ERJ staff report (PR)
Munich, Germany - KraussMaffei Berstorff is seeking to advances its position in “the progressively recovering” market for profile extrusion systems, the company said 5 Sept.
“In the wake of a stagnating market situation we are happy to see the revival of the profile market,” said Peter Oswald, head of product management at the Munich-based company.
The recovery is linked to a pick-up in demand across a range of sectors, from the automotive industry through to the construction industry, KraussMaffei Berstorff indicated.
“We are noting an improved project situation both in the established markets in Central and Eastern Europe, but also from up-and-coming markets such as South America and the Near and Middle East,” he added.
Oswald also noted increasing demand for complete extrusion systems for processing PVC into window profiles, as well as polyolefin – including thermoplastic elastomers - for technical profiles.
Another trend is towards the use of natural fibre-reinforced and recycled materials as renewable alternative to more expensive plastics in co-extruded profile.
Increasing price pressure and the scarcity of raw materials are pushing manufacturers to process more cost-effective formulations while also manufacturing a quality-finish on the exterior of products.