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Technical Article: World-first by DEKOTEC GmbH for reliable corrosion protection: SEALID® All-in-1 – the new simplicity in pipeline construction

Reliable and permanent protection of pipe sections and weld seams are one of the main challenges in pipeline construction. A wide range of often time-consuming processes that differ for every application have previously been used. Until now. SEALID® All-in-1 is DEKOTEC GmbH's patented innovation for universal application: for the first time it provides unprecedented protection against corrosion as well as mechanical loads in a single step – without additional primer and without the use of other devices. Corrosion protection made easier than ever before.


Press release: 20 years of DEKOTEC GmbH

20 years of DEKOTEC GmbH

Leverkusen, April 2022. From 0 to 100 in just two decades: Since starting business in 2002, DEKOTEC GmbH has developed numerous markets worldwide. Whether in Australia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, or in Southern Africa: 20 years of DEKOTEC stand for 100 years of quality Made in Germany. DEKOTEC has been able to successfully complete around 2,500 orders since then.


Press release: World-first for reliable corrosion protection: SEALID® All-in-1 – the new simplicity


Leverkusen, 2nd November 2021. Reliable and permanent protection of pipe sections and weld seams are one of the main challenges in pipeline construction. SEALID® All-in-1 Tape is DEKOTEC GmbH’s patented innovation for universal application: for the first time it provides unprecedented protection against corrosion as well as mechanical loads in a single step.


Technical Article: Corrosion protection tapes - lamination versus coextrusion

Failure of laminated two-ply tapes.

October - 2021: Which production technology wins-out in the long-term? Steel pipelines are capital-intensive, so their service life is critical. DEKOTEC GmbH impressively demonstrates the vital role that superior production technology plays in the operating life of a pipeline with the exceptionally long life of its three-ply corrosion protection tapes.


Press release: BUTYLEN-AS40 HT sets new global standard in corrosion protection

BUTYLEN-AS40 HT for temperatures up to +100°C (+212°F)

July 2021 - With its new product BUTYLEN-AS40 HT, DEKOTEC GmbH is setting a new global standard: Used in combination with a new primer, the cold-processed corrosion protection tape BUTYLEN-AS40 HT achieves excellent performances: Even at extremely high operating temperatures of up to +100°C (+212°F), the product guarantees reliable protection against corrosive media and mechanical loads after just one wrapping process.


Press release: Química celebrates its 50th anniversary

50 Years Quimica

May 2021 - With consistency and flexibility to success: Half a century of presence in Spain. This year the Spanish sister company of DEKOTEC, the branch Química celebrates its 50th anniversary. The cornerstones of the branch are the same today as they were 50 years ago: flexibility, service orientation and quality assurance.


Technical article: Gasunie deploys a new composite repair system made by DEKOTEC GmbH

Easy application of DEXPAND<sup>®</sup>-CF70

May 2021 - Repair pipelines safely, quickly and economically with DEXPAND®-CF70: As a leading European energy infrastructure business, Gasunie brings together producers, suppliers and end users. Gasunie Deutschland used the new DEXPAND®-CF70 composite repair system from DEKOTEC GmbH to sustainably remedy damage to its ETL 005 gas pipeline in Bielefeld.


Press release: With consistency and flexibility to success - Half a century of presence in Spain


Leverkusen, 17 May 2021. In April 2021, the Spanish sister company of DEKOTEC celebrated its 50th anniversary of operations in Spain. An occasion to look back and into the future. Which factors were instrumental for the Spanish branch and which are still decisive for the company’s development? The cornerstones of the branch’s success are the same today as they were 50 years ago: flexibility, service orientation and quality assurance.


Mailing: Clever minds & intelligent solutions - News from DEKOTEC

teaser march 2021

March 2021 - New management in Sales International & Engineering. New DEKOTEC®-HTS100 Shrink Sleeve: For use at 212°F. TOK®-Band: How to secure joints simply & perfectly? – A report. Construction of gas pipelines: How to protect people & the environment?


Press release: New DEKOTEC Area Sales Manager for South-East Asia, Oceania & North America

Pranav Purani

Leverkusen, 15 March 2021. DEKOTEC GmbH is welcoming Pranav Purani (52) as it continues to expand its global sales operations. The renowned industry specialist joined the company on 1 March 2021 to oversee sales in the regions of South-East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and North America from his base in California.


