About Inpipe Sweden AB
Today, Inpipe has an efficient and modern production facility in Vilhelmina, in the heart of Southern Lapland. Here, we develop and produce all of our liners, from 150 mm to 1800 mm in diameter. Our products are sold all over the world, with Northern Europe being our largest market.
It all started in the 1970s with the inventor and entrepreneur Vollmar Jonasson’s idea of a system to repair sewer pipes without digging them up. The idea led to the development of a flexible fiberglass-reinforced polyester liner that is cured in place inside the pipe requiring repair. In 1977, a first patent application was filed and, after a period of product development, Inpipe AB was founded in 1985. That same year saw the first commercial installation of an Inpipe liner. Since then, over 2.5 million meters of Inpipe liner have been installed around the world.
Today, Inpipe Sweden AB is 100% owned by Björnvind Holding AB.
“We are proud of our Norrland origin and are convinced that this is what has taken us to where we are today.”
Who really cares about sewers?
Our modern society is dependent on a well-functioning pipe network for water and sewage. Everyone wants clean water for their home and wastewater must drain to the treatment plants for processing. If that cycle does not work, a number of problems may arise.
Leaks, blockages, and floods in sewer lines are common. This can lead to many unpleasant consequences, generating large costs and creating challenges for management, since these problems must be remedied quickly. If you are lucky, a flushing, removal of soil, roots and other objects will suffice. But if you are unlucky, you might be forced to dig up and replace the pipes, which is of course very costly and takes a long time before everything is fixed.
Large parts of our sewer system are considered a ticking economic and environmental timebomb because pipes are old, worn, and in need of repair. In Sweden, at today’s pace of repair, it is estimated that it will take an average of about 250 years before everything is fixed. The service life of a sewer system is estimated at between 50 to 100 years. The math simply doesn’t add up!
So, who really cares about the sewers? At Inpipe, we do!
– Up to 200 meters of new pipes in one day without digging
Inpipe Sweden AB makes products for the shaft-free repair of pipelines. The method is also called no-dig, relining, stocking, and more.
With our fiberglass-reinforced polyester liners and our installation method, you do not have to dig up pipes to renovate them. Instead, a soft and malleable fiberglass-reinforced polyester liner is inserted into the pipe. The liner is inflated with compressed air and cured in place with UV light, creating a new strong tube inside of the old one. Then, the ends are cut and service connections are opened. In one day, you can have up to 200 meters of pipe renovated and ready to use again. – Less disruption, better economy, and climate-smart!
With our method, you save up to 80% of the cost compared to digging up and replacing the pipe. For the sake of the environment, you also reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80%. An Inpipe liner is designed for a standard service life of 50 years, while the expected service life is 100 years or more. This means that the liner usually has better durability than new plastic or concrete pipes.
– This means it is not difficult to choose!