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AMIBuc Slay Presenting an API 6A Case Study at the AMI Oil & Gas Engineering Conference

June 3, 2018

Buc Slay, CTO of Alpine PolyTech, will be presenting a collaborative case study between Alpine PolyTech and Oceaneering at the AMI Oil & Gas Polymer Engineering Conference studying the qualification of subsea tools per API 6A, an international testing standard that involves a rigorous combination of hot/cold pressure testing and H2S material stability. Buc's presentation will explore the temperature and pressure cycle testing success of a subsea stab manifold, detail a boundary testing program used to evaluate hot extrusion and low temperature leaking and discuss sour compatibility testing per API 6A for elastomers and plastics.

2018   HoustonWhat: Collaborative Case Study Between Buc Slay of Alpine PolyTech and Norman Jeter of Oceaneering

Where: AMI Oil & Gas Polymer Engineering Conference 2018
      Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel

             2001 Post Oak Boulevard
             Houston, TX, 77056

When: June 5th & 6th, 2018

For more information and to register for the AMI Oil & Gas Polymer Engineering Texas 2018 conference, please visit


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Neil Mendes to Deliver Presentation at the EPG 2018 Spring Technical Meeting

 May 10, 2018

Neil Mendes, CEO of Alpine PolyTech, will be delivering a presentation at the EPG 2018 Spring Technical Meeting focusing on the current market outlook. 

What: EPG 2018 Spring Technical Meeting

Where: Arlington Hilton

     2401 E. Lamar Blvd.

     Arlington, TX, 76006

When: May 10, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 

For more information and to register for EPG 2018, please visit the EPG website.


OTC April 30 Header   Neil Mendes to Deliver Presentation at the OTC 50th Anniversary Event

      April 20, 2018


Neil Mendes, CEO of Alpine PolyTech, will be delivering a presentation at the 50th Offshore Technology Conference focusing on discovery. The event is hosted by the OTC Networking Committee, and will be held Monday, April 30th from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM; Neil will present at 5:00 PM. The topic for the event is “Data, Drilling & Discovery: Five Decades of OTC: How our Past has Shaped Our Present & Impacts our Future.”  

What: The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) is an annual conference held at NRG Park in Houston where the world’s energy professionals meet to exchange ideas and opinions to advance scientific and technical knowledge for offshore resources and environmental matters. 

Where: 2nd Floor NRG Park in Houston

When: April 30, 2018 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (Discovery Presentation at 5:00 PM)

For more information and to register for OTC please visit the OTC website.


ap smallBuc Slay Represents ISO 23936 Technical Committee

May 6, 2017

Buc Slay continues to be recognized as an industry authority through his active participation on the ISO Technical Committee for ISO 23936 - H2S aging and Rapid Gas Decompression of rubber, plastic, thermosets, and composite in the oil and gas industry.  This work is also done in cooperation with Norsok M710 authorities.  Buc is one of the most committed United States’ members with 10 years of constant dedication ensuring the highest standards are established for the polymer industry.


 EPG logoNeil Mendes Invited to speak at 2017 EPG Asia Pacific Conference

 August 12, 2017

 Neil Mendes, CEO Alpine Polytech, will speak at the EPG Asia Pacific Conference, a biennial conference and a “must” meeting for Material Managers & Design/Sustaining Engineers in the Oilfield Industry throughout Asia.

This year’s presentation schedule will include topics designed to inform industry representatives about the ever evolving testing requirements, better practices for testing, and interpreting results to communicate value to customers.  Participants will also be exposed to “modes of failure” to further help future analysis and resolution of failed products. 

 This year’s conference location is at the Carlton Hotel Singapore

Neil will present:

  • Basic material testing – training videos and case studies
  • Fluid/gas aging methods - covers sour aging and RGD
  • Seal testing – low temp, extrusion, gas permeation
  • Tool application/testing – full scale API 11D1 tool testing case study
  • Standards Review – API, ISO, Norsok and NACE

In addition to Neil,

Ed Landry, Corporate Technical Director for Utex Industries, Inc. will present:

  • I’ve Got the Report! Now What? Guaranteed Success, Right?

And Wayne Furlan, Manager Elastomers Group for Baker Hughes, Inc. will present:

  • DOE (Design of Experiments)
  • Life Prediction – Aging based on compression data as opposed to the standard tension methods

Participants will also have the opportunity to question the panel, and to view exhibits.  For more information, please visit


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 APT Expands Their Capability with a New HPHT Facility

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January 20, 2017

 Alpine Polytech added an HPHT tool testing facility and expanded its capability to evaluate packers and plugs to API 11D1 accredited V0 gas testing and V3 liquid testing standards.  This expansion builds upon their expertise with H2S material aging and seal performance testing.  These additions allow Alpine PolyTech to assure its customers the highest level of quality control, providing reverification of mechanical and performance properties through the pressure and temperature cycling of gasses and liquids under the most stringent conditions.


