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Cooper Standard’s Success with Davis-Standard Blossoms in Asia

by wireworld on 05/04/2018 - 11:33 am

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Extruder reliability, stable outputs and a regional presence has fostered a mutually beneficial relationship between Davis-Standard and Cooper Standard in Asia. Cooper Standard, one of the world’s largest suppliers of automotive components, has been a longtime Davis-Standard customer in North America, but in 2012 this relationship expanded to include the company’s Asian-based operations.

Since that time, Cooper Standard has installed over 50 Davis-Standard extruders at plants in China, India and Korea for processing a wide range of materials, but primarily thermoplastic vulcanizates (TPV) and thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) used for manufacturing automotive window and door seals.

Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastics Packaging Machinery, Co., Ltd. has been instrumental in this process, offering regional support and service, and enabling Cooper Standard to purchase extruders directly from Suzhou using Chinese currency rather than international transactions with the United States. The Suzhou location has continued to expand its scope of services since opening in the fall of 2012, which has significantly impacted Davis-Standard’s ability to better serve customers in Asia.

“Davis-Standard extruders have given our Asian operation greater consistency. We’ve seen improved pressure stability, dependable outputs and better product quality,” said Liu Weihua, Senior Manager, Process Engineering ADV Department, Cooper Standard Automotive Co., Ltd. “Davis-Standard’s location in Suzhou has improved extruder delivery times, service and technical support. It has definitely played a big part in Davis-Standard becoming our preferred extruder provider for this region.”

Davis-Standard engineers proprietary TPV and TPE extruder arrangements for Cooper Standard with extruder sizes ranging from 32 to 100mm (1.25 to 4 inches) along with feedscrews and control systems. In addition to thermoplastic extruders, Davis-Standard has supplied an elastomer extruder complex comprised of four cold-feed rubber extruders and a five-layer profile line for producing tubing for fuel delivery systems. Cooper Standard is the world’s largest supplier of fuel and brake delivery systems as well as sealing technologies that reduce weight and improve auto safety. Cooper Standard is currently researching the viability of using Davis-Standard extruders for processing the company’s innovative Fortrex™ line of static weatherseal systems to further improve performance and aesthetics.

“Cooper Standard is an excellent example of how our regional presence in Asia has made a substantial difference for customers,” said Jinsong Lin, General Manager of Davis-Standard (Suzhou) Plastics Packaging Machinery, Co. “We will continue to expand our technical and service capabilities, especially as business in this region grows, but we’ve established a solid infrastructure in Suzhou that will benefit customers like Cooper Standard now and in the years to come.”

For more information about Davis-Standard’s extruder technology, visit www.davis-standard.com/extruders.