Plants and systems for high-quality plastic end products

The production of high-quality end products is the key to success when meeting the high demands of the PVC market. Coperion and Coperion K-Tron are specialists in the design, construction and implementation of complete plants and systems for processing of PVC – from the raw material handling and feeding, to dryblend production in the heat-cool mixer, to the cooling and packaging of the pellets.

Typical applications

Soft-PVC

  • PVC cables: insulation material, sheathing and bedding compounds
  • Material for shoes and shoe soles (also PVC-P with foaming agent)
  • Material for the extrusion of profiles and hoses (including medical applications)
  • Injection molding compounds
  • Films and sheets for flooring

Rigid-PVC

  • Material for the extrusion of profiles for interior and exterior uses
  • Injection molding grades for fittings, etc.
  • Blow molding grades for bottles, containers, etc.
  • Alloys and blends
  • Films (calander feeding)

Typical set-up for a plastics processing plant

Process flow diagramm for a plastics processing plant - from raw material handling and feeding, to dryblend production in the heat-cool mixer, to the cooling and filling of the pellets

Comprehensive product range

Compounding Machines and Extruders

The two-stage Kombiplast processing system consisting of a ZSK twin screw extruder and an ES-A single shaft discharge screw forms the heart of PVC compounding plants. The Kombiplast achieves highest product quality at maximum throughputs. This is due, among other things, to its excellent mixing properties, its high process flexibility and the optimal compression and venting properties.

Coperion K-Tron single and twins screw feeders over an extruder inlet

Feeding Equipment

When feeding PVC, choosing the right feeder is essential to the operation's success. The properties of the raw materials, the size of the compounding operation and an end-product formula determine whether the material is fed gravimetrically or volumetrically. The type of feeder used (single, twin screw or rotary valve) and the order in which the materials are added are choices our specialists can help you with to improve your operation's efficiency.

Coperion K-Tron Compounding Line

Material Handling

We are experts in creating material handling solutions for PVC manufacturing plants. Coperion and Coperion K-Tron offer a broad range of field-proven material storage, discharge components, pneumatic conveying, mechanical conveying, weighing and controls systems for your PVC processing needs. We offer a wide range of standard and tailor made solutions for PVC processing. Decades of experience make us a qualified and innovative worldwide partner in your search for processing solutions.

Coperion plastics processing plant

Plants and Systems

In more than 50 years Coperion has built over 350 PVC processing plants for the production of profiles, panels and pipes as well as PVC compounds. Our plants are among the largest in the world. We have installed, for example, a supply system for a factory with 200 extruders producing window profiles in China and also a PVC compounding system with an annual capacity of 350,000 metric tons in Brazil. Our many years of experience as well as competence in process engineering design ensure that our plants and systems have a high level of operational reliability and safety as well as maximum availability.

Service

Coperion and Coperion K-Tron provide standardized and highly customized service packages for machines, plants and equipment. Our comprehensive range of services secures your plant reliability and maximum lifetime.

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