Three Austrian die makers have built new, large dual-strand dies to boost output of PVC fence and other profiles.

Three Austrian die makers have built new, large dual-strand dies to boost output of PVC fence and other profiles. Several of these dies have been sold in the U.S. Technoplast Kunststofftechnik (U.S. office in Bridgeport, N.J.) claims credit for the largest ever, producing dual strands up to 19 in. wide at up to 1500 to 1600 lb/hr or a single strand up to 40 in. wide at up to 1300 to 1500 lb/hr. The first mammoth dual-purpose die will go to a U.S. customer. Technoplast will introduce this versatile die and downstream equipment at NPE in June. Greiner Extrusion (U.S. office in Meadville, Pa.) delivered a dual-strand die for 11.5-in.-wide fence panels with output of about 1150 lb/hr to a U.S. processor. Greiner has built dual-strand dies for up to 1200 lb/hr of PVC patio-door panels. A+G Extrusion Technology in Pasching, Austria (no U.S. office), built a dual-strand die for a U.S. firm to extrude 5 x 5 in. PVC fence posts at about 1200 lb/hr. A+G has built dual-strand dies for 10-in.-wide PVC profiles at up to 1400 lb/hr. Tel: +43 (7229) 768-580 . www.aplusg.com

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