Coperion: New Assembly Facility for Modular Systems in Asia
Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany, has equipped a special assembly facility for its modular compounding systems at its production site in Shanghai, China. As is already the case in Europe and America, The company can now design and build any compounding line – conventional or modular – close to the customer. Moreover, every modular compounding system built by Coperion is to a certain extent unique, as it is configured exactly to the customer’s specific requirements for the product to be compounded.
The assembled compounding system is ready for production and trials can therefore be carried out with the actual product. This new 2,000 sm assembly facility in Shanghai will also support local value chain activities, as a large proportion of components will be sourced locally.
Coperion secured the Swedish Hexpol Group’s first order for the building of a modular plant in Shanghai in January 2012. The compounding system was destined for the Group’s member company Hexpol Compounding Co. Ltd., Foshan, China, where it is now being used for the compounding of thermoplastic elastomers (TPE). After assembly and commissioning at Coperion’s facility in Shanghai, the system was delivered to the customer, installed and put into service on a very short timeline.
The core equipment of the modular compounding system is a twin screw extruder (ZSK) with 82 mm diameter screws capable of a maximum output of 1,800 kg/hour and suitable for different TPE formulations without any need for conversion.
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