Current topics

Always up-to-date

Find out about events and company news, browse through our press releases, and learn more about our innovations.

The Reiwood WPC profile without hollow chamber sinks manufacturing costs by 50 percent.

Innovation, Press Releases

Troisdorf, 02.07.2013. Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology has developed a new wood polymer composite (WPC) decking system. The system combines new profile and die-head designs and can be manufactured for 50 percent less than the current market standard. For wooden decking or facia cladding Reiwood also offers significant advantages when mounting.

The reduction of manufacturing costs by 50 percent comes primarily from the design of the visible profile: The new geometry alone allowed developers at Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology to save more than 20 percent on material. The stability and technical properties of the profile surpass the VHI standard even with these material savings. Suitable for the new profile, Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology has developed a new die-head design for the Reifenhäuser Bitrudex extrusion line that enables significantly higher production speeds.

Thorsten Weber, WPC senior manager at Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology, said: "Our new profile is a minor revolution. With know-how in the areas of product marketing, product design, recipe development and extrusion line technology, we have been able to develop a completely novel profile. It gives our customers a major advantage over the competition – financially, but also when handling the profile. Assembly and maintenance are simplified considerably."

Reiwood can be installed perfectly level and has been designed as a click system, so that the planks can be conveniently connected with the supporting base. This is not possible with commercially available hollow chamber profiles: They have to be laid so that water can drain out of the hollow chamber. Frost creates stress fractures in the profile. The alternative full profiles are disproportionately expensive due to the large amount of material required. The Reiwood profile has been developed by Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology to be neither hollow chamber nor full profile, but rather to combine the advantages of both systems.

The Reiwood WPC extrusion line has been installed in the new Reifenhäuser Extrusion Technology Center. The new profile and associated technology will be presented to a large public for the first time at the K 2013. The expo will be held from the 16th to the 23rd of October in Düsseldorf. On the 17th and 21st of October 2013 the current extrusion line can be viewed in the technology center in Troisdorf.


Example of WPC application Example of WPC application

Your contact

Careers

Sabine Ludwig

HR Department

+49 2241 23510-169 Sabine.Ludwig@reifenhau...

Press

Wolfgang H. Högemann

Public Relations

+49 2241 23510-768 wolfgang.hoegemann@reif...

Product Request

Reifenhäuser Gruppe Vertrieb
02241 23510-0 info@reifenhauser.com

Purchasing

Einkauf Reifenhäuser Gruppe
+49 2241 23510-0 purchasing@reifenhauser...

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG
Maschinenfabrik

Milano Office
Via Trentacoste 9
20134 Milano
Italy

P +39 02 2150054

Reifenhauser Incorporated

12260 W 53rd Street North
Maize KS 67101
USA

P +1 316 260-2122
F +1 316 260-8033

Reifenhauser Plastic Machinery (Suzhou) Co. Ltd.

No. 2 Ousheng Road, Zhong Lu Ecological Park, Pingwang Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou
Post Code: 215221
Jiangsu, VR China

P +86 512 65686036
F +86 512 65686031

Reifenhäuser
Private Ltd.

Asian Pacific Headquarter
25 International Business Park
#04-72 German Centre
Singapore 609916

P +65 65628740
F +65 65636136

Reifenhäuser (India)
Marketing Ltd.

229, Udyog Bhavan
Sonawala Road, Goregaon (East)
Mumbai 400 063
India

P +91 22 2686 2711
F +91 22 2686 2722

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG
Maschinenfabrik

Moscow Office
Pokrovsky Boulevard, 14/6-8
109028 Moscow
Russia

P +7 495 956 75 77
P +7 495 917 54 55
F +7 495 956 47 02

Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG
Maschinenfabrik

Manila Office
Lot 17, Block 56, Francisco Reyes St.
Garden Abelardo Homes, BF Homes
Paranaque City 1718
Manila
Philippines

P +63 24033395

Reifenhäuser Latina S.A.

Miguel Claro 195, Of. 207
Providencia Santiago,
Chile

P +56 2 25847292

Reifenhäuser Private Ltd.

Ho Chi Minh City Office
9th Fl., Maritime Bank Tower
180 - 192 Nguyen Cong Tru
Nguyen Thai Binh Ward Dist.1
Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam

P +84 8 62879137
F +84 8 62884691

Reiloy Metall GmbH

Istanbul Office
Atakent Mah – 243 Sok,
TEMA Istanbul
6/B Daire 31
34307 – kücükcekmece – Istanbul
Turkey

Reiloy USA

12260 W 53rd Street North
Maize, KS67101
USA

P +1 800 247 1144
P +1 316 721 1144
F +1 316 721 1495

Reifenhäuser Group Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. KG Maschinenfabrik

Spicher Straße 46
53844 Troisdorf
Deutschland

P +49 2241 23510-0
F +49 2241 23510-790
info@reifenhauser.com

  • Group of companies
Subsidiaries

Contact
Press

Wolfgang H. Högemann

Public Relations

+49 2241 23510-768 wolfgang.hoegemann@reifenh...