Krauss-Maffei: Acquisition of know-how for reinforced plastics pipes

Germany-based Krauss-Maffei Kunststofftechnik has acquired Kuhne Anlagenbau’s technical know-how for production of fibre reinforced thermoplastics pipes. The tried and tested Kuhne fibre reinforced pipe technology will expand its own existing single screw extrusion machinery range for production of high performance pipes.
Fibre reinforced pipes can withstand operating pressures of up to 600 bar. Developed for the oil and gas industries, they are currently manufactured in diameters up to 400mm. Advantages over steel include easier installation and improved corrosion resistance. Under the deal Kuhne will cease marketing and production of fibre reinforced pipe machinery. The company, which is based at St Augustin in Germany, will in future focus on its mainstream blown film and sheet extrusion.

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