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Philippine + Kurtz T-LINE

Big parts are beautiful!

Kurtz T-LINE L produces oversized load carriers

Kurtz has been manufacturing moulding machines for 50 years. One model that has become an all-rounder over the years is the T-LINE. The Kurtz Moulding Machine can process both EPS and EPP up to 5 bar and produces molded parts in high-end quality.


Success product of Kurtz Protective Solutions: the Kurtz T-LINE

T-LINE: wide range of applications

The Kurtz T-LINE has been delighting our customers for decades. In the size “L” like “Large” it comes up with a foaming area of up to 2.5 m2. The areas of application of the T-LINE range from dual density foaming and in-mould skinning to skin moulding. With the shortest cycle times, low energy consumption, long maintenance intervals and optimum accessibility, the T-LINE is convincing all over the world – including Philippine GmbH & Co. Technische Kunststoffe KG, headquartered in Lahnstein (Germany), which offers a wide range of innovative products made of various plastics.

As a supplier to the automotive industry, one of Philippine´s main focuses is on applications made of expandable polypropylene (EPP), which is used in motor vehicles. EPP particle foams are also used to produce specialty packaging, food transport containers and insulated boxes. The Kurtz T-LINE L meets Philippine´s high production demands and ensures quality, maximum productivity and energy efficiency in the production of load carriers made of EPP, which impress with their high energy absorption and structural strength. At the same time, the foam has a very low weight and provides excellent insulation against heat or cold as well as noise. This makes EPP ideal for transport and lightweight construction. In addition, it has very good chemical resistance. In line with Kurtz´s anniversary motto “50 Years of Sustainable Foams”, EPP can be fully recycled.

With oversized load carrier in front of new Kurtz machine (from left to right): Joachim Kempe, Managing Director Philippine GmbH & Co. Technische Kunststoffe KG, Stephan Gesuato, General Manager Protective Solutions Kurtz GmbH, and Axel Jansson, Productio
With oversized load carrier in front of new Kurtz machine (from left to right): Joachim Kempe, Managing Director Philippine GmbH & Co. Technische Kunststoffe KG, Stephan Gesuato, General Manager Protective Solutions Kurtz GmbH, and Axel Jansson, Production Manager

Oversized EPP load carriers

At Philippine in Lahnstein, large quantities of EPP load carriers with a unit weight of approx. 13 kg are produced on a Kurtz T-LINE L. The lids are also made of EPP. The associated lids are also produced from EPP with a unit weight of 8 kg on the Kurtz Moulding Machine. Such large EPP packaging is extremely rare on the market. In the load carriers, complete plastic rear doors are transported safely and reliably from the production plant to an assembly plant at a German vehicle manufacturer.

For the production of the load carriers, Philippine needed a machine supplier whose systems were designed with great process and material know-how and which can produce such big-size parts – of course, technically flawless and reliably repeatable. Both are fulfilled by the Kurtz plant T-LINE L. Philippine´s Managing Director Joachim Kempe summarizes: “Our automotive customer is extremely satisfied with the technical design and the quality of the EPP packaging. Thanks to the Kurtz line, we can manufacture highly complex components safely and profitably with motivated employees and modern machinery.”


The company Philippine GmbH & Co. Technische Kunststoffe KG offers a wide range of innovative products made of plastics. It is part of the Philippine Saarpor group of companies and produces with 400 employees in the plants in Lahnstein (headquarters) and at the subsidiaries in Schkopau and Oroszlány in Hungary. With the help of its own development department, as well as its own toolmaking and modern production facilities, customers are supported from the conception phase to series delivery.


The company is intensively involved in energy-saving lightweight construction concepts and attaches great importance to the energy-efficient production of safety components and comfort parts made of plastic for automobiles and other industrial applications. Mainly polyurethane foams (PU) and polypropylene particle foams (EPP) are processed. 


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