World leader in plastics machinery, Krauss Maffei Extrusion of Munich, Germany has reported ongoing sales success with their turnkey technology for the production of PE-Xa pipes suitable for heating systems and gas transmission. The system utilises peroxide cross-linked technology for polyethylene pipes in a one-step process.
The complete line from the specially developed twin-screw extruder with a conical processing unit and pipe head through to the unique calibration and cooling system is ideal for the processing of the ready-mixed compound consisting of polyethylene, a stabiliser and peroxide.
The system provides a high degree of reliability and consistent process, ensuring a premium quality product with superior uniform crosslinking in the product range from 16mm up to 63mm diameter.
The crosslinking of the PE pipes takes place in-line in the specially developed infrared crosslinking oven integrated into the Krauss Maffei solution. This approach eliminates the need for additional downstream production steps, reducing manufacturing costs including lower raw material costs.
Cross-linked PE-Xa pipes have high flexibility, offer high resistance to temperature extremes and cracking, and are typically used in plumbing, heating and cooling systems, hot water systems, drinking water, compressed air and fluids, radiators, gas lines and air conditioning networks.
Krauss Maffei is represented in Oceania by HBM Packaging & Plastics Technologies .