Coperion offers complete compounding plants for bio based material

Compounds based on Biological or Renewable Material

Bio based products are products which are wholly or partly composed of biological or renewable materials. They are becoming more and more important as part of efforts to make the economy more sustainable and lower its dependence on fossil fuels.

The handling of the raw materials and the processing properties of bio based materials are similar to engineering plastics. This is why Coperion can draw of comprehensive know-how and experience in the design of compounding plants for bio based materials. Numerous compounding systems have already proven themselves in the market.

Typical applications

  • Adhesives
  • Composites
  • Fibers, paper, and packaging
  • Fuel additives
  • Landscaping materials, compost, and fertilizer
  • Lubricants and functional fluids
  • Plastics
  • Paints and coatings
  • Solvents and cleaners
  • Sorbents
  • Plants and vegetables
Coperion Frank Mack

The use and function of the end product define its ingredients. With our comprehensive engineering know-how we design your individual compounding plant – whether you process bio based material for longlasting products or produce biodegradable material.

Frank Mack , Head of Process Technology Engineering Plastics, Coperion GmbH, Stuttgart/Germany

Discover the range of bio plastics applications

Comprehensive product range

Coperion plastics twin screws

Compounding Machines and Extruders

Our twin screw extruders are the heart of the processing plants for bio based products. The modular structure of the process section allows for the individual design of bio based applications so that optimal product qualities are achieved.

Feeding Equipment

Coperion K-Tron’s feeding capabilities are extensive: our wide range of feeder options includes single screw, twin screw, vibratory, smart weigh belt and our Bulk Solids Pump feeders.  All available with our patented digital SFT weighing systems for ultimate accuracy.  If space is limited, we can utilize our K4G continuous blending station to group up to six feeders around the process inlet and provide your process a compact feeding system. Whether you are feeding powders, fibers of granular bulk materials, we have the right feeding solution for your process.

Volumetric & Gravimentric Feeders

Material Handling Equipment

The variety of material used when producing Bio Plastics can make designing a material handling and feeding system a challenge. Coperion K-Tron’s past experience makes designing a solution for your process successful from the start. Our pneumatic conveying and feeding systems can make sure the right recipe of ingredients is delivered to the extruder. We can provide a complete material handling solution to deliver material from silo, bulk bags, or small bag dump stations to your process. Our system capabilities include our Series 2400 for moving your minor ingredients and continuous vacuum or pressure for conveying higher capacity ingredients to your process.

Process Equipment

Plants and Systems

Apart from individual components, Coperion also provides entire plants and systems for bio based materials - from raw material transfer and feeding to compounding, pelletizing, drying, conveying and packaging of the pellets.

Coperion test lab bulk analysis


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