Coextrusion system designed to process various formulations for flexible applicationsThe system is equipped with a KMD 133-32/PL 32D twin-screw extruder and used by Palram in conjunction with a KMD 75-26/PL coextruder to produce multi-layer sheets using the coextrusion method. "A critical criterion for any investment decision we make is flexibility, because we want this system to work with varying formulations and manufacture a variety of final products," explains Avinoam Gershoni, Group Technical Purchasing Manager of Palram. "Thanks to the coextrusion technology supplied by KraussMaffei Berstorff, we can respond very quickly and flexibly to the wishes of our customers. For example, we manufacture free-foamed and coextruded multi-layer sheets as well as transparent PVC sheets, Gershoni adds. "The ability to manufacture such a wide range of products enables us to stay competitive."
High-end machines for excellent product qualityThe key in gaining a competitive edge in the market place lies not only in diversification, but also in perfect end product quality. "The centerpiece of our 32D twin-screw extruder, the screw, has a specially adapted geometry for sheet extrusion which ensures exact temperature control," explains Peter Oswald, Head of Product Management at KraussMaffei Berstorff. The result is an excellent melt homogeneity which ensures perfect end product quality combined with high output levels – in the case of this system, up to 1200 kg/h," Oswald adds.
Production facilities of Palram in USA and UK also manufacture products on KraussMaffei Berstorff systemsPalram has been a satisfied customer of KraussMaffei Berstorff for a number of years now. In the United Kingdom and in USA, the company manufactures a range of products such as PVC sheets in a width of 2400 mm and decking products on multiple production lines.
Founded in 1963, Palram is one of the most highly regarded manufacturers of thermoplastic semifinished and finished products with a wide product portfolio. The company operates worldwide and caters primarily to the construction and home improvement sectors. Its high-quality products are also used in other sectors, such as in farming, advertising and architecture.