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Brazil’s Plastilit adds Battenfeld-Cincinnati extruder
Brazilian construction products extruder Plastilit Produtos Plásticos do Paraná Ltda is opening a 968,750-square foot plant in Fazenda Rio Grande, and will transfer existing extrusion lines and new line from Battenfeld-Cincinnati.
Plastilit Group consists of two companies. Plastilit makes PVC pie and fittings. Polifort produces PVC ceiling profiles and folding doors.
Plastilit already owns three single-screw extruders and one twin-stand line and a pelletizer from the Vienna, Austria-based Battenfeld-Cincinnati. The company bought another single-strand extrusion line for the new factory.
In other news, Battenfeld-Cincinnati held at open house in Ban Oeynhausen, Germany, earlier this year with its partner companies, auxiliary equipment maker Labotek A/S and Sabic Innovative Plastics. They demonstrated the newest-generation polyolefin pipe extrusion line, which consumes 30 percent less energy than the prvious model. The coextrusion line produced a two-layer pressure pipe.
Battenfeld-Cincinnati’s U.S. headquarters is in McPherson, Kan.
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