Following the expansion of its Münster facility in Germany, which more than tripled the space at that location, Nordson Corporation has now merged the previously separate operations for the manufacture of pelletizing and melt delivery equipment into a single business. Nordson BKG GmbH will operate as a unit of Nordson’s Polymer Processing Systems (PPS) product line.
Relocation of all operations will be carried out in such a way that supply remains uninterrupted as far as possible, and will be completed by the fall of 2018. Next to manufacturing pelletizing systems and melt delivery equipment, the expanded facility will also house a dedicated aftermarket centre for both BKG systems and EDI extrusion and coating dies.
Nordson acquired the latter businesses and the Xaloy range of screws and barrels for extrusion and injection moulding in 2012.
“With the merger forming Nordson BKG GmbH and the 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.
At the same time, Mr Sandham noted, Nordson continues to build new assembly, laboratory, and technical support capabilities for BKG products elsewhere in the world, creating a truly global source of pelletizing and melt delivery technologies. Recent initiatives to expand capabilities for BKG products include assembly of screen changers and gear pumps in Shanghai, new underwater pelletizing laboratories in Shanghai and Chonburi, Thailand, and expansion of a laboratory in Hickory, NC USA for pelletizing and melt delivery equipment.