Battenfeld-Cincinnati GmbH will a demonstrate its new fiberEX 114 parallel twin-screw extruder at the Wood-Plastic Composite Conference, set for Feb. 26-27, 2013 in Vienna, Austria.
Vienna-based Battenfeld-Cincinnati makes extrusion systems for WPCs. According to the company, demand for WPC in Europe is growing at an annual rate of 20-25 percent. Asia is the fastest-growing region, with estimated growth of 30-35 percent.
Extruded decking accounts for about 75 percent of the total market volume, the company said. Other applications incoude injection molded and extruded products.
The German market is moving from hollow-profile decking to solid decking profiles, according to Battenfeld-Cincinnati.
The extruder maker claims to have more than 250 WPC lines installed around the world.
In other news, Battenfeld-Cincinnati said its PWE 250 planetary roller extruder can make ethylene vinyl acetate sheet for solar panels. Solar panels are embedded in EVA sheet, which protects the sensitive silicone cells through environmental damage, such as corrosion or impact.
The company's North American operation, Battenfeld-Cincinnati USA, is based in McPherson, Kan.
Tel. 620-241-6843, fax 620-241-0207.