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

Buildings could reach new heights with help from plastic-coated rope

October 28, 2014 1:55 pm ET

Skyscrapers will be able to soar to greater heights with help from plastic in the latest lift technology developed by Kone Corp., an elevator and...    More

Image

Geist Plastics changes name to Lincoln Plastics

October 23, 2014 12:31 pm ET

Custom profile extruder Geist Plastics Inc. is changing its name to Lincoln Plastics, the company announced Oct. 23.    More

Image

Omega buys Vinylex, adds capacity, locations

October 21, 2014 1:48 pm ET

Profile extruder Omega Plastics LLC has expanded its stake in the market by acquiring Vinylex Corp.    More

Image

Atkore expands in PVC conduit, buying American Pipe & Plastics

October 20, 2014 6:06 pm ET

Atkore International Inc. of Harvey, Ill., has acquired PVC conduit maker American Pipe & Plastics Inc. of Kirkwood, N.Y., which serves the...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

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

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

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

October 27, 2015 - October 29, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - New York - 2015

More Events