Archive for May, 2003

JSW: Enter of US compounding extruder market

Thursday, May 8th, 2003

Collaboration between Japan Steel Works (JSW) and trading company Marubeni will bring JSW twin-screw compounding extruders to the U.S. market. Key to the U.S. initiative is the opening of a technical center in the US last month. JSW compounding extruders will be featured at the NPE show. JSW will show a next-generation i-TEX model 44 alpha II. This same machine is now available for customer trials at the technical center.

JSW’s line includes feeders, extruders, pelletizers, and control equipment. JSW TEX series twin-screw extruders range from 30 to 400 mm and up to 120:1 L/D. The TEX machines reportedly offer the world’s highest torque and throughput. The technical center is supported by sales and service offices in New York and Houston. For more information: www.jswcompounding-usa. com.

Top Three European PVC Profile Producers Consume 1 Billion lb/yr

Thursday, May 8th, 2003

According to a new report on the top 50 PVC building profile producers in Europe, each of the leading three players consumes more than 330 million lb of PVC annually. The largest is HT Troplast of Germany, followed by Veka of Germany and Deceuninck of Belgium. The rest of the top 10, in descending order of size, are Rehau (Germany), Aluplast (Germany), Tessenderlo (Belgium), Heywood Williams (U.K.), Salamander Industrie-Produkte (Germany), Bowater (U.K.), and Gealan Werk (Germany). The report is available for around $575 from Applied Market Information in Bristol, U.K. For information, e-mail [email protected] or visit

National Pipe: Relocating to bigger site

Tuesday, May 6th, 2003

National Pipe & Plastics Inc., US based PVC pipe extruder, has been in a rented facility in its headquarters town since 1970. But officials say it’s time to shed the 165,000-square-foot location and prepare for the future by moving five miles away to Endicott. National will move all 16 extrusion lines from Vestal, and will add 45 employees.

APV Baker: Looking for potential buyers

Monday, May 5th, 2003

UK firm APV Baker, which includes the Industrial Extruders division, is looking for financial partners or new owners, now it has been made a stand-alone company by parent Invensys. The Industrial Extruder division supplies specialist extrusion and ancillary equipment for the thermoplastics compounding, powder coating, masterbatch and pharmaceutical markets.
Marketing manager Mark Shearsmith said the division deals mainly on an international level and exports around 85% of its products.He said the Industrial Extruders division had moved its offices to be closer to its manufacturing facilities in Peterborough around two years ago.

Kreyenborg: Acquisition of strand pelletizer manufacturer IPS

Monday, May 5th, 2003

Kreyenborg GmbH has purchased a German maker of strand pelletizers, IPS Intelligent Pelletizing Solutions GmbH. Kreyenborg said the deal, announced April 30, means it will add strand pelletizing equipment to its underwater pelletizing offerings. IPS will run as an independent company, keeping its plant in Grossostheim.

Davis Standard: Mark Woodgate promoted to European Marketing Director

Thursday, May 1st, 2003

Davis-Standard is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Woodgate to the newly created position of European marketing director of the aftermarket division of Davis-Standard. Woodgateís appointment and this position are a result of the companyís aggressive commitment to expand its barrel and screw business segment. Woodgate will be responsible for sales of extrusion barrels, feedscrews and aftermarket services in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Woodgate has been with Davis-Standard since the company acquired Betol Machinery in 1998. He had held the position of director at Betol since 1994, and was awarded a Master of Science degree with Distinction while employed at the company. He was previously employed in the aerospace and defense industries.
D-S Brookes has recently developed its barrel and screw capabilities to accommodate a growing customer base worldwide. The company has expanded its barrel product line to include a wide range of bi-metallic barrels and liners designed for wear, corrosion resistance and extreme applications such as highly filled processes. In the area of screws, D-S Brookes now offers hard-faced technology that can be applied on the flight or to fully encapsulate all surfaces of the screw.
For more information about D-S Brookes, please contact Mark Woodgate at 44-7801-197751, or by e-mail at [email protected]