KraussMaffei Berstorff secures several orders in Russia

  • 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

Despite the continuing exchange rate fluctuations of the Russian ruble, German KraussMaffei Berstorff has secured several new orders in Russia, including systems for PVC sheet extrusion, PO pipe and PP-R pipe extrusion.

Rosstar: 32D twin-screw extruder for PVC sheet extrusion

In the course of modernizing their production processes, long-term customer Rosstar (with headquarters in Saint Petersburg) decided on another sheet extruder from KraussMaffei Berstorff to produce compact and foam sheets. The KMD 133-23/PL twin-screw extruder was put into operation in Saint Petersburg in November 2016. Sheets of up to 2,050mm in width and up to 12mm in thickness are now produced here.

SMIT-Yartsevo: 36D single-screw extruder system for steel pipe coating

SMIT-Yartsevo (with headquarters in Yartsevo) is one of the largest PO processing companies for HDPE pipes, molded parts and accessories for pipelines, as well as for PUR-insulated pipes. 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 system, steel pipes are coated with an adhesive and a PE protective layer. 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 put into operation at the end of 2016.

SLT Aqua: Production of PP-R pipes

SLT Aqua (with headquarters in Moscow), a newcomer to pipe processing, focuses on the production of premium-quality drinking water and hot water pipes. 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 pipe head. 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. In addition to 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 put into operation in October 2016.

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