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KraussMaffei Berstorff quality prevails in the Russian market

– Rosstar places follow-up order for PVC sheet extrusion
– SMIT-Yartsevo invests in PO pipe extrusion line
– Newcomer SLT Aqua starts with PP-R pipe extrusion systems from KraussMaffei Berstorff

(Munich, December 05, 2016) Quality pays off. Russian processors, in defiance of the continuing exchange rate fluctuations of the Russian ruble, are orienting their long-term strategies towards premium quality and investing in production plants for pioneering and complex end products.

Premium-quality advertising panels with 32D twin-screw extruder

The long-term customer Rosstar (with headquarters in Saint Petersburg) is continually investing in development projects. In the course of modernizing their production processes, they decided on another sheet extruder from KraussMaffei Berstorff to produce compact and foam sheets. "Our good experience with the 32D twin-screw extruder technology influenced our decision to buy, because it guarantees flexible production of PVC sheets in top product quality," stresses Alexey Karovetsky, Managing Director of Rosstar. "In addition, we benefit from our partner's excellent know-how in process technology. We have thus developed a unique selling proposition, replacing imports with first-class products manufactured locally," explains Karovetsky with pride. The KMD 133-23/PL twin-screw extruder was put into operation in Saint Petersburg in November 2016. Sheets of up to 2050mm in width and up to 12mm in thickness are now produced here.

36D single-screw extruder technology for steel pipe coating

SMIT-Yartsevo (with headquarters in Yartsevo), one of the largest PO processing companies for HDPE pipes, molded parts and accessories for pipelines, as well as for PUR-insulated pipes, is to continue its long-term cooperation with KraussMaffei Berstorff. With this new investment, the company is adding steel pipe coating technology to extend its product portfolio. The scope of delivery includes a coextrusion combination – consisting of two single-screw extruders of the 36D and 30D series, as well as two flat sheet dies. "With this highly efficient system, steel pipes are coated with an adhesive and a PE protective layer," explains Vadim Schwarz, Regional Sales Manager for Russia at KraussMaffei Berstorff. "Our long-term proven single-screw extruder technology ensures optimum melt quality with maximum production reliability and constant product quality, which precisely with this application is essential," says Schwarz. The anti-corrosive coating of steel pipes is necessary for laying underground pipelines as it protects against rusting and contamination, and also ensures easy pipe laying and a long service life. The system was successfully put into operation at the end of 2016.

SLT Aqua starts production of premium-quality PP-R pipes

SLT Aqua (with headquarters in Moscow), a true newcomer to pipe processing, focuses on the production of premium-quality drinking water and hot water pipes. Here too, perfect end product quality is the decisive factor for the selection of providers. "In laboratory tests, we paid particular attention to material destruction," explains Georgiy Gusev, Managing Director of SLT Aqua. "The sample pipes produced on KraussMaffei Berstorff machines showed the lowest level of material destruction, thus proving top pipe quality," stresses Mikhail Basilevsky, Deputy Technical Director. SLT Aqua produces single-layer PP-R drinking water pipes in the diameter range 20 -110 mm on one production line with the KME 60-36 B/R single-screw extruder and the KM-RKW 32-110 pipehead. On the second line, three-layer PP-R pipes - the middle layer being filled with glass fiber – are manufactured for use in heating pipe systems. Here, beside the two KME 45-36 B/R single-screw extruders, the KM-3L RKW 73-160 multi-layer pipe head is used. The systems were successfully put into operation in October 2016.

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KraussMaffei Berstorff at Interplastica, at the KraussMaffei Group booth: Hall 2, Booth C12

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