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Fair greetings from Moscow

At the end of January, Kurtz GmbH presented its particle foam machines business area at INTERPLASTICA 2016 in Moscow. Due to the general economic situation, the fair team led by CTO Uwe Rothaug and Department Manager Harald Sommer set off to Russia with mixed feelings. The mood among the Kurtz stand team – Wiebelbach staff and colleagues from the Moscow subsidiary Kurtz Ost – lightened almost instantly once the fair opened, due to the high number of visitors who made their way to the Kurtz stand from the very beginning.

A cheery air and an atmosphere of concentration in the discussions at the Kurtz fair stand at INTERPLASTICA in Moscow
A cheery air and an atmosphere of concentration in the discussions at the Kurtz fair stand at INTERPLASTICA in Moscow

Many customers and potential customers from the region were delighted by Kurtz fair presence and showed their appreciation with detailed technical questions. Compared to the previous year, Kurtz registered a sharp

increase of trade visitors with detailed questions and specific issues. Views were intensively exchanged, offers firmed up, solutions found.

Red Square in Moscow at night
Red Square in Moscow at night

Particular excitement was generated by the Kurtz ENERGY FOAMER – the first and only moulding machine guaranteeing reliable processing of the innovative E-TPU material. Since 2012, Kurtz has been continually and decisively cooperating on the processing of Infinergy which is being successfully used in the series production of running and work shoes. With a high degree of elasticity over a wide range of temperatures, high ultimate elongation, low water absorption, tensile strength and a high level of abrasion resistance and resistance to chemicals, the innovative material offers great potential in the most varied of areas – consequently, the Kurtz Team is constantly on the lookout for new possible uses.

Further visitor highlights were the PANEL FOAMER on which EPS facade insulating sheets can be produced at the same or lower costs than conventional block processing – with fewer staff and without cutting waste. Automation solutions for new and existing Kurtz systems also aroused great interest among visitors.


To sum up INTERPLASTICA: Russian companies and firms from the neighbouring countries are still highly interested in the innovative technologies of the leading manufacturer of particle foam machines. “The experience of the fair proved that the decision to travel to INTERPLASTICA was absolutely right. And we brought numerous projects and inquiries back to Wiebelsbach from Moscow, which will be keeping us very busy for the rest of the business year,” said Kurtz CTO Uwe Rothaug.



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