Reynolds Inliner brings new trenchless technology to U.S. market

Reynolds Inliner, one of the nation's largest full-service wastewater system renewal companies, is joining with SABAS Ltd. of the United Kingdom in a strategic partnership that will bring the latest trenchless technology to the United States. The new company, Sabas Technologies, will market its patented glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) product though a licensee network. Future plans call for a U.S. manufacturing facility...

Sabas Technologies provides ideal solution for large non-circular pipes.

ORLEANS, IN, Oct. 21, 2006 -- Reynolds Inliner, one of the nation's largest full-service wastewater system renewal companies, is joining with SABAS Ltd. of the United Kingdom in a strategic partnership that will bring the latest trenchless technology to the United States.

The new company, Sabas Technologies, will market its patented glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) product though a licensee network. Future plans call for a manufacturing facility in the United States.

"Bringing Sabas™ technology to the U.S. enables us to offer more solutions to our clients," said Denise McClanahan, Director of Engineering for Reynolds Inliner. "And for lining large-diameter, non-circular pipes, there's no better solution out there."

Traditionally, deteriorating large-diameter, non-circular pipes are rehabilitated with a smaller circular liner, which can greatly reduce the hydraulic capacity of the pipe. The Sabas™ GRP conforms to the exact shape of the host pipe, thereby maintaining greater flow and often increasing overall hydraulic capacity.

"We developed a process to line large-diameter sewers in a better and more cost effective way," said Lee Skinner, co-founder of SABAS Ltd. "We have had great success with the product in Europe and Asia and we're excited to bring it to the U.S."

How is Sabas™ technology different from current U.S. technology? Sabas™ technology:

-- Is composed of high strength, low deflection laminate (provides more uniform interlaminar and shear strength because all layers are formed at the same time)
-- Is molded to fit the exact shape of the host pipe thereby providing a viable solution for rehabilitation of irregular shaped sewers and culverts
-- Uses close-fit installation processes that can increase the hydraulic capacity of the sewer or culvert even with reductions in diameter
-- Has the ability to be installed in full segment or panel pieces, allowing for greater flexibility in areas difficult to access.
-- Can be installed in operational sewers, minimizing surface disruptions and costs.

This high strength, low deflection composite is particularly well-suited for structural renovation in both large diameter and irregular shaped sewers; thus, allowing trenchless technology to be applied on a broader spectrum.

The newly formed partnership is offering licensing agreements for Sabas Technologies. Companies interested in becoming a Sabas™ licensee should contact either Lee Skinner at 812.865.2901, lmskinner@sabas-sps.com or Denise McClanahan at 812.865.3232, dmcclanahan@reynoldsinc.com.

Reynolds Inliner, a division of Reynolds Inc., is a full-service wastewater system renewal company serving municipal customers throughout the U.S. Subsidiaries include Inliner Technologies, Liner Products and Sabas Technologies. Reynolds Inliner maintains its headquarters at 4520 N. State Road 37, Orleans, Ind., and has additional offices in Indianapolis; Baytown, Texas; Fairburn, Ga.; Lawrenceville, Ga.; Louisville, Ky.; and Middletown, Ohio. Reynolds Inc., Reynolds Inliner, Inliner Technologies, Liner Products, and Sabas Technologies are part of the Layne Christensen (LAYN) family of companies.

Also see: "Layne Christensen Announces Signed Letter of Intent to Purchase American Water's Underground Infrastructure Group"

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