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Cost-efficient turnkey WPC/NFC extrusion & coextrusion lines

Cost-efficient turnkey WPC/NFC extrusion & coextrusion lines
The company battenfeld-cincinnati is a pioneer in WPC (wood plastic composites) und NFC (natural fiber composites) extrusion, with more than 260 lines in the field worldwide. At the Ligna 2015 in hall 27, booth J27, battenfeld-cincinnati will present its high-performance technologies, compact lines for hollow profiles and flexible, customized coextrusion solutions and concepts to manufacture solid profiles.

Product portfolio of battenfeld-cincinnati includes customized solutions to fit every specific application in the WPC/NFC industry. The fiberEX extruder series is perfectly geared to meeting the requirements of WPC/NFC materials, the extrusion lines are completed by downstream components to match. The latest new development is the fiberEX 93-34D extruder, which is extremely economical in operation and capable of processing a great variety of different formulations with a single plasticizing unit.

During a demonstration at the international AMI WPC Conference in Vienna in November 2014, battenfeld-cincinnati showed a complete line with a fiberEX 93–34D extruder, which reached an output of 380 kg/h – a performance absolutely comparable with outputs in PVC profile production. On this line, a hollow WPC profile for decking applications was manufactured from PVC with a 50% content of rice husks.

As material costs amount to up to 80% of the total production costs, battenfeld-cincinnati offers a great variety of coextrusion concepts, which can be adapted to the use of low-cost filler materials such as rice husks, mineral fillers or recycled fibers.

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As the technology leader in WPC extrusion, battenfeld-cincinnati stands for optimized product quality, solutions in all output categories and large process windows for flexible machine concepts. Functionality, easy operation, process reliability and cost-efficiency are also vital factors – from planning and design all the way to commissioning the complete line on site. The WPC/NFC extrusion portfolio is rounded off by an extensive network of competent partners along the entire value chain, as well as customized, wear-optimized metallurgical solutions.

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