Reifenhäuser talks increased demand for its flexible extruders


Reifenhäuser Extrusion is experiencing an increase in orders for thermoforming sheet extrusion lines featuring production capacities between 700 and 1500 kg/hr.

Soaring raw material costs, smaller orders from customers, and a strong pressure on end user prices are forcing producers to rapidly adapt themselves to new market situations, the company stated.

A Reifenhäuser spokesperson told PlasticsToday, while single-purpose extruders were discussed as an upcoming trend before the financial crisis, the increased interest in these lines is based on customers requesting more flexible solutions instead of high performance for a single product. He said this is where Reifenhäuser's extruders have the advantage.
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