At Fakuma, Nordson to Highlight Broad Range of Nordson BKG Underwater Pelletizing Technologies
MÜNSTER, GERMANY, – At its Fakuma 2015 exhibit, Nordson Corporation will emphasize the broad range of Nordson BKG underwater pelletizing systems available for polymer companies, compounders, and recyclers (Stand A6-6406).
Nordson BKG underwater pelletizers fall into three groups with increasingly more elaborate or sophisticated features, greater throughput, and higher cost. These are the Master-Line™, Combi-Line™, and Opti-Line™. Recent innovations have enhanced the performance of all three systems:
• A new water filtration system for Opti-Line™ pelletizers uses over 90% less energy than standard systems and cuts overall pelletizer power usage by 10 to 17%.
• For lower-cost Master-Line™ pelletizers, a new optional belt filter for the water system provides some of the finer-filtration and self-cleaning features available with the Opti-Line pelletizer.
• For all Nordson BKG pelletizers, new-design cutter hubs and blades increase throughput, improve transportation of pellets from the cutting area, simplify cutter assembly, and provide new options for reducing wear to die plates and blades,
For PET and PLA resins, Nordson has also developed the CrystallCut® system, which pelletizes and crystallizes in one step. In December of 2014, a CrystallCut system was started up as part of Lotte Chemical UK’s new 200,000 metric ton PET plant at Wilton. The CrystallCut system saves energy by re-using the heat from the polymer melt in the pelletizing step to crystallize the pellets at a later stage in an integrated process.
The CrystallCut system at Wilton is actually part of a 25 ton per hour equipment package that also includes a Nordson Kreyenborg screen changer.
Nordson operates a fully equipped trial facility at its Muenster, Germany facility that is available to demonstrate Nordson BKG underwater pelletizing systems and Nordson Kreyenborg melt filtration and pump systems.
Nordson Corporation engineers, manufactures and markets differentiated products and systems used for the precision dispensing of adhesives, coatings, sealants, biomaterials, polymers, plastics and other materials, fluid management, test and inspection, UV curing and plasma surface treatment, all supported by application expertise and direct global sales and service. Nordson serves a wide variety of consumer non-durable, durable and technology end markets including packaging, nonwovens, electronics, medical, appliances, energy, transportation, construction, and general product assembly and finishing. Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, the company has operations and support offices in more than 30 countries. Visit Nordson on the web at http://www.nordson.com.
Nordson Polymer Processing Systems provides customers with engineered components to melt, homogenize, filter, meter, and give shape to plastic and fluid coating materials. Nordson Corporation leverages the collective plastics industry experience from a series of strategic acquisitions to offer a uniquely broad portfolio of industry-leading technologies. Nordson delivers a full range of precision melt stream products - from screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding - to filtration systems, pumps, and valves - to the extrusion dies and pelletizing systems to meet the constantly evolving needs of the polymer industry.
Nordson Corporation provides customers with local technical sales, service and remanufacturing capabilities through sales organizations and regional manufacturing facilities in over 30 countries. To learn more visit us at http://www.nordsonpolymerprocessing.com.
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