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Compounding equipment maker Coperion's Chinese affiliate will move to a new facility in Nanjing in September 2015. Coperion (Nanjing) Machinery Ltd. Co.'s current production site will in the future be dedicated to R&D and technology use only as per the Nanjing Jiangning Government's development plan. The new Coperion plant will be located nearby. Construction work started in May 2014 and will be finished in June 2015.

March 26, 2015

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Coperion to open new China plant

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Coperion moving into new production facility in Nanjing, China.

The new plant with a footprint of more than 15,000 m² will continue to focus on manufacturing the STS and CTE twin screw extruder series. The plant will incorporate a center with new German-made CNC machines and centralized air conditioning to ensure high machining precision. A new quality control center is also being established, equipped with high-precision equipment for 3-dimensional inspection and barrel leakage testing. The center also includes barrel washing equipment, a chemical composite analyzer, a magnetic detector and a hardness tester to ensure alignment after assembly. The entire production process is closely monitored, using German high-precision, high-level production and quality measuring machinery and equipment. Coperion Nanjing's quality assurance team will continue to be supported by experts from Coperion Stuttgart in Germany.

The Coperion Nanjing test center, currently equipped with a STS 35 and a STS 50 compounder, will be extended with comprehensive upstream and downstream equipment, including material handling, to provide customer process tests. In order to be able to offer customers a broader variety of application tests and increase testing capacity, a new ZSK 32 Mc18 twin screw extruder with 18 Nm/cm³ torque will join the two existing STS compounders in late 2015 for tests, simulation and scale-up.

"Coperion's new Nanjing manufacturing plant is another step forward for Coperion and reflects the importance of Coperion Nanjing to our business" says Thomas Kehl, President of Coperion. "It is an investment in the future and a clear commitment to the STS Mc11twin screw extruder series." Joanne Shen, Coperion Nanjing's Managing Director adds: "The new plant in the Nanjing Jiangning District strengthens our footprint in the Chinese and Asian market."

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