Press release: New Director Engineering at DEKOTEC

Leverkusen, 19th, February 2021. On 1 March 2021, Dr. Reha Cetinkaya (44) will take over from Gerhard Gebhards (65) as Director Engineering at DEKOTEC GmbH. Mr. Gebhards, the renowned industry expert, will take his retirement after 24 years of service to the company.


Press release: New International Sales Director for DEKOTEC

Leverkusen, 27th, January 2021. On 1 March 2021, Luc Perrad (53) will take over from Michael Schad (63) as Director of International Sales for DEKOTEC GmbH. This renowned industry expert will take his retirement after 36 years of service.


Press release: New carbon fibre-based DEXPAND®-CF70 repair system

Pipeline repair using DEXPAND<sup>®</sup>-CF70

November 2020 - An innovative product complementing the existing portfolio of DEKOTEC GmbH, which specialises in corrosion protection and sealing technology: DEXPAND®-CF70 repairs damaged sections of steel pipes and restores the structural integrity, i.e. returns them to their original level. The pipelines can then be returned to permanent and reliable operation at the original maximum operating pressure – guaranteeing a long-lasting service life.


Mailing: New knowledge - For improved safety

teaser newsletter november 2020

November 2020 - All the latest information in one place: Interview: What do you need to know about pipeline coatings? Sealing tank bottoms: How does the new PLASTELEN®-TB system provide protection? Construction of gas pipelines: How does DEKOTEC contribute to ensuring maximum safety? Enjoy reading the newsletter!


Technical article: Report - Secure joints of asphalt on gutters with TOK®-Band

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September 2020 - asphalt, edition 5 | 2020 - When constructing asphalt roads, seams need to be created formed in line to join the asphalt to gutters around drains. For over 30 years, well-known companies have been relying on TOK®-Band from DEKOTEC to create permanent seals using bitumen joint tapes. Read on to find out why the independently certified TOK®-Band has impressed convinced in companies in Hessen, Germany.


Technical article: In just one night - Asphalt replacement using the TOKOMAT® process

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August 2020 – asphalt, edition 4 | 2020 - The federal motorway A81 is one of the busiest roads in Germany. Due to the huge amount of traffic, the motorway wears relatively quickly: regular construction measures are necessary. The TOKOMAT®-process makes asphalt replacement in just one night possible.


Technical article: Interview with Michael Schad & Luc Perrad about corrosion protection

Luc Perrad & Michael Schad

August 2020 - In the latest issue of the World Pipelines magazine, Michael Schad and Luc Perrad, two recognised industry experts in international sales, answered questions on the topic of pipeline coatings. They talked about the consequences of incorrect installation, compliance with high standards and the requirements for long-lasting corrosion protection.


Mailing: Time for something new!

teaser newsletter august 2020

August 2020 - Read all the latest news on corrosion prevention and road construction: Restoring pipeline integrity: How do you cut costs by around 75% and reduce the duration of work by 50%? Replacing asphalt in one night: What do construction companies have to say about the TOKOMAT® process? New asphalt reinforcement: How does TOK®-Armabit SK help you avoid costly and time-consuming repairs? Challenging pipeline construction: How does DEKOTEC ensure safety?


Mailing: Are you informed? From EUGAL to TOKOMAT®

May 2020 - Read all of the latest news in our newsletter! 25 years of the TOKOMAT® process: What are the advantages? DEKOTEC & EUGAL: How do you pass under an obstacle using microtunnelling? Self-repairing: How does DEKOTEC®-BTS60 seal mechanical damage on pipes? New corrosion prevention brochure: What are the new solutions?


Press release: Expansion - Technical Consulting for the dynamic markets of Latin America

Ana Cervantes – Technical Sales Manager Latin America

November 2019 — DEKOTEC GmbH grows its Latin American business by hiring Ana Cervantes as Technical Sales Manager. She brings over 25 years of extensive consulting and sales experience in the pipeline business. Located in California, close to the regional markets, Cervantes is now responsible for all client business in the area.


Mailing: EUGAL - Welded seam protection 

teaser newsletter november 2019

November 2019 - How are welded seams on the EUGAL pipeline efficiently protected from corrosion? We answer this and many other questions here: New installation method in water: How does BUTYLEN-AS50 provide reliable protection? Ground water protection: What are the advantages of TOK®-Sil Resist for biogas plants and mobile silos? Sales growth: How are we strengthening our global focus?


Press release: Approval for bitumen-based joint system for concrete & asphalt

Broad application for all types of agricultural storage areas and liquid manure, slurry and silage effluent plants.

