BVM August, 2016 - page 27

Business View Magazine - August 2016 27
Corma’s large corrugated plastic piping is generally
used for sub-surface drainage and sewer applications
and is especially preferable to concrete because of
its lighter weight, easier installation, and longer ser-
vice life. “Each concrete section weighs so much and
they’ve got so many joints to do,” Lupke says. “It takes
forever to install. You can do 20 foot lengths of plastic
rather than three foot lengths of concrete.”
Working on a machine that can make pipe bigger than
60 inches is a project that the senior Lupke started
awhile ago, but according to his son, “never put enough
energy behind. Now it looks like it’s finally going to be
realized and we’re pretty excited about that. People
have hinted that they’d like to go bigger, but I don’t
think they’re expecting it at any time soon. But now
we’ve dedicated a team to this project and we’re hop-
ing to have our trials done and have a 72” (1800mm.)
I.D. pipe sample at the upcoming K show,” he says.
K- 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and
rubber, will take place in Dusseldorf, Germany, this
coming October.
Another innovation at Corma is the new Corma Super
Coupling. Lupke explains: “The piping system, gener-
Corma, Inc.
Manufacturer of corrugated plastic pipe
manufacturing equipment
Concord (Toronto), Ontario, Canada
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