equipment, and
with the strictest quality control and management possible.

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This involves the choice of the most suitable materials, and At the moment over 90 % of the plastic waste material in our
expert understanding of the formulations required, a factory is recycled. The material is used in the company to
discriminating use of the processing machinery and make correspondingly labelled pipes and fittings. Alterna-
continuous quality control. In this way every Georg Fischer tively it is processed by external contractors.
DEKA pipe is a unique product.

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Tailored
Formulations,
Compounding,
Customizing

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Further Processing /
Enhancement /
Customizing
A section of the Georg Fischer DEKA company in which
piping systems and fittings can be further processed, i.e.
modified or upgraded, is of particular significance. With the
help of computer-controlled technology, the parts can be
changed in shape, bent, drilled, milled, welded etc. always
with their specific application in mind.

Parts with special dimensions, profiles, colour, length or


composition can also be made. In this way products can be
put to use faster. There is a cost saving in both time and
transport. Further processing of pipes to highly custom
specific systems, products or entire modules is a peculiarity
and core-competence of Georg Fischer DEKA.

Georg Fischer DEKA Your reliable option for custom-made


premium but economical products.

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Stock,
Logistics
and
Presence
in the
Market
Pipes of over 500 different sizes are kept in our warehouse,
which is unique in size in the entire of Europe, for instant
delivery safe, dry (UV-)protected and clean.

Five Georg Fischer DEKA dedicated vehicles, working to a


regular schedule, are able to deliver products reliably and
punctually within Germany, the Netherlands and
Switzerland.

External freight carriers handle the transportation to other


international destinations.

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Fischer Pipetitle
Brochure 2013 Chapter title
Systems
Georg Fischer DEKA has been a market leader within the For this reason, you will see Georg Fischer DEKA participat-
branch for decades worldwide. In certain parts of its large ing in trade fairs around the world, staying in touch with its
programme it is the only company which can produce the customer base.
goods required. Georg Fischer DEKA pipe systems can be
found all over the world.

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GF Piping Systems

Worldwide at home
Our sales companies and representatives
ensure local customer support in over 100 countries

