Chinese firm pursues US market for UHMW-PE extruders

By Nina Ying Sun
Assistant Managing Editor

Published: April 9, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Construction, Machinery, NPE 2012

ORLANDO, FLA. (April 9, 1:40 p.m. ET) — Wang Qingzhao, professor and director of the Polymer Processing Technology Institute at Shandong University of Science and Technology, brought UHMW-PE extrusion technology to NPE2012, looking to “fill in the blanks” in the U.S. market.

The single-screw extrusion technology can make UHMW-PE pipe with diameters from 50 to 1,200 millimeters and thickness that range from 2-50 millimeters, he touted. It can also make rod, profiles and sheet.

Wang said his technology is being used by more than 20 processors in China for such end uses as mine tailings papers, oil well pump pipes, and infrastructure.

“I think there are blanks in the U.S. market,” he said

U.S. drilling uses HDPE to prevent the inner walls of the steel drilling string, quoting the American Petroleum Institute. UHMW-PE is a much better alternative as it offers superior resistance to abrasion, high impact strength, chemical stability and solvent resistance.

He said Europe makes ram extruders for UHMW-PE, but his single-screw technology is more efficient.

“I’m looking for distribution partners in the U.S.,” he said at the NPE of booth of Sichuan Gaodete Science & Technology Co. Ltd. He is a partner of the company.


Comments

Chinese firm pursues US market for UHMW-PE extruders

By Nina Ying Sun
Assistant Managing Editor

Published: April 9, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Battenfeld-Cincinnati secures major Chinese extruder deal

September 2, 2014 10:58 am ET

An undisclosed major Chinese pipe manufacturer has ordered 25 extruders from German-Austrian company Battenfeld-Cincinnati's subsidiary, Battenfeld-...    More

Image

Haitian's standardization efforts paying off

August 29, 2014 9:53 am ET

Streamlined design efforts and robust export sales helped propel Ningbo, China-based injection molding machine manufacturer Haitian International...    More

Image

American Starlinger-Sahm begins work on new US headquarters

August 29, 2014 10:18 am ET

American Starlinger-Sahm Inc., which sells equipment for woven plastic bag production, PET recycling equipment, sheet extrusion and laminating lines...    More

Image

Green trend boosts plastic building materials business in China

August 29, 2014 9:42 am ET

The greening of China's domestic building materials market is giving the plastics industry a boost.    More

Image

Sidel opens training center in Mexico

August 29, 2014 9:00 am ET

Swiss machinery company Sidel Group has opened a new training center in Guadalajara, Mexico, featuring a virtual factory environment, augmented realit...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report analyzes economic and market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as growth strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies.

Learn more

Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion in North America 2014

U.S. demand for extruded plastics is expected to grow by 3 percent in 2014, with PVC remaining the largest segment.

Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.

Our latest market report provides in-depth analysis of current trends and their financial impact on the pipe, profile and tubing extrusion industry in North America.

Learn more

2014 Injection Molding Industry Report

GROWTH, OPPORTUNITY IN SIGHT FOR INJECTION MOLDERS IN 2014

In the wake of the economic turbulence earlier in this decade, molders today find themselves in much better shape. Molders are gaining a competitive advantage by investing in people, equipment and seeking inroads into new markets on a global scale.

Growth in the injection molding industry is going to be driven by low financing costs and a continued move to reshore some business.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events