The History of Nu Flow Technology

Founded in Canada in 1998, Nu Flow’s initial focus was on manufacturing and installing patented and proprietary trenchless drain and sewer lining solutions primarily targeting single-family residences.

Cameron Manners developed this technology over a four-year period based upon his work in the sheet metal and sewer lining industries and desire to identify new applications. After recognizing the need for small-diameter lining, Mr. Manners founded Nu Flow. After various precursor prototypes, in 2000 Mr. Manners patented a new methodology for a “sleeve within a sleeve” lining to deliver a liner with an internal bladder to damaged drain and sewage lines and pipes. This process is somewhat similar to a stent being placed in a heart (angioplasty for a building). The second key patent, granted in 2005, protects Nu Flow’s presence “inside the building” by providing the ability to line around multiple bends which is very important given the pipe architecture within a building.

 In 2001, Nu Flow began licensing its technology to third party entities (mainly plumbing companies), growing from 10 licensees in 2001 to 250 by 2008. Nu Flow supports its licensees by providing initial and ongoing training, supplying installation equipments and epoxy as well as providing on-site job support for complex jobs.

In 2006, Nu Flow acquired American Pipe Lining, Inc. (APL) and expanded its product lines to include technology for the rehabilitation of potable pipes and mechanical systems through a pressurized air delivery system. APL introduced this technology which was developed by the U.S. Navy to repair potable water, fire suppression and other critical pipe systems, where buildings (or vessels) cannot be readily disassembled. This new acquisition immediately expanded Nu Flow’s capability to include both non-pressurized and pressurized systems, creating a comprehensive product portfolio that could meet nearly any client need.

Today, Nu Flow Technologies manufactures, installs and distributes cost-effective, green re-pipe alternatives and no-dig solutions, including epoxy coatings for potable water lines and mechanical systems, and structural liners for drain lines.

Nu Flow has continued to be ‘household name’ for contractors, property owners, property managers, engineers and building owners across the globe.

We are the only pipe lining company to manufacture all of our own epoxies, lining materials and certain specialty installation equipment. Nu Flow Technologies is the manufacturing and distributing branch that provides our licensees with high-quality materials needed to solve customers’ inside-infrastructure problems.

Thanks to an extensive resume spanning across the department of defense, government, commercial, industrial, multi-family, healthcare and historical properties, the Nu Flow brand has gained recognition, substantial growth, and longevity.