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In 1945, Kiefel GmbH started designing and manufacturing machinery and tools for the plastics processing industry. Shortly after, Kiefel designed the first thermoforming machines including the Speedformer KMD and KTR and the Blowliner for injection stretch blow molding. In 2009, Reifenhauser acquired Kiefel Extrusion and now forms the joint company Reifenshauser Kiefel Extrusion—largely referred to simply as Kiefel.

Kiefel Blown-Film Extruders

Today, Kiefel is known worldwide for their blown-film extrusion lines and extruders designed to make flexible plastic film. Their advanced machines are utilized to create products in highly competitive industries like food packaging, as well as life-critical solutions for hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Extrusion and Thermoforming Equipment

Kiefel is rightly considered an industry leader in blown-film extrusion and thermoforming—two technologies that require extreme precision in temperature, thickness, and purity throughout the fabrication process. Kiefel’s machines can produce film of up to 1000mm at .25-6mil.

Arlington’s inventory frequently features Kiefel’s precision-engineered extrusion machines, built with attractive technologies that include:

  • Techflow Die with Rotating Cart
  • Calibration Cage
  • Air Cooling
  • Motorized Height and Diameter Adjustment
  • Take-off Collapsing Frame
  • Kirion C Automation Systems
  • 15” Touch Screen Displays

Buy, Sell or Appraise Your Kiefel Extruders or Thermoforming Machinery

At Arlington Machinery, we’ve been the plastics industry’s top resource for high-quality used machinery since 1987. We purchase, sell, and refurbish full-lifecycle equipment for polymer molding, shredding, thermoforming, extrusion, and post-extrusion—including a selection of blown-film extruders made by Kiefel GmbH.

If you’re interested in purchasing a used machine or selling your equipment, contact our plastics experts today. We have a certified appraiser on staff who can produce USPAP, AMEA, ASA IVS, and IFRS-compliant reports and ensure that you receive fair market value for any piece of used equipment by Kiefel or any other manufacturer. Contact us today for more information and an itemized quote.

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