Aliaxis contributed to Thai rescue

Category: Latest news, Date: 25 Jan 2019

As the world watched throughout early July last year, heroic teams of divers and thousands of volunteers worked to save the boys of the Wild Boars football team trapped in the Tham Luang cave, about 1,000 kilometers north of Bangkok near the border of Myanmar.

The size of the cave and the heavy monsoon rain flooding made the rescue mission very difficult. To help the rescuers get closer to the children, a fast installation of a large piping system was needed to drain the flooded cave as far as possible. An Aliaxis customer (PTT NGD) in Thailand was actively involved in this part of the rescue and the connections were made with Friatec’s FRIALEN sockets. These safety fittings, manufactured in Mannheim, are designed for greater solidity and reliability of the fusion joint. Aliaxis is glad to have been able to make a small contribution to such a remarkable operation.

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Aliaxis is a global leader in advanced plastic piping systems for building, infrastructure, industrial and agriculture applications. The company provides communities around the world with sustainable innovative solutions for water and energy, leading the industry in a way that anticipates the rapidly evolving needs of its customers and of society. With a global workforce of about 16,000 employees, Aliaxis offers specific solutions that meet our customers’ most demanding needs across the globe. Aliaxis is active through leading local brands and operating in over 45 countries, combining local solutions with global innovation and operational excellence. The company is privately owned, with its global headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

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