BASF’s new compounding plant in South Korea is using Coperion’s solutions to produce engineering plastics, according to the German system supplier.
Coperion delivered the entire production facility to BASF, which was delivered within the agreed timeframe in September 2015. The project included planning, assembly and start-up as well as verification of guaranteed performance data under production conditions.
Moreover, 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.
High-precision Coperion K-Tron feeders are being used in the plant to ensure continuous precise feeding of raw materials according to a predetermined formula into the ZSK twin screw extruder.
Following subsequent pelletization and drying, the finished product is 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.