World leader in plastics machinery, Krauss Maffei of Munich Germany, has recently installed five new pipe extrusion lines in Corr Plastik Industrial Ltd's new plant in north east Brazil.
Corr Plastik Industrial Ltd manufacture water, irrigation, telecommunication and drainage pipes and have been working closely with Krauss Maffei since their founding 17 years ago.
The new plant, built in Rio de Janeiro, will double the company’s current production capacity and place them among the three largest PVC pipe producers in Brazil.
Krauss Maffei installed two double strand pipe extrusion lines, headed by KMD 75-36/R twin screw extruders and two single strand pipe extrusion lines with KMD 90-36/R performance twin screw extruders.
The lines were configured to produce pipe with an outer diameter from 20mm to 250mm and are capable of producing up to 2,800 tonnes of PVC pipe a month.
Krauss Maffei installed an additional extrusion line in January 2010, boosting production at the plant to 3,100 tonnes a month for a line of corrugated pipe. This addition now brings Corr Plastik Industrial Ltd's total monthly pipe output to almost 6,000 tonnes.
Krauss Maffei is represented in Australia by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .