Coperion Delivers Compounding Plants to BASF in South Korea

May 11, 2016

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Coperion Delivers Compounding Plants to BASF in South Korea
Coperion delivers compounding plants to BASF in South Korea.

In the past decade, Coperion GmbH in Stuttgart has delivered, installed, and launched several compounding plants for BASF to manufacture engineering plastics. For a new compounding plant in South Korea, BASF relied once again on Coperion’s expertise. In September of 2015, the plant was handed over within the contractually agreed timeframe. Since then, BASF has been successfully processing high-quality polyamides.

Planning and implementation of the entire plant, all under one roof, Coperion delivered the entire production facility to BASF. The project scope included planning, assembly, and start-up, as well as verification of guaranteed performance data under production conditions. Furthermore, the scope of supply and performance included all equipment and structures to be installed. The entire utility supply was also included, encompassing not only electricity, but also compressed air, exhaust air purification, and pelletizing water circulation, including cooling. All applicable standards and legal regulations for the construction and operation of compounding facilities in South Korea were observed throughout the project.

Throughout the compounding plant, proven Coperion processes and components are used for energy-efficient conveying of raw materials. New to this plant is the use of high-precision Coperion K-Tron feeders. These ensure continuous precise feeding of raw materials according to a predetermined formula into the heart of each line – the ZSK twin-screw extruder. Following subsequent pelletization and drying, the finished product is carefully transported to the product silos. From there, the pellets are fed into the fully automated IBP 250 FFS bagging and palletizing system, which handles weighing, filling, marking, testing, and palletizing processes in a single unit. During the planning of the facility, careful attention was paid to ensure that all steps in the process were optimally coordinated.

Coperion established a specialized team 10 years ago for just such projects. The team is composed of specialists from several international company locations who complement each other in process and plant planning, project management, and coordination of the assembly, as well as the start-up. Using this global network ensures that the best possible solutions are realized – always taking local circumstances and opportunities into account – for clients at every location around the globe.

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