Coperion - Research and Development

Research & Development

With continuous research and development work we have been able to set new standards in machine and plant construction for processing technology.

Quality is our benchmark. We guarantee this standard constantly with continuous research, development and implementation in innovative world class products.

The scope of our research & development teams include development of new products, improvement of existing products, research and validation.

Facts & figures

  • Over


    currently active patents

  • Over


    patents pending

  • Over


    tests per year worldwide

Coperion und Coperion K-Tron Test Centers

Coperion Research and Development - trails

Extrusion & Feeding

  • Test labs in Stuttgart (D), Niederlenz (CH), Sewell (USA), Nanjing (CN), Wuxi (CN)
  • A total of 30 extrusion systems permanently available for testing – from laboratory extruder ZSK 18 MEGAlab to ZSK 92
  • All feeding equipment available, from volumetric feeders, loss-in-weight feeders, weigh belt feeders and low-rate micro-ingredient feeders to pelletizing systems
  • Throughputs ranging from 1 kg/h to 2 t/h
  • Laboratories for real-time analyses of product quality
Coperion Research and Development - trails

Material Handling

  • Test labs in Weingarten (D), Niederlenz (CH), Sewell (USA), Salina (USA) and Wuxi (CN)
  • Several conveying systems for dilute phase and dense phase conveying
  • More than 50 conveying, blending and separating systems for testing bulk solid properties, such as flow functions, conveying factors, filtration data, wall friction, time and moisture effects, particle shape, size and critical dimensions
  • Archive with more than 10,000 product samples
  • Laboratories for fast analysis of product characteristics and behavior

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