Nordson aligns all melt delivery systems under BKG product brand name
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The company is also expanding its operations in Munster, Germany.
Germany-based Nordson Corp., which serves the injection, extrusion and recycling-machinery sectors with dies, screws, barrels, filtration systems, pumps and valves, is aligning all its melt delivery systems under a single brand name.
Nordson’s BKG product brand, known for underwater pelletizer systems, is now also the group brand name for the company’s range of polymer melt delivery equipment, including filtration systems, ovens, gear pumps, and valves.
Now included under the BKG brand are melt filtration systems, gear pumps, and valves previously offered under the Kreyenborg brand, plus screen changers, ovens, and gear pumps previously sold under the Xaloy brand. The melt delivery system business that Nordson acquired from Kreyenborg in 2013 will be moved from its existing facility in Münster, Germany, and combined with the nearby BKG pelletizer business. Nordson will expand its operations in Munster to approximately four times the current size to optimize production and accommodate future growth.
The new brand names for the polymer melt delivery equipment will be as follows: BKG HiCon filtering system for self-cleaning systems; BKG NorCon screen changers for continuous and discontinuous screen changers; BKG BlueFlow for gear pumps; and BKG HyFlex for valves.
The Xaloy product brand will continue to be used for Nordson’s screw and barrel products for extrusion and injection molding, and European operations for this product family will continue to be headquartered at Neckarsulm, Germany with operations in Pirmasens.
Nordson will also be adding advanced engineering and manufacturing systems, a new warehouse and inventory system, a dedicated aftermarket section, and an expanded technology centre to its Münster facility. “The expansion in Munster is part of a substantial global investment by Nordson in its polymer processing range of products, including other expansion projects and investments in Europe and China, a buildup of the support team around the world, and innovations for each of our polymer product families,” said Nordson Corp. senior vice president John J. Keane.