25 Years of Spiral Winding

Chem Resist's role in pioneering and developing spiral winding technology.

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The Beginning Of Spiral:

  • Early 1990’s manufacturers still used welded sheet
  • Chem Resist pioneered the technology in the UK, liaising with other European Manufacturers
  • In 1992 Chem Resist worked with Cambridge University to develop the best spiral winding techniques
  • Industrial facility set up at Chem Resist Dewsbury.


  • Early tanks were mainly Polypropylene
  • Chem Resist, sitting as a technical expert on the European Standards Committee, developed the standard BS EN 12573
  • Engineers confidence increased with the adoption of the design standard
  • Developments in Polyethylene from PE63 to PE100 RC means most tanks are now PE.

25 Years On:

  • Storage tanks produced with volumes approaching 150,000 litres, 4.3m in diameter
  • All tanks manufactured using PE100-RC, the best available material, especially for highly oxidising chemicals
  • New 11,000m3 fabrication hall to be build to improve work flow and meet demand
  • Chem Resist reach 25 years of Spiral Winding, the most experienced in the UK.

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