Processing and forming in one work step
Direct extrusion or inline compounding makes it possible to produce semi-finished products such as films, plates, tubes or profiles in one process step. The intermediate pelletizing typical for plastics and other products is omitted in inline compounding. The investment and operating costs and the energy requirements of the production process drop as a result. Some products can only be manufactured using single-stage direct extrusion.
Inline compounding comprises a very complex production process in which the quality of the end product is the all-decisive factor. With the long years of experience and extensive process and system competence of our specialists, Coperion’s direct extrusion systems achieve first class results. Every one of Coperion’s inline compounding plants features smoothly interacting process steps from material handling to feeding, extrusion and cooling of the product. Our twin screw extruders ensure maximum productivity and efficiency, and Coperion K-Tron's highly accurate gravimetric feeders ensure consistently high end product quality.