China's Wuhu adding 24 extrusion lines

By Steve Toloken
Staff Reporter / Asia Bureau Chief

Published: December 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Construction, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

WUHU, CHINA (Dec. 5, 9:25 a.m. ET) — Chinese profile extruder Wuhu Conch Profiles and Science Co. Ltd. has added 24 extrusion lines from Austria’s Battenfeld-Cincinnati Group, bringing Wuhu's annual PVC processing capacity to more than 700,000 metric tons.

The Wuhu, Anhui-based company is the world’s largest window profile manufacturer, according to a statement from Vienna-based Battenfeld-Cincinnati. It has had the 24 additional lines, with diameters from 63 to 93 mm and outputs from 70 to 380 kilograms per hour, operating since the middle of the year.

The company has about 400 extrusion lines in total at several factories in China, including in Wuhu, Ningbo, Tangshan and Yingde.

The statement from Battenfeld-Cincinnati does not specify which Wuhu Conch factory the equipment was put in but a photo distributed with the release shows company equipment at a Wuhu facility in Dongying, Shandong province.

Wuhu Conch said on its website it has 120 sales offices in China and exports its products to United Kingdom, Poland, Germany, Singapore, Russia, Kazakhstan and other countries.

The company said its profiles passed the standards of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association in the United States in 2007. Wuhu Conch, which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, said it’s the first company listed on a Chinese exchange that has plastic profiles as its principal business.


Comments

China's Wuhu adding 24 extrusion lines

By Steve Toloken
Staff Reporter / Asia Bureau Chief

Published: December 5, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Producers urge booming Brazilian housing market to use EPS

April 18, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Leaders in Brazil's plastics industry are asking lawmakers to mandate the use of expandable polystyrene (the raw material for expanded EPS) in new...    More

JM Eagle reopens shuttered Colorado plant with 8 PVC lines

April 18, 2014 1:02 pm ET

JM Eagle has reopened its Pueblo, Colo., plant with eight PVC pipe extrusion lines back in operation following an 18-month shutdown.    More

New Tigre, ADS JV aims to open more doors for Tigre in US

April 16, 2014 12:15 pm ET

A new joint venture between Tigre S.A. Brazil, a leading PVC pipe maker, and Advanced Drainage Systems Inc., the world's largest high-density...    More

Associated Materials Group withdraws plan for initial public offering

April 16, 2014 10:16 am ET

Associated Materials Group Inc. of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, a manufacturer and distributor of exterior residential building products in the United...    More

Sika expands polyurethane production in South Korea with plant purchase

April 16, 2014 9:52 am ET

Switzerland-based Sika AG has bought a factory in Gunsan, South Korea, to strengthen its locally produced polyurethane flooring and coating range, t...    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

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

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events