With beginning of the year 2008, nearly 300 Multilayer Pipe Production Lines are running. From these we find
- about 120 in Europe
- 120 in China and
- 60 in other countries.
It is not possible to compare production capacities per line by country. Chinese multilayer pipe lines produce about 2,5 to 3,5 Mio m/year. A modern European multilayer pipe line can have a capacity of more than 7 Mio m/year (if they run it continuously).
There are some companies of the starting time, that have quit the production of Multilayer Pipe Lines. For example: Swisscab, Unicor , Krupp-Reifenhäuser und APSwisstech.
Today the most important Producers of Mulitlayer Pipe Lines are:
- Maillefer /CH
- Battenfeld-Cincinnati /A+D
- KraussMaffei Berstorff /D
- Chase Machinery /PRC
- Advance Tech /PRC
- THE /CH
- and other Chinese and Russian companies.
Some of the largest manufacturer (pipes and profiles) like Uponor, Rehau, Henco a.s.o. only buy the parts of the extrusion lines and build it together by themselves.