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Green technology promotes BlueCompetence

Green technology promotes BlueCompetence
- With our trade fair presentation this year, we are underscoring the great significance of the VDMA’s BlueCompetence initiative, in which we are involved as a partner company, and are showcasing our high-performance extrusion solutions, which enable responsible use of existing resources - states Jürgen Arnold, the company’s CEO, in presenting the motto “leading solutions for high performance & energy efficiency” of battenfeld-cincinnati, Bad Oeynhausen/Vienna, for the K 2013.

- The merger of the two companies and consequently uniformity in their product range as well as processes and IT concepts has been implemented successfully and effectively. As a result, the entire product portfolio is no more than three years old, and since both companies have been concentrating on energy efficiency and saving resources since the middle of 2000, the machine solutions are the state of the art today in terms of energy and water consumption, as well as material savings. Our extruders and extrusion lines thus fit in with the VDMA’s sustainability initiative. - Arnold explains, and he even goes a step further: “battenfeld-cincinnati has not only involved its suppliers in these processes, but also optimized its production plants to save energy and materials. With our extrusion equipment, we offer the platform for saving resources in production and consequently for our customers’ competitiveness.

To substantiate this claim, battenfeld-cincinnati’s three Divisions Construction, Infrastructure and Packaging will present extrusion solutions which operate energy-efficiently, save material and consequently offer their respective industries the best possible cost/benefit value. Of course, battenfeld-cincinnati’s customer support is focused on cost/benefit value for the entire life cycle of the equipment. In addition to normal service, battenfeld-cincinnati places special emphasis on upgrading extrusion equipment by optimizing energy consumption and improving anti-wear protection to ensure consistent performance.

Construction: Piggyback extruder saves more than space

This year’s highlight of the Construction Division is the piggyback extruder solution consisting of a parallel twinEX 78-34 P and a conical conEX 63 P extruder. With this compact machine configuration, the machine manufacturer caters to the growing trend towards using more recycled materials in the window profile industry. For both ecological and economic reasons, up to 40% regrind is used today in window main profile production in non-visible areas. The machine combination on display is laid out for a throughput of up to 500 kg/h. Like all extruders from battenfeld-cincinnati, both extruders are equipped with energy-efficient AC motors, Intracool screw core tempering and fully insulated barrels with intelligent air cooling. The piggyback solution is the answer to the BlueCompetence demand for material savings.

piggyback extruder