Kraussmaffei Berstorff, Zeppelin partner for new turnkey compounding plants

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: November 12, 2013 2:37 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Machinery, K 2013, Business News & Features
Companies & Associations KraussMaffei AG

DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY — Compounding extruder-maker KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH announced at K2013 that it is partnering with Zeppelin Systems GmbH to build turnkey compounding plants.

Zeppelin, based in Friedrichshafen, Germany, designs and builds complete plants, handling the logistics of storing, conveying, blending, dosing and weighing of bulk materials.

KraussMaffei Berstorff is based in Hannover, Germany.

KM Berstorff Vice President Dieter Brunner said the two companies are working on a project-by-project basis for greenfield projects, more than improving existing installations. The companies have worked together in the past.

KraussMaffei Berstorff builds complete compounding lines, tailored to customer requirements.

Zeppelin's roots are in the German airship company run by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin. After World War II, the applied military authorities ordered the destruction and liquidation of the company. Out of the ashes came Metallwerk Friedrichshafen GmbH, taking advantage of Zeppelin's expertise in aluminum welding to create the airships' internal structure.

An early product, still made today: Silos for storing bulk materials.


Comments

Kraussmaffei Berstorff, Zeppelin partner for new turnkey compounding plants

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: November 12, 2013 2:37 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Small is beautiful in Nissei's newest press

November 21, 2014 2:14 pm ET

Responding to customer demand for flexibility, Japanese plastics-equipment manufacturer Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. is demoing a caster-...    More

Image

Three advancements have driven injection molding technology

November 21, 2014 6:00 am ET

Injection molding technology has made major advances in the last 25 years, from largely a world of shoot-and-ship to doing as much as possible at the ...    More

Image

Renners leaving Sumitomo (SHI) Demag

November 21, 2014 10:01 am ET

Christian Renners is leaving injection molding press manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag Plastics Machinery GmbH, the company announced Nov. 21.    More

Image

Netstal, Electra Form team up for PET preform partnership

November 20, 2014 3:15 pm ET

The Netstal division of Krauss-Maffei Corp. is teaming up with Electra Form Industries in a partnership to offer PET preform machines and molds as a...    More

Image

High pressure RTM systems moving from Europe to Mexico

November 20, 2014 4:24 pm ET

Engel Holding GmbH's subsidiary in Mexico says it has sold the first high pressure resin transfer machine system (HP-RTM) in the Americas to a Mexican...    More

Market Reports

Plastics in Brazil - State of the Industry Report

This in-depth report examines the Brazilian plastics industry from a historical and geographical context. Our analysts provide insight on economic trends and forecasts, growing manufacturing sectors that utilize plastics, private investment opportunities, market environment challenges, and innovations in R&D.

Data tables and charts on producer prices, trade, plastics production and end market indicators is also included.

Learn more

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

Injection Molders Market Report & Ranking 2014

This special package contains our 132-page 2014 Market Report on the Injection Molding segment and our exclusive 2014 RANKINGS database of 500+ Injection Molders for a discounted package price.

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