Greene, Tweed to Showcase Arlon® 3000 XT at 2015 Offshore Technology Conference
Houston (April 2015) – Greene, Tweed announces it will showcase Arlon® 3000 XT at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC). Greene, Tweed will attend OTC in conjunction with Evonik Corporation, a partner in the development of Arlon 3000 XT.
Arlon 3000 XT is an engineering thermoplastic that is setting a new standard for performance in extreme conditions in the oilfield market. The technology is based on Evonik’s VESTAKEEP® PEEK polymer platform which is particularly suitable for applications that must meet extremely high mechanical, thermal, and chemical requirements.
In Dynamic Mechanical Analysis, Arlon 3000 XT had a glass transition temperature 35°F (20°C) higher than PEEK polymers and exhibited superior mechanical property retention from 350°F (177°C) to 600°F (316°C). In extrusion testing at 35,000 psi and 550°F (288°C), it outperformed all of the tested PAEK polymers, including virgin and 30% carbon-filled grades of PEEK and PEKEKK. During comprehensive chemical resistance tests, Arlon 3000 XT demonstrated compatibility with all common oilfield fluids
By putting Arlon 3000 XT to the test, in both the laboratory and in the field, the Oilfield industry can now experience greater reliability of thermoplastic components in challenging applications, thus enabling operators to expand their portfolio of technologies for HPHT environments.
Arlon 3000 XT is currently used in applications such as back-up rings, vee rings, electrical connectors, and seal assemblies. Greene, Tweed continues to test and expand the technology to additional applications and new markets.
To learn more about Greene, Tweed’s Arlon 3000 XT, visit Evonik Corporation’s booth at OTC. The conference takes place at NRG Park in Houston, TX from May 4-7. Booth 102, 4817.
About Greene, Tweed
Greene, Tweed leverages expertise in a variety of markets and products to give customers the most innovative solutions to meet performance challenges and reduce total cost of operation.
With fully qualified engineering, sales and support personnel located throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Greene, Tweed delivers solutions to individual customer applications on a global scope. Greene, Tweed products are sold and distributed worldwide. For additional information, contact Greene, Tweed at +1.215.256.9521 or visit our website at www.gtweed.com.
About Evonik Corporation
Evonik, the creative industrial group from Germany, is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. Its activities focus on the key megatrends health, nutrition, resource efficiency and globalization. Evonik benefits specifically from its innovative prowess and integrated technology platforms. For additional information, visit www.vestamid.com.
Arlon® 3000 XT by Greene, Tweed based on VESTAKEEP®, an Evonik product
Harrison W. Lee
Oilfield Marketing Manager