Asset International Ltd
Asset International Ltd manufactures a range of advanced technology polyethylene drainage pipes at its facility in Newport, south Wales. Part of Hill & Smith Holdings plc, the company has exclusive UK and Ireland rights to manufacture the Weholite range of structured wall pipe. Weholite was first developed in Finland and is recognised as a lightweight, durable, easy to install and abrasion-resistant product that is tolerant of ground movements. It is manufactured in internal diameters from 400mm to 3500mm. The low pressure-high technology pipe offers the construction and water industries a low overall cost solution across a range of applications, including surface drainage, foul sewers, inter-process pipework, culverts, attenuation tanks, ducting and outfalls. Asset has manufactured bespoke designs for companies such as Black & Veatch, Carillion and Bi Water North Midland Alliance on behalf of some of the UK's largest water companies including Severn Trent, Thames Water, Yorkshire Water and Scottish Water.
Mr Simon Thomas
What is Weholite?
Weholite is a large diameter gravity or low pressure structured wall pipe made from high density polyethylene (HDPE) resin. With Weholite, raw material properties have been combined with advanced product technology to create a lightweight engineered pipe with superior loading capacity.
It is used to convey liquids or air, below ground level, above ground or under water in gravity applications underwater and gravity applications. Pipes can be joined in a variety of ways
from the non-watertight plastic band to the 100% watertight Teekay mechanical coupler or hand
extrusion weld, to the full penetration machine weld for marine applications. Standard Weholite can be used at a continuous operating pressure of 1 bar, with LP Weholite suitable for pressures up to 2 bars. For specific applications please contact Asset International ltd.
Weholite pipes are designed, manufactured and installed in accordance with National and International standards such as BS EN 1295, BS EN 13476 and WIS 4-35-01.
Speed and economy of installation together with product quality and durability has been recognised in both the public and private sector whereby Weholite has been used as the preferred solution.
� Storm water attenuation tanks
� CSO attenuation tanks
� Cooling water intakes
� Pumping chambers
� CSO control chambers
� Marine outfall
� Ventilation pipes
� Surface drainage
� Inter-process pipework
� Foul sewers
Range of Weholite pipes by size
Asset Weholite provides all the technical advantages of polyethylene solid wall pipes, but substantial savings in weight and ease of installation offers lower overall installed costs than traditional materials.