Nordson merges BKG pelletizer and melt delivery equipment businesses; publishes ‘Plasticating Essentials’ handbook

Nordson Corp. (Münster, Germany) has merged the capabilities of previously separate operations for the manufacture of pelletizing and melt delivery equipment. The consolidation will increase its effectiveness as a source of expertise for polymer processing components, said Nordson.

Nordson BKG GmbH facility
Aerial view of the Nordson BKG GmbH facility in Münster, Germany. The large gray building on the left is an entirely new manufacturing center for BKG pelletizers and melt delivery systems.

Nordson BKG GmbH will operate as a unit of Nordson’s Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) product line with its headquarters at an expanded Münster facility that will serve as a global hub for all BKG products. The expansion at the site of the longstanding home of BKG pelletizers in Münster more than triples the space at that location. The full relocation of all operations is being staged to maximize uninterrupted supply and will be completed by the fall of 2018. The expanded facility also will house a dedicated aftermarket center for both BKG systems and EDI extrusion and coating dies.

The combined entity is a merger of two well-known Münster-based companies acquired by Nordson in 2013: BKG GmbH, a producer of pelletizing systems, and Kreyenborg GmbH, a manufacturer of melt delivery equipment including screen changers, diverter valves and melt pumps. Additionally, Nordson acquired the EDI and Verbruggen extrusion and coating die business and the Xaloy range of screws and barrels for extrusion and injection molding. Nordson PPS now supplies these products to plastics processors, compounders, recyclers, resin manufacturers and primary process equipment OEMs. Support is provided through a worldwide network of localized sales and service centers.

“With the merger and combination of our capabilities at one Münster location, Nordson has created a united team that draws on the technical and project experience of the legacy companies to create new opportunities to serve our customers,” said Godfrey Sandham, Vice President of Nordson PPS-EAME. “Often we supply a combination of components that work together to optimize the customer’s process. A compounder or recycler, for example, can rely on us for pelletizers, valves, melt pumps, and filtration systems.”

Nordson’s U.S. location in Austintown, OH, also recently announced a wide-ranging new resource for extrusion and injection molding processors that covers all aspects of plasticating systems. Plasticating Essentials is a comprehensive, 112-page handbook replete with illustrations available at no cost to those who register at the company’s website

“Nordson developed Plasticating Essentials to help customers make component selections that maximize productivity, product quality and operating economy,” said Kelly Harings, Global Marketing Manager for Nordson PPS. “This new resource systematizes the Xaloy team’s decades of experience in designing and manufacturing plasticating components and working with customers on thousands of projects.”