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Fortlev Selects KraussMaffei's Pelletizing System & Extrusion Lines for Producing U-PVC Pipes

SpecialChem / Jun 3, 2011

Fortlev, one of the biggest manufacturers of plastic tanks and cistern systems has again decided to invest in KraussMaffei Berstorff production lines. The company placed a substantial follow-on order for pelletizing systems and pipe lines to produce U-PVC pipes and profiles. As Brazil's one of the leading manufacturers in this sector, Fortlev sets a high priority on quality and in consequence is keen to do business with KraussMaffei Berstorff.

Factors in favor are the high quality engineering and local presence

The successful business relationship between Fortlev and KraussMaffei Berstorff began a year ago with a large order for a PVC pelletizing system and extrusion lines for production of U-PVC pipe. A short while later Fortlev placed a follow-on order for around the same amount. "From the start, the customer was won over by our engineering competence and process know-how, as well as by the outstanding quality of our machines," emphasized Bruno Sommer, in charge of Extrusion Technology at KraussMaffei's Brazilian subsidiary.

"Another major factor in Fortlev's purchase decision was and is our ability to react very rapidly when customers need service and support. Our experienced, local service team are ready to provide rapid support for customers at any time," says Bruno Sommer. Fortlev has been very satisfied with the speedy commissioning of the systems, and the earlier good experience has led to another follow-on order. This new order includes two KME 150-36 B single-screw extruders used for pelletizing the MDPE material at a rate of 1450 kg/h. The pellets subsequently undergo a micronization process and the powdery material is used in rotomolding water tanks.

About Fortlev

Fortlev is a Brazilian company, headquartered in Vitoria - Espirito Santo and with a network of more than 24,000 sales offices, is adding profile extrusion to its product portfolio. In view of the previous good experience with KraussMaffei Berstorff, Fortlev has again settled on machinery and systems from this supplier. The U-PVC profiles produced on the new extrusion lines will be used in roofing systems.

About KraussMaffei Berstorff

KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH designs, manufactures, and supplies machines and lines for the production and processing of plastics and rubber. The company offers extrusion technology, vulcanizing technology, TPE monoprofile lines, TPE coextrusion lines, rubber-TPE-hybrid profile lines, multiplex extrusion lines, and roller-head lines; and roll covering machinery systems, such as covermatic systems, crossed extrusion systems, and strip-winding systems. It also provides twin screw extruders; film and sheet extrusion lines, including thermoforming sheets, PET films, engineering film sheets, plastic sheets, and fabric-reinforced sheets; and systems to make insulated pipes. In addition, the company offers melt-fed single-screw extruders, such as discharge extruders, vented extruders, and cooling extruders; and foam extrusion systems, such as form boards, foam sheets, foam tubes and profiles, and beads. Further, it provides service and maintenance packages. The company was founded in 1892 and is based in Hannover, Germany with additional offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Moskau, Russia. KraussMaffei Berstorff GmbH operates as a subsidiary of KraussMaffei Technologies GmbH.

Source: KraussMaffei Berstorff


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