KraussMaffei Berstorff to expand its market leadership in Russia and CIS countries
More orders in premium segment

The Russian economy is recovering and more is again being invested in the plastics market. In this environment, KraussMaffei Berstorff can assert its strong market position with its sophisticated technologies and customer-specific plants, and further strengthen it with many projects in pipe and profile extrusion, as well as in pelletizing.

Text Annemarie Pabst  Photos KraussMaffei Berstorff

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

In connection with the modernization 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 with our three-layer pipe head concept. 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 – is a special design precisely tailored to customer requirements. Tehstroj is thus able to increase the output in the manufacture of two- and three-layer pipes made of HDPE or PE-RC (resistant to cracking) materials.

"In view of the tight market conditions, it is extremely important to upgrade our plants to the latest standards, and thus to increase our competitiveness. KraussMaffei Berstorff has many years of experience in customer-specific solution concepts; the system offered has therefore proved to be the most efficient for us."
Lenar Gilmutdinov, Commercial Manager at Tehstroj
High-quality final product
High-quality final product
The three-layer pipes made of polymer materials and PE-RC satisfy current market requirements.

Polymer Compound, Moscow, to enter PVC pelletizing 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 pelletizing system with the KMD 114-26 G-W twin-screw extruder.

"From several providers in Italy and Germany, after visiting the company we decided on KraussMaffei Berstorff as the strategic partner for our new project."
Alexei Chizhmakov, Managing Director of Polymer Compound

In selecting a suitable system, they attached special importance to the best machine quality in order to manufacture premium-quality products with a high output and great flexibility.

Polymer Compound now 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.