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Neil Mendes Elected to the Board of Directors for the Energy Polymer Group

January 1, 2017

 Neil Mendes was elected to the Board of Directors for the Energy Polymer Group.  Under this two year commitment Neil hopes to strengthen the group's presence nationally and internationally.  As a board member he will also serve as the Equipment Manufacturing Director. In this role he will represent equipment manufactures using molded rubber products to produce equipment for end users.  He also hopes to develop partnerships between universities and companies innovating the latest manufacturing technologies. The EPG is a highly-recognized international association of approximately five hundred members. The EPG is a unique blend of polymer professionals, all dedicated to the advancement of polymer technology and education in the energy sector. 


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Buc Slay to speak at the Fall 2016 Energy Polymer Group Educational Symposium Next Week

September 15, 2016

 Buc Slay, CTO of Alpine Polytech, has been invited to present “The Impact of ISO/API/NORSOK External Standards” at the Energy Polymer Group's 2016 Educational Symposium, to be held next week at San Antonio's Marriott Plaza Hotel.  


The EPG is a highly-recognized international association of approximately five hundred members.  The EPG is a unique blend of polymer professionals, all dedicated to the advancement of polymer technology and education in the energy sector. This 3 day event is the premier educational program for the industry, and is designed to educate and update the experts in this field on the latest technical developments that will impact business in the coming years. Attendees will come from all over the country, and will represent every aspect of the energy polymer industry.  


To find out more, or to register for this event, please visit Energy Polymer Group.  



  ap smallAlpine Polytech Mentioned in the News

September 7, 2016

Neil Mendes was recently interviewed by a local paper to discuss the benefits of starting an Oilfiled Service Company in the midst of the worst Oil & Gas slump in 20+ years.  Read more here...



ap smallAlpine PolyTech hosted Polymer Technology Workshop

June 30, 2016

Alpine PolyTech teamed up with some of the leading experts in the Oil & Gas Polymer Industry on June 28-29th.

Charles Edwards, President of CNE Consulting, Carl McAfee, PhD., President of McAfee Consulting, and Buc Slay, CTO of Alpine Polytech lead in-depth seminars that covered the industry's most pressing technological issues.  The two day workshop included many important topics including Polymer Material Selection, Design of Experiments, and Seal Applications & Technology.  

This workshop information targeted Designers, Engineers, Technical Sales, Supply Chain, and Quality Professionals who work in Service, Chemical, Seal and Oil companies who wanted to expand their knowledge of the Polymer Industry to better understand the needs of their customers, and gain the competitive edge for their companies.


EPG logoNeil Mendes to Speak at the Spring 2016 Energy Polymer Group Technical Meeting

April 26, 2016

Neil Mendes, CEO of Alpine PolyTech, has been invited to speak at The Energy Polymer Group's Spring 2016 Technical Meeting to be held Thursday, May 26 at Arlington TX’s Hilton Hotel. He will cover the topic “Where Is the Oil & Gas Market Headed, and How Will it Affect the Energy Polymer Industry”.  This triannual technical event is designed to support all levels of the polymer industry that serve the energy market, and expects over 140 attendees from every branch of service including Compounders, Resin Manufacturers, OEMs, Molders, and Oilfield Service Companies.  For further information, or to register, please visit EnergyPolymerGroup. To recieve a copy of Neil's presentation, you can also vist EPG's library and request a copy at a cost of $75 (free for paid attendees up to one year)


ap smallAlpine Polytech Awarded ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Accreditation 

January 16, 2016

As part of our continuous commitment to providing the highest quality products and services, Alpine Polytech is pleased to announce the successful accreditation to ISO / IEC 17025:2005 granted by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. ISO/IEC 17025:2005, the highest internationally recognized standard for testing laboratories, was developed specifically for companies that intend to implement a quality system aimed at further improving their ability to consistently produce valid results.

Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is obtained through an assessment of a laboratory’s compliance in carrying out specific mechanical tests precisely to the scope of accreditation. ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation also demonstrates that Alpine Polytech has successfully completed the ISO evaluation process which includes recognition of technical competency.

“ISO 17025 is the most recognized global standard for materials testing, and reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality testing methods and compliance certifications to our customers,” said Buc Slay, CTO. The current release, published in 2005, covers testing performed using standard methods, non-standard methods and laboratory-developed methods. "With this latest accreditation, we have secured an enhanced customer confidence in Alpine Polytech's testing and documentation processes." Alpine is certified to perform H2S, CO2, CH4, RGD, aging, and high pressure testing to ISO, Norsok, API, and NACE standards.

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Neil Mendes, CEO added, "Along with the ISO 17025 accreditation, we offer expertise in the oil and gas market that encompasses the entire process of material development, product application, specification support, and

prequalification testing to eliminate the guesswork and provide our customers unparalleled solutions according to ISO, ASTM, and API.  

> View scope of accreditation here

ISO/IEC 17025 accredited testing by Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. (PJLA)

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