DJK Expands Test Lab in Japan with Coperion Extruder

Date 2019-10-25 | Future Strategy

Düsseldorf, October 22, 2019 — Independent research and development company DJK Corporation, located in Chiba, Japan, is expanding its test lab with a ZSK 32 Mc18 twin screw extruder from Coperion.Representatives from Coperion and DJK met at Coperion’s booth to officially sign the contract.

For over 50 years, DJK Corporation has been successfully established on the market as, among other things, a service provider for product testing as well as research and development projects for compounders. The company’s own test lab is now being expanded with the addition of a ZSK 32 Mc18 extruder with a 32 mm screw diameter. Coperion configured this twin screw extruder to provide DJK with maximum flexibility in laboratory operation. DJK can set up the process section in an optimized manner for a wide variety of product applications. The ZSK 32 Mc18 can be equipped with ZS-B side feeders, with the Feed Enhancement Technology FET, which optimizes the material intake capacity, as well as with a ZS-EG side devolatilization unit.

Peter von Hoffmann, General Manager of the Engineering Plastics, and Special Applications Business Unit at Coperion, said: “We’re very happy to be able to equip such a renowned company as DJK Corporation with one of our ZSK twin screw extruders. We are convinced that the ZSK 32 extruder, with its enormous configuration flexibility, high reliability, and safe, secure scale-up to larger extruder sizes, is the optimal technology for a large bandwidth of compounding tests. Moreover, we are very pleased to announce that, moving forward, Coperion customers in Japan have a testing area at their disposal as well, using the DJK test lab. This is an outstanding outcome of really good cooperation between DJK and Corporation and Coperion.”