Category Archives: Industrial

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Business After Five

BA5, short for ‘Business After Five’, are informal events designed to encourage networking among Southland manufacturers.  FI Innovations was excited to host the December BA5 evening, with over 40 people enjoying drinks and nibbles at our Otepuni Ave premises. Gareth, … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon fibre, Composites, Flexible products, Industrial, Marine, Resin infusion, Urethane |

Branxholme water treatment tanks

Branxholme, just north of Invercargill, saw lots of contractor activity recently as part of the ICC’s $11.5m upgrade of the city’s water treatment plant.  FI Innovations was asked to manufacture and install double linings in both their alum tanks.  These … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Infrastructure, Composites, Fibreglass, Industrial |

Urethane pads prevent coupling damage

If you’re out at Fonterra‘s huge milk products factory in Edendale, keep an eye out for the bright yellow urethane pads in the truck bay. Apart from being a colourful addition to an industrial area, these pads serve a practical … Continue reading

Posted in Flexible products, Flooring, Industrial, Urethane |

Splash Palace Solution

“By the summer of 2013, the flooring of Invercargill’s city pool was in need of a major overhaul.  Normally that would mean closing our doors to the public.  However, FI Innovations came up with a night-time solution that meant the pool … Continue reading

Posted in Fibreglass, Industrial, Swimming Pools |

Splash Down

We chose Rhino Linings TUFF STUFF to refurbish the slow-down pool at the bottom of Splash Palace’s  hydroslide. It has the ability to withstand the chlorinated water and cope with the rugged demands of daily use. Having a minimal shutdown … Continue reading

Posted in Industrial, Swimming Pools |

Flash Tank

Ceilcote 505 Coroline by Armatec was selected to repair a leaking water tank at a local meat-processing works.  The damaged tank was relined with a 3mm heavy duty barrier of this chemical-resistant epoxy.  Coroline has superior permeation resistance and complies with … Continue reading

Posted in Industrial |

Tuff Stuff pipe lining

Tuff Stuff from Rhino Linings is used to line a troublesome pipe at the Ballance fertilizer plant. As fertilizer ran through the pipe at high speed, the elbow bend was continually being abraded away. This cost a lot of money in … Continue reading

Posted in Coatings, Industrial |