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Netstal becoming a growing force in the Russian packaging and beverage packaging industry

Since 2008, when Netstal first established its sales and service organization in Russia, the company's customer base has continued to expand and broaden. The company has been particularly successful in building a reputation for quality in the packaging sector, mainly due to it making good on the company's promise of competitive production thanks to the lowest production costs.

Karen Laird

January 17, 2014

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Netstal becoming a growing force in the Russian packaging and beverage packaging industry

"It is especially in the beverage packaging, closure and thin-wall packaging sectors that Netstal is a forerunner on the Russian market when it comes to energy-efficient and cost-effective production," said Zachar Antonovsky, divisional director of injection molding machinery and reaction process machinery in Russia and CIS.

Netstal's PET-LINE series is particularly suited for PET preforms, while the EVOS and ELION series are ideal choices for the production of closures and thin-wall packaging. Launched just last year, the new PET-LINE 2400 and PET-LINE 4000 help customers to improve production and energy efficiency and maximize material and cost savings. Hydro-mechanically driven axes with advanced valve and control technology, as well as a further increase in the throughput of the injection unit have resulted in faster the cycle times and increased output rate. Netstal's "Eco Powerunit" drive technology and the possibility of recuperation in the intermediate circuit enable energy savings of up to 10 percent to be achieved. At the same time, the removal device of the clamping force variables 2400 kN and 4000 kN of the PET-LINE series has been revised and further optimized. This also provides compatible replacement sets for the PET-LINE 3500.

The new ELION 4200, also introduced last year and equipped with Netstal's Eco Powerunit drive, takes full advantage of the energy-saving potential of hybrid technology. In comparison to conventional, hydraulically driven toggle lever machines, the ELION hybrid reduces energy consumption by up to 50 percent. Thanks to its double-valve technology, injection speeds of up to 2,200 mm/s can be reached at extreme levels of acceleration, which results in material savings, faster cycle times and reduced production costs.

Netstal sees extremely good opportunities for growing its high-quality product and service portfolio in the Russian packaging market. This growth is also being helped along by the location of the company's service organization: in the modern premises at the center of Moscow, which are also home to the main office of KraussMaffei Berstorff and where "rapid and non-bureaucratic service support are guaranteed", according to an earlier statement from the machine manufacturer. A spare parts service is also available. Netstal says that in the future, it will be able to meet demand even more efficiently by further developing existing sales and service structures in the country.

"In order to serve our customers even better and more quickly, our stock of spare parts in Russia is being expanded and further positions created in the service sector," Antonovsky said.

Netstal will be demonstrating its product for the Russian market at the Interplastica international plastics fair in Moscow, which runs from January 28-31.

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