With the Russian economy in recovery and investments poured into the plastics market, German extrusion technology supplier KraussMaffei Berstorff is expanding its market leadership in the region.

The company is making inroads in Russia and Uzbekistan with projects in the pipe and profile extrusion, as well as in PVC pelletising.

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

In connection with the modernisation 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.

The KraussMaffei Berstorrf three-layer pipe head concept was successfully implemented, according to Andreas Kessler, General Sales Manager of KraussMaffei Berstorff at the Munich location.

As a result, Tehstroj can increase the output in the manufacture of two- and three-layer pipes made of HDPE or PE-RC (resistant to cracking) materials.

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.

“Given the tight market conditions, it is extremely important to upgrade our plants to the latest standards and thus to increase our competitiveness. The system offered by KraussMaffei Berstorff has proved to be the most efficient for us,” commented 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 pelletising 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 pelletising 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 to manufacture premium-quality products with a high output and great flexibility,” explained Alexei Chizhmakov, Managing Director of Polymer Compound, who chose KraussMaffei Berstorff as the strategic partner for their new project.

Polymer Compound 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.

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