Trade press releases

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KraussMaffei Berstorff to expand its market leadership in premium segment in Russia and CIS countries
– Modernization through space-saving solution concepts for 3-layer HDPE pipes
– Newcomer invests in KraussMaffei Berstorff PVC pelletizing system
– Customers in Uzbekistan set store by machines and plants from KraussMaffei Berstorff for production expansion

(Munich, December 15, 2017) The Russian economy is recovering and more is again being invested in the plastics market. In this environment, KraussMaffei Berstorff can assert its strong market position with its sophisticated technologies and customer-specific plants, and further strengthen it with many projects in pipe and profile extrusion, as well as in pelletizing.

Tehstroj to modernize its pipe production with a three-layer concept

"In connection with the modernization of its production location in Kazan, Tehstroj, one of the leading Russian manufacturers of water and gas pipes made of HDPE, has upgraded its existing extrusion line for the manufacture of single-layer HDPE pipes with our three-layer pipe head concept," Andreas Kessler, General Sales Manager of KraussMaffei Berstorff at the Munich location, is pleased to say.

The extruder/pipe head combination consisting of two KME 38-30 B/R single-screw extruders and the KM-3L-RKW 74-400 pipe head – equipped with the IPC internal pipe cooling system – is a special design precisely tailored to customer requirements. Tehstroj is thus able to increase the output in the manufacture of two- and three-layer pipes made of HDPE or PE-RC (resistant to cracking) materials.

"In view of the tight market conditions, it is extremely important to upgrade our plants to the latest standards, and thus to increase our competitiveness. KraussMaffei Berstorff has many years of experience in customer-specific solution concepts; the system offered has therefore proved to be the most efficient for us," stresses Lenar Gilmutdinov, Commercial Manager at Tehstroj.

"The three-layer pipes made of polymer materials and PE-RC satisfy current market requirements, so we will always be able to satisfy our buyers," Gilmutdinov continued.
The plant will be taken into operation at the start of 2018.

Polymer Compound, Moscow, to enter PVC pelletizing business

In mid-2017, Polymer Compound, one of the leading manufacturers of premium-quality compounds for window seals, hoses, cables and special applications, put into operation a pelletizing system with the KMD 114-26 G-W twin-screw extruder.

"In selecting a suitable system, we attached special importance to the best machine quality in order to manufacture premium-quality products with a high output and great flexibility," explains Alexei Chizhmakov, Managing Director of Polymer Compound. "From several providers in Italy and Germany, after visiting the company we decided on KraussMaffei Berstorff as the strategic partner for our new project," emphasizes Chizhmakov.

Polymer Compound now wants to use its many years of experience in development in this field in the production of hard and soft PVS pellets for seals and window profiles and white goods.

Production expansion in manufacture of window profiles

The company Akfa in Uzbekistan, a long-term customer of KraussMaffei Berstorff, is expanding its window profile production. For its new factory in Navoi, it has placed a large order for a total of ten twin-screw extruders of the XS series. The plants will be put into operation in mid-2018.

Art Plast, with its headquarters in Tashkent, is also expanding its production, and has invested in three KMD 90-32/P profile extruders from KraussMaffei Berstorff. From spring 2018, window profiles will be produced there mainly for the domestic market.