The BKG brand, known for pelletizer systems, is also now the name for the company’s range of polymer melt delivery equipment, including filtration systems, ovens, gear pumps and valves.
Melt filtration systems, gear pumps and valves previously offered under the Kreyenborg brand, and screen changers, ovens and gear pumps previously sold under the Xaloy brand are now included under the BKG brand.
The new brand names for the polymer melt delivery equipment will be: 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.
Nordson is also expanding its operations in Muenster, Germany to house sales, engineering, production and aftermarket services for BKG pelletizers, melt filtration systems, gear pumps and valves.
The melt delivery system business that Nordson acquired from Kreyenborg in 2013 will be moved from its existing facility in Münster and combined with the nearby BKG pelletizer business. Nordson will expand its operations in Münster to approximately four times the current size to optimise production and accommodate future growth.
“The expansion in Münster 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 senior vice president John Keane. “Our goal is a seamless worldwide operation that is at the same time highly localised, providing ground-breaking products and rapid service to customers whenever possible in their own time zones and languages.”
“We will be adding advanced engineering and manufacturing systems, a new warehouse and inventory system, a dedicated aftermarket section, and an expanded technology centre,” said Godfrey Sandham, vice president responsible for the polymer products business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “This project will increase our support for customers throughout the world by expanding our capabilities for manufacturing, processing trials, startup assistance, technical service, spare parts, and refurbishment of all Nordson melt processing equipment.”