Quality & Technology
Pipenology is a manufacturing company with one main focus: to develop and produce the most advanced and reliable custom CIPP liners in the market today. With over 2.8 million lineal feet of our liners successfully installed across the nation, we’ve delivered solutions for the most complex CIPP projects and can meet customers’ most demanding requirements.
At Pipenology, we blend our operational, engineering and research expertise into the manufacturing process to bring you state-of-the-art liners at competitive prices. Trust us to be your partner-of-choice for satisfying your most demanding CIPP needs efficiently, reliably and profitably.
Our Liner Solutions Give YOU The Edge
Pipenology creates liner solutions for the challenges faced during each stage of a CIPP project, from pre-planning and installation, to on-time completion. Our management team’s years of field experience provide firsthand knowledge of the problems faced by installers. We started from scratch to produce products that solve the issues faced daily on site
- You wanted superior coating to make it easier for an installer to find the right balance between inversion control and pressure.
- You wished for high-performing felt with greater uniformity to ensure even distribution of resin and a dependable product.
- You needed seams that would hold up in the toughest installation environments
Pipenology’s superior product components — EnduraCoat™, TechniFelt™ and IronSeam™ — assure you a smooth liner installation experience, superior reliability and long-term customer satisfaction.
“CIPP contractors work to build profitable, long-term businesses, while offering quality solutions in a highly competitive market. We’ve focused our efforts on designing and producing a cost-effective, high-quality CIPP liner that helps minimize the risk that any CIPP contractor faces in meeting their goals.” Casey Smith, Vice President
Always Innovating – Continuously Improving
Unique Liner Features
Click the tabs below to learn how our materials and processes create a state-of-the-art liner:
We coat our liners with a proprietary polymer blend developed to enhance flexibility, lower small diameter installation pressures, be compatible with either a hot water or steam cure, while optimizing the performance characteristics of the installed product. This coating is key to a quality installation, cure and the long-term integrity of the CIPP. No other liner manufacturer offers this unique polymer blend for their liner coating
To meet the short-term and long-term performance requirements for CIPP, the felt must absorb resin quickly and evenly, retain it throughout the installation and cure, and have superior dimensional stability throughout these processes. Pipenology has chosen the finest technical felt, superior to the felt used by others, because of its uniform polyester felt fiber distribution, absorption and retention of the thermoset resins, resulting in an enhanced consistency of the final product.
Our combination of detailed stitching with an extruded seal creates a seam that is both extremely strong and flexible. This combination of attributes makes our liner the best choice for the toughest installation environments.
Making Liners To Satisfy You AND Your Customers
We produce to exacting specifications in our ISO 9001: 2008 certified manufacturing plant. The sewn liners meet or exceed all ASTM standards. Pipenology liners are manufactured to the sizes specified by the customer, ranging from 6 inches to 96 inches in diameter. Our liners use our TechniFelt™, considered the highest quality felt available, to ensure consistency in strength and resin absorption. The outside layer is coated with Pipenology’s unique EnduraCoat™, a proprietary polymer blend that enhances flexibility, minimizes friction and is compatible with either a hot water or steam cure. For extra strength and flexibility, seams are butt-sewn with the finest thread and then extrusion sealed to exacting standards. Our multi-step quality assurance process is conducted on-site, to ensure that the liner is free of dry spots, lifts and delamination of any layers or tube coating. In the end, our quality is best judged by the satisfaction of our customers who ultimately benefit from our liner’s ease of installation, durability and performance.
“Whatever your project needs – large or small diameter, challenging specs, tight schedule – we deliver using the latest proven technologies. We partner with you to make sure you get the right liner solution to make your project a success.” Jim Hock
Quality Is Our Main Ingredient
It’s about the people…
At Pipenology, we’re focused day in and day out on producing the best quality CIPP liner in the market. Our team doesn’t rely only on technology to ensure you get what you want and need, but adds years of experience and craftsmanship to make sure our products deliver state-of-the-art quality. Our team is focused on what we do best: creating the best liners in the market, so you can focus on what you do best.
… and it’s about the technology
We have built our own, proprietary production equipment after years of analyzing the needs of customers and production techniques. We make sure the results meet exacting specifications, and constantly test to make sure we maintain the highest levels of performance, so you can rest assured that the liner you are using will perform as predicted and expected.
Casey Smith – Leading R&D to create a new generation of CIPP liner
Casey’s understanding of the challenges faced by CIPP professionals runs deep. Casey worked as a senior product engineer for Insituform Technologies from 1992 to 1997, leading the field implementation of material and equipment technologies similar to those used today. The next two years, he worked as a training manager for a national contracting entity, providing field personnel more effective ways to implement cutting-edge CIPP methodologies. From 1999 to 2002, Casey worked in Europe, leading multiple technology implementations in much different and separate contracting cultures. The lessons he learned proved invaluable when he returned to the U.S. and ran a highly profitable business unit for four years. Among his roles was directing the nation’s first Construction Manager At Risk (CMAR) project used for pipe rehabilitation. In 2008, Casey joined SAK Construction as a regional manager and later served as senior business development manager for the Pipe Rehabilitation Division. Casey took the reins at Pipenology in 2014, leading the company’s R&D and business development effort.
“I’ve been so lucky to have entered the industry when I did—1992—and to have been exposed nonstop over two decades to the ideas of the originators, engineers and contractors who flushed out the practicalities of CIPP concepts, so that the industry could evolve to what it is today. My experiences have given me a unique perspective of the trials and tribulations that CIPP contractors face daily.” Casey Smith
Jim Hock – Directing the manufacture of over 2.8 million linear feet of liner
Jim has headed Pipenology’s manufacturing operations since the company’s very beginnings in 2010. He manages the day-to-day production work to ensure that the highest standards are maintained in the development, testing and production of Pipenology CIPP liners. With his decades of experience in diversified high-volume manufacturing operations, including serving as Serta Mattress Company’s St. Louis plant manager for 25+ years, Jim leads the way toward quality assurance and customer satisfaction.
Director of Manufacturing
“Having the opportunity to apply my 25+ years of manufacturing experience to create a brand new liner product for the CIPP market is very exciting. There are so many established processes and procedures that I could leverage from the mattress industry and combine them with new material technologies to develop what we believe is the best liner product on the market.” Jim Hock
Join The Team That’s Changing The Industry
If you’re looking for a great place to work, look no further. If you want to work at a company that empowers you and values innovation, look no further. If you want to be part of a team that supports each other with opportunities for advancement, look no further.
We are constantly looking for new team members to join Pipenology, so please click below to see a list of our current openings and apply online:Apply Online
If you are interested in speaking with someone about a position, please call 636-542-6710 ext. 8 to reach our Human Resources department.
1449 Hoff Industrial Drive
O’Fallon, MO 63366
phone (636) 542-6710
fax (636) 542-6711