South Korean pipe manufacturer Hyundai Pipe Co., Ltd. (Sang Ju City) has ordered a solEX 120-40 single-screw extruder, helix VSI-T+ pipe head with active intensive melt cooling and vacuum tank from battenfeld-cincinnati (Vienna) for the extrusion of solid-wall polyolefin pipes in diameters up to 2.6 m. The system is designed for the extrusion of large-diameter pipes used in applications such as transporting water in power stations. Hyundai Pipe plans to have the system installed by Q4 2015.
One of the five largest manufacturers of pipes in South Korea, Hyundai Pipe currently produces pipes in dimensions ranging from 100 to 1,500 mm for transporting fresh and waste water and for applications in the petrochemical industry. The company, which is certified according to DIN ISO 9001 and 14001, supplies both multinationals, such as ExxonMobil and Shell, as well as small companies. Hyundai Pipe has eight extrusion lines achieving a production capacity of 22,000 tonnes per year; the new line will be the fourth that it has purchased from battenfeld-cincinnati.