October 2019 – DEKOTEC GmbH achieves optimal sealing against aggressive liquids. TOK®-Sil Resist is the first approved bitumen-based sealing system for both concrete and asphalt joints. As a result, the leading company for protective products in sealing technology and civil engineering protects biogas plants and agricultural storage areas against the leakage of hazardous liquids.


Press release: Increased international sales focus

New team members

October 2019 — DEKOTEC GmbH expands its international presence with two new sales positions. Rajeev Sharma, a proven industry expert, located in Dubai, is responsible for the regions Middle East & Asia Pacific. Luc Perrad, looking back at over 20 years of worldwide experience, represents excellent technical sales.


Press release: New installation method - reliable pipe protection with DEKOTEC

Floating pipe installation in water

April 2019 - Restoration of a drinking water pipeline in southern Germany. DEKOTEC protects weld seams from corrosion very quickly and efficiently using a new, floating installation method.


Press release: New PALIMEX® tapes für pipe protection

Modular protection with PALIMEX<sup>®</sup>-880/-855

November 2018 – DEKOTEC GmbH, leading manufacturer of corrosion prevention systems for welded joints, pipe rehabilitation and pipe coatings, expands its comprehensive product range with new PALIMEX® protective tapes for pipes and station construction.


Technical article: Convincing corrosion prevention on weld seams: the three-ply tape

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Article World Pipelines – Special Coating & Corrosion 11/2018 – The new construction of the MONACO high-pressure natural gas pipeline is an important milestone for security of supply in the region. Approx. 3,000 welded seams are wrapped with BUTYLEN tapes by using DEKOMAT®-11. Thus an extremely efficient construction process for the coating of welded seams is ensured.


Mailing: DEKOTEC awarded largest field-joint coating contract for EUGAL

teaser newsletter november 2018

November 2018 - Around three quarters of the weld seams in the European Gas Pipeline Link will be protected with the BUTYLEN-N60/-S20 tape system, applied using DEKOMAT® wrapping machines. Read all about the EUGAL project and our new YouTube channel here.


Press release: Positive experiences with TOK® tapes

TOK<sup>®</sup>-Band A applied in seconds

September 2018 – DEKOTEC GmbH, leading manufacturer of products for corrosion protection and road construction, is delighted about extremely positive feedback from customers about successful use of TOK®-Band A and TOK®-Band SK, two years after their introduction.


Press release: Largest field-joint coating contract for EUGAL pipeline

DEKOMAT<sup>®</sup>-11 Wrapping machine

September 2018 – DEKOTEC GmbH has been awarded the largest field-joint protection contract for the EUGAL pipeline in Germany. Three quarters of the 48,000 joints along the EUGAL natural gas pipeline – the most important ongoing new construction project in Central Europe – will be protected by the BUTYLEN-N60/-S20 tape system, which will be applied using DEKOMAT® wrapping machines.


Mailing: Practical experiences with TOK®-Band A and TOK®-Band SK

June 2018 - Customer quotes after two years of use: Enormous time savings and perfect processing – confirmed by our customers.


Press release: BUTYLEN used for field-joint coating on high-pressure natural gas line MONACO.


October 2017 – DEKOTEC GmbH, leading manufacturer of corrosion prevention systems for welded seam coatings, rehabilitation and complete pipe coatings, is supplying corrosion prevention materials for approximately 3,000 steel pipe welded seams for the construction of the MONACO transport line in the east of Munich.


Press release: DEKOTEC GmbH - 40 years of the TOK® brand in road construction | TOK®-bitumen joint tapes: for the first time without primer

New TOK<sup>®</sup>-bitumen joint tapes

January 2017 - DEKOTEC GmbH, the leading provider of corrosion prevention products and innovative sealing technology, launches a range of innovative new products that will mark a decisive improvement in the repair of damage to asphalt roads. The launch, on 15 January 2017, marks exactly 40 years since the first TOK® bitumen joint tapes for road construction were first brought to market.


Mailing: From the no. 1 for joint tapes

teaser newsletter january 2017

January 2017 - 40 years of TOK® in road construction. Find out more about our TOK® tapes, which can now be applied without a primer for the first time: TOK®-Band SK, TOK®-Band A and TOK®-Band SK N2.


Press release: Relaunch of Corporate Website from to

New Website

May 2016 – DEKOTEC GmbH Germany, leading supplier of corrosion prevention and sealing technology, launches its new corporate website. The website offers substantial new content, optimised technology and an appealing, modern design.


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