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KraussMaffei Berstorff at Chinaplas
| Annemarie Pabst
Premium quality and automation in pipe extrusion
On Chinaplas we are introducing biaxially oriented PVC pipe technology together with Baosu Pipe Industry. And we will show the benefits of the QuickSwitch technology for automatic in-line dimension changes for the Chinese and Asian markets.
Partnership with Baosu for groundbreaking PVC-O pipe technology
After signing a cooperation agreement at the end of 2017, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Baosu Pipe Industry (Hebei province, China) are actively pushing the international sale of their PVC-O technology. KraussMaffei Berstorff has maintained a strong, long-term customer relationship with Baosu since the eighties. Among other developments, it will contribute its twin-screw extruder for U-PVC production based on the latest technology to this cooperation as a core component.
PVC pipes will predominantly be used for wastewater and drinking water supply. Here in particular, they exhibit an excellent combination of sustainability and outstanding technical properties. Benefits compared to non-oriented PVC pipes:
- nearly twice the impact resistance
- higher internal pressure resistance
- weight reduction of up to 40 percent.
- Transporting the pipes is easier
- Laying is easier
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There is an enormous amount of interest in digitalized solutions in the plastics processing industry in China, as well. Using QuickSwitch, the producer gets small order batches with short set-up times and minimal material waste.
KraussMaffei Berstorff shows Chinaplas attendees the advantages of this technology using a tapered piece, which illustrates the transition from the manufactured diameter into the new dimension (160 -250 mm). This is KraussMaffei Berstorff's answer to the trend in mass-produced products towards individualized, high-quality single-unit production. Our system for fully automated dimension changes, tried and tested for years in day-to-day production, saves time and money and is a prime example of cost-effective production. "Those who invest in QuickSwitch are investing in intelligent, efficient production and are well on their way to the 'smart factory' of tomorrow as a result," says Bengt Schmidt, Vice President Plastic Extrusion in China.
KraussMaffei Berstorff at Chinaplas in Shanghai Hall 2H, Booth 2T01