CLEARWATER, Fla. – Perma-Liner™ Industries, LLC. (“PLI”), the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America, yesterday announced that the Japanese Patent Office has issued JP Patent 6302418 B2, entitled “Apparatus and Method for Repairing Pipes”. The patent covers the apparatus and method that accelerates the curing of resin in a liner for a buried pipe which includes an air inversion unit connected to an air compressor.
“We are pleased to strengthen our intellectual property protection with the addition of this patent in Japan covering this application of our core technology,” stated Jerry D’Hulster, President of Perma-Liner Industries, LLC. “We have consistently sought to protect, expand, and improve uses of our CIPP (Cured-In-Place-Pipe) technologies in the U.S. and globally. We now have 28 patents in this space, including our Scrim-Enforced patents.”
PLI’s experience in the CIPP (Cured-In-Place-Pipe) industry has allowed them to design, patent and manufacture state-of-the-art technology and distribute worldwide.
With the issuance of this patent, PLI intends to seek further its brand awareness and continue to attract potential customers in Japan and Southeast Asia. Along with Japan and the United States, PLI has patents in Australia, Canada, China, Columbia, Europe, Hong Kong, Israel, Korea, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Perma-Liner (PLI) is the leading manufacturer and supplier of trenchless pipeline rehabilitation equipment and materials in North America. Since 1999, PLI has developed systems to rehabilitate existing sewer systems without excavation.