NEW DELHI (May 4, 2:45 p.m. ET) — Rajkot, India-based Rajoo Engineers Ltd. launched a film extrusion line along with a drip-irrigation pipe line at Plastindia 2012 in New Delhi.
Rajoo showcased its engineering capabilities, acquired through a series of deals in the last few years.
The Multifoil-Real five-layer blown film line uses technology from German partner Hosokawa Alpine AG.
The extruders and dies at Plastindia came from Hosokawa Alpine, as did gravimetric dosing and blending and automatic thickness controls. The winder, haul-off and structure were supplied by Rajoo Engineers, according to spokeswoman Khusboo Joshi.
Joshi called it a high-end machine available in an affordable price range.
The line at Plastindia was sold to Synthetic Packers Pvt. Ltd., a Bangalore, India-based film extruder that has purchased 19 Rajoo lines in the last 20 years.
Rajoo identified drip irrigation as another area for growth in 2012. At Plastindia, the firm showed a twin-screw PVC pipe line. That machine was a result of Rajoo's collaboration with Bausano & Figli SpA, a Turin, Italy-based maker of pipe and profile extruders, Joshi said.
The line has a length-to-diameter ratio of 30D and a screw diameter of 75 millimeters. The Rajoo Bausano Extrusion Pvt. Ltd. line has an output of 440 kilograms per hour. It incorporates Bausano's patented Multidrive system for elimination of torsion on the command shafts, load cell for back pressure control on thrust bearings and online measuring of energy consumption.
“Currently, Indian companies are not making these types of machines in the Indian market. We are the sole suppliers of these kinds of lines,” Joshi said.
Rajoo has no plans for expansion, she said, noting that the company sold about 95 lines in 2011 and has a goal to sell 150 in 2012.