Specialty Polymers for Oil & Gas

Global energy demands continue to increase and the Oil & Gas industry turns to extreme regions with harsh operating conditions. Solvay's portfolio of Specialty Polymers offers the largest portfolio of high performance polymers that meet these demanding requirements.

The Oil & Gas industry offers challenging applications for most polymeric materials and demands high temperature performance, chemical resistance, chemical permeation resistance, toughness and flexibility even at low temperature, excellent electrical insulation and long-term reliability. Solvay Specialty Polymers provide a wide range of high performance polymers to meet Oil & Gas critical requirements.

Specialty polymers generally demonstrate excellent thermal aging with very little change in mechanical properties over time. However environmental factors such as load and chemical exposure may affect long-term performance and therefore end-use performance testing should be carried out to verify the acceptability of the polymers in each application.

Thermal ratings should be used as a general guideline for the maximum operating temperature in oil service.

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Application Matrix

Application PVDF ECTFE PFA PTFE FKM 
FFKM
PFPE PPA PEEK PAEK PAI
Flexible riser pressure sheath                  
Flexible riser anti wear tapes              
Umbilicals              
Pipe liners        
RTPs                  
Coatings          
Control line encapsulation              
Power cables        
Tubing          
Seals & gaskets            
Compressor components            
Lubricants                  
Valves plates              
Electrical connectors              
Rod guides                  
Films