KraussMaffei Berstorff extends strong market position in Russia

Two leading pipe manufacturers from Russia have recently chosen KraussMaffei Berstorff as a systems supplier for premium-quality technology and invested in PO pipe extrusion systems. As a new customer, Isoljazionny Trubny Zawod (ITZ) is seeking to enter into a long-term partnership with KraussMaffei Berstorff. Polyplastic Group is already a satisfied KraussMaffei Berstorff customer and, consequently, has placed a follow-up order.

Proven 36D single-screw extrusion technology and the largest compounding plant

krauss-maffeiAndreas Kessler, General Sales Manager at KraussMaffei Berstorff, stressed, “Our customer Polyplastic, the largest plastics manufacturer in Russia, is impressed by our proven 36D single-screw extrusion technology and relies on the high quality of our products and our many years of experience in systems engineering”. “Our customer is currently modernizing its machinery with our equipment”. The order is for two models of the 36D single-screw extruder series which will be integrated into an existing corrugated pipe production plant. Another extruder model, the KME 90-36 B/R, will be installed in an existing line for the production of smooth HDPE tubes (up to a diameter of 800 mm). The systems will go into operation in the spring of 2013.

In addition, the largest KraussMaffei Berstorff compounder line began operation at maximum output at Polyplastic’s Saratov facility in May 2012. The turnkey plant is based on a ZE90*58D UT twin screw extruder and produces filled polyolefin compounds. Dieter Brunner, Head of Systems Engineering at KraussMaffei Berstorff, emphasizes, “Polyplastic attaches great importance to high quality and maximum systems availability. By drawing on our expertise in plant and process engineering, we have met these requirements”. “For more than ten years now, we have been Polyplastic’s premium partner for compound manufacturing”, Brunner said.

Newcomer invests in large-diameter PE pipe installation

Photo KraussMaffei Berstorff large-diameter pipehead KM-RKW 39-1600 (photo: KraussMaffei Group)
Photo KraussMaffei Berstorff large-diameter pipehead KM-RKW 39-1600 (photo: KraussMaffei Group)

Isoljazionny Trubny Zawod (ITZ) with head offices in Peresvet (near Moscow) has total confidence in KraussMaffei’s large-diameter pipe technology. ITZ, a newcomer to HDPE production, has consciously chosen KraussMaffei technology because, in addition to delivering high quality it has a technical edge over other production systems available on the market. The PE-encased pipes produced on the KraussMaffei Berstorff line (with diameters of up to 1600 mm) are used for encasing PUR-encapsulated steel pipes as heat insulation. ITZ Managing Director S.N. Frolov pointed out, “We believe that in KraussMaffei Berstorff we have found partner with whom we can enter into long-term business relations”. “We will be gearing our production to the rapidly increasing demand for pre-encased pipes and are confident that the systems expertise of KraussMaffei Berstorff will give us a competitive edge”, Mr. Frolov added.
The company will principally distribute its products in Russia to end users in the oil and gas industry, as well as housing construction and municipal services.
Regional demand for construction products is generally expected to increase due, among other things, to government efforts to achieve broader diversification by investing more in other branches of industry in addition to the oil sector.