For more than 30 years, NRI has focused its strategic research initiatives on the development, manufacturing and marketing of state-of-the-art pipe repair solutions that withstand the s of time, water and other elements. The company’s Syntho-Glass® system has proven to be reliable enough for the U.S. Navy, the Coast Guard and international natural gas and oil industry conglomerates to require Syntho-Glass® availability for all pipe repairs.
Founded in 1982, NRI developed its pipe repair systems for application within the marine industry. As the original inventors of the water activated, pre-impregnated composite material, NRI caught the attention of the U.S. Navy and in 1996 secured its first contract with the U.S. government requiring NRI’s Syntho-Glass® system to be standard onboard all Navy vessels.
The company’s success with the U.S. Navy led to the creation of larger and more robust materials. This expansion of its product capabilities allowed for the exploration of opportunities within the natural gas and oil industries. NRI focused on further developing its original product to specifically address the pipe repair and reinforcement challenges within those unique industries.
With its focus on development, NRI experienced substantial success and growth, requiring a move to a new facility in 2009. Since that time, the company has tripled in size and revenues as the demand for its solutions continues to grow. To support this demand, NRI has introduced an average of one new product per year over the last four years, with each product focusing on the company’s participation in the evolution of leak repair and pipe reinforcement.