www.gfps.com

Argentina/Southern South America France Middle East Sweden


Georg Fischer Central Plastics Georg Fischer SAS Georg Fischer Georg Fischer AB
Sudamrica S.R.L. 95932 Roissy Charles de Gaulle Cedex Piping Systems (Switzerland) Ltd 117 43 Stockholm
Buenos Aires, Argentina Phone +33 (0) 1 41 84 68 84 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Phone +46 (0) 8 506 775 00
Phone +54 11 4512 02 90 fr.ps@georgfischer.com Phone +971 4 289 49 60 info.se.ps@georgfischer.com
gfcentral.ps.ar@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/fr gcc.ps@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/se
www.gfps.com/ar www.gfps.com/int
Germany Switzerland
Australia Georg Fischer GmbH Netherlands Georg Fischer
George Fischer Pty Ltd 73095 Albershausen Georg Fischer N.V. Rohrleitungssysteme (Schweiz) AG
Riverwood NSW 2210 Australia Phone +49 (0) 7161 302-0 8161 PA Epe 8201 Schaffhausen
Phone +61 (0) 2 9502 8000 info.de.ps@georgfischer.com Phone +31 (0) 578 678 222 Phone +41 (0) 52 631 30 26
australia.ps@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/de nl.ps@georgfischer.com ch.ps@georgfischer.com
www.gfps.com/au www.gfps.com/nl www.gfps.com/ch
India
Austria Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd Norway Taiwan
Georg Fischer 400 076 Mumbai Georg Fischer AS Georg Fischer Co., Ltd
Rohrleitungssysteme GmbH Phone +91 224007 2001 1351 Rud San Chung Dist., New Taipei City
3130 Herzogenburg branchoffice@georgfischer.com Phone +47 67 18 29 00 Phone +886 2 8512 2822
Phone +43 (0) 2782 856 43-0 www.gfps.com/in no.ps@georgfischer.com Fax +886 2 8512 2823
austria.ps@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/no www.gfps.com/tw
www.gfps.com/at Indonesia
George Fischer Pte Ltd Philippines United Kingdom/Ireland
Belgium/Luxembourg Representative Office George Fischer Pte Ltd George Fischer Sales Limited
Georg Fischer NV/SA Phone +62 21 2900 8564 Representative Office Coventry, CV2 2ST
1070 Bruxelles/Brssel Fax +62 21 2900 8566 Phone +632 571 2365 Phone +44 (0) 2476 535 535
Phone +32 (0) 2 556 40 20 sgp.ps@georgfischer.com Fax +632 571 2368 uk.ps@georgfischer.com
be.ps@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/sg sgp.ps@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/uk
www.gfps.com/be www.gfps.com/sg
Italy USA/Caribbean
Brazil Georg Fischer S.p.A. Poland Georg Fischer LLC
Georg Fischer Sist. de Tub. Ltda. 20063 Cernusco S/N (MI) Georg Fischer Sp. z o.o. 9271 Jeronimo Road
04795-100 So Paulo Phone +39 02 921 861 05-090 Sekocin Nowy 92618 Irvine, CA
Phone +55 (0) 11 5525 1311 it.ps@georgfischer.com Phone +48 (0) 22 31 31 0 50 Phone +1 714 731 88 00
br.ps@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/it poland.ps@georgfischer.com Fax +1 714 731 62 01
www.gfps.com/br www.gfps.com/pl us.ps@georgfischer.com
Japan www.gfps.com/us
Canada Georg Fischer Ltd Romania
Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd 556-0011 Osaka, Georg Fischer Vietnam
Mississauga, ON L5T 2B2 Phone +81 (0) 6 6635 2691 Piping Systems (Switzerland) Ltd George Fischer Pte Ltd
Phone +1 (905) 670 8005 jp.ps@georgfischer.com 020257 Bucharest - Sector 2 Representative Office
Fax +1 (905) 670 8513 www.gfps.com/jp Phone +40 (0) 21 230 53 80 136E Tran Vu, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
ca.ps@georgfischer.com ro.ps@georgfischer.com Phone +84 4 3715 3290
www.gfps.com/ca Korea www.gfps.com/int Fax +84 4 3715 3285
GF Piping Systems sgp.ps@georgfischer.com
China Georg Fischer Korea Co., Ltd. Russia www.gfps.com/sg
Georg Fischer Piping Systems Ltd Unit 2501, U-Tower Georg Fischer
Shanghai 201319 120 HeungdeokJungang-ro (Yeongdeok-dong) Piping Systems (Switzerland) Ltd International
Phone +86 21 3899 3899 Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea Moscow 125047 Georg Fischer
china.ps@georgfischer.com Phone: +82 31 8017 1450 Phone +7 495 258 60 80 Piping Systems (Switzerland) Ltd
www.gfps.com/cn Fax : +82 31 217 1454 ru.ps@georgfischer.com 8201 Schaffhausen/Switzerland
kor.ps@georgfischer.com www.gfps.com/ru Phone +41 (0) 52 631 30 03
Denmark/Iceland www.gfps.com/kr Fax +41 (0) 52 631 28 93
Georg Fischer A/S Singapore info.export@georgfischer.com
2630 Taastrup Malaysia George Fischer Pte Ltd www.gfps.com/int
Phone +45 (0) 70 22 19 75 George Fischer (M) Sdn. Bhd. 11 Tampines Street 92, #04-01/07
info.dk.ps@georgfischer.com 40460 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan 528 872 Singapore
www.gfps.com/dk Phone +60 (0) 3 5122 5585 Phone +65 6747 0611
Fax +603 5122 5575 Fax +65 6747 0577
Finland my.ps@georgfischer.com sgp.ps@georgfischer.com
Georg Fischer AB www.gfps.com/my www.gfps.com/sg
01510 VANTAA
Phone +358 (0) 9 586 58 25 Mexico/Northern Latin America Spain/Portugal
Fax +358 (0) 9 586 58 29 Georg Fischer S.A. de C.V. Georg Fischer S.A.
info.fi.ps@georgfischer.com Apodaca, Nuevo Leon 28046 Madrid
www.gfps.com/fi CP66636 Mexico Phone +34 (0) 91 781 98 90
Phone +52 (81) 1340 8586 es.ps@georgfischer.com
Fax +52 (81) 1522 8906 www.gfps.com/es
mx.ps@georgfischer.com
www.gfps.com/mx

Georg Fischer DEKA GmbH


Kreuzstrasse 22
D-35232 Dautphetal-Mornshausen
Telefon +49 (0)6468 915-0
Telefax +49 (0)6468 915-221/2
e-mail: deka.ps@georgfischer.com
www.gfps.com/deka

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