Since 1983, Kabra Extrusiontechnik (KET), a leader in the Indian extrusion machinery market has been in technological collaboration with Battenfeld Extrusiontechnik, Germany. In 2006, this partnership was further strengthened with acquisition of 14% equity stake by Battenfeld in KET. Technology agreement with Battenfeld executed in April 2006 has been amended recently to include technology from its group member battenfeld-cincinnati, Austria. With the latest initiative, KET has strengthened its foothold in the plastic extrusion industry.
About battenfeld cincinnati, Austria: Battenfeld Extrusiontechnik, (Germany), Cincinnati Extrusion, (Austria) formerly operating as independent entities effective from April, 2010 combined their strengths under a new brand of battenfeld-cincinnati. Together with American Maplan Corporation (also a member of battenfeld-cincinnati), the group is the largest global supplier of extrusion lines for production of pipes, profiles, films and sheet. With the merger of Battenfeld Extrusionstechnik, Cincinnati Extrusion and American Maplan, battenfeld-cincinnati has emerged as the global market leader in extrusion technology.
battenfeld-cincinnati has three operative divisions Construction, Infrastructure and Packaging and hold leading positions in their target markets for innovative strength, product quality, problem-solving expertise and service. battenfeld-cincinnati stands not only for state-of-the-art machine manufacturing and innovative technologies, but also for more than five decades of experience in building extruders and extrusion equipment. They design and manufacture extruders, dies and downstream equipment for the production of plastic pipes, supplying everything from a single source, custom-built and energy-efficient. Innovative, modular line concepts enable massive reductions in the overall length of extrusion lines and the consumption of raw materials, energy and water. Mr. S. V. Kabra, KET Chairman says “The need of the hour is to remain ahead of the technology curve and create benchmarks in terms of quality machinery and cost competitiveness. In addition to the continuous inflow of technology from USA and Germany, KET now will also be able to manufacture plant with technical know-how of battenfeld-cincinnati, Austria, eventually helping the Company to create long lasting value for customers and stakeholders in plastics processing industry. We have once again taken a step forward in our endeavour of providing advanced technology and leveraging our long standing brand equity in the markets.”
KET’s portfolio has strengthened further, with high quality, high performance and innovative extruders, processing tools & downstream equipments available with battenfeld-cincinnati Austria. The spectrum of extrusion lines includes:
Single Screw Extruders : solEX, rapidEX, talos, alpha and uniEX
Parallel Twin Screw Extruders : twinEX
Conical Twin Screw Extruders : konos
Wood Plastic Composites Lines : fiberEX
In addition to the extruder series, helix VSI dies, new technology PO VSI-T dies, helix KryoS dies and the latest PVC dies will be offered by KET.
The Extrusion machinery range caters to the following major industry segments:
Infrastructure – includes pipes for transportation and distribution of water, gas and telecommunication data.
Construction - covers PVC & PO profiles, Wood Plastic Composites for decking, fencing, siding and railing.
Packaging – comprise of thermoforming films and sheets for food packaging.
Agriculture sector – has PVC/PO pipes for water supply and LLDPE drip irrigation tubes.
Mr. Jürgen Arnold, battenfeld-cincinnati CEO, quoted “We expect to benefit from KET’s strong manufacturing set-up and marketing network across India as our group’s entire product range shall be exclusively made available by them enabling us to extend our leadership in India. Furthermore, the modern facilities of KET will be instrumental for establishing manufacturing footprint in India and increase the presence of battenfeld-cincinnati made European equipment in the country”.