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  • Cellular Rubber EPDM-SUW and EPDM-W

    ISGATEC Forum 2015 FIP(F)G: KÖPP shares expertise

    Filter technology Domestic water filters Maintenance tips

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    qualitie s

    Made by

    Well placed

    A new direction in Sales

    Axel Wynands presents his team

    insight.Publishing information Editor: Axel Wynands Text: Susanne Neumann, Miriam Mapelli Translation: Arancho.doc Pictures: HOSAN Photography, Jürgen Wilke, Miriam Mapelli, Fa. Rampf Design: WILKEDESIGN, Aachen Printer: Druckerei Scholz_12/2015

    “I would like to use insight. to introduce customers to KÖPP” explained Miriam Mapelli, who has been working in Sales & Marketing since April of this year. “To offer our customers interesting and worthwhile articles from a wide range of fields, the insight. team works to make the KÖPP magazine informative, varied and entertaining” added Miriam, who is a qualified business economist. “Of course it is not just a question of our team of writers working out what news we want to publish. For me the question is not ‘what should our customers know?’ but rather ‘what do

    our customers want to know?’. It is not just a company mouthpiece, but also a listening ear, and that is how I see my role” said the insight. Editor with a smile. Do you have any questions, requests or suggestions? Which areas interest you most? Which areas do you find less inte- resting? Are there any subjects you would like to see in insight.?

    We look forward to hearing your feedback. You can contact us by telephone on +49 (0) 241 16605-29 or by email at

    insight. has been distributed to customers and business partners for several years now. We use this magazine to bring you news about products and people at KÖPP: what we are planning, what we have done, the faces behind our success stories, and sometimes we even show you what these faces look like.

    merry christmas

    and a happy new year



    insight. No. 9 Cellular rubber Cellular polyethylene Foamed rubber Fluid sealants Soft rubber Special products Filter technology

    W. KÖPP GmbH &Co. KG Aachen • Germany • Phone +49 (0)241 16605-0 •

    SUBSIDIARY BOVENDEN Bovenden • Germany • Phone +49 (0)551 82049-0

    SC KOEPP ROMANIA S.R.L. Arinis, Maramures • Romania

    ROOP KOEPP Foam Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Manesar, Gurgaon • India

    Miriam Mapelli A new face. New Insight(s).

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  • Editorial


    Dear readers,

    “We have arrived and gained acceptance as a slabstock manufacturer!”– that is the head- line for the KÖPP team for 2015. Having put so much motivation, competence and heart and soul into our “rebirth” as a cellular rubber manufacturer, we have seen extremely positive results this year.

    And that’s not all – things look bright for the future as well. By installing new presses and heating ovens at our factory in Romania, we will triple our production capacity at Koepp Romania even in the short term and we will be able to meet rising demand with ease.

    Admittedly, growth in demand for our semi- finished cellular rubber products has been so dramatic that it exceeded our expectations – although, of course, we were always aware that our combination of high quality and com- petitive prices would establish the reputation for our products in the market.

    Our ranks have also been swelled by more experts in foam. We have significantly expan- ded and reorganised our sales team.

    In this edition of insight. I look forward to introducing you to our internal and field staff, and our new Head of Sales & Marketing, Axel Wynands.

    We also have product news for you in this insight.: EPDM-SUW and EPDM-W. This adds two (super) soft qualities to our range of cellular rubbers, for a wide variety of special applica- tions.

    I wish all our readers health, happiness and success for the coming year. It would be good to meet you at K 2016, the plastics trade fair in Düsseldorf. You will find us, as ever, in the rubber section – with a bigger stand this year. See you there!

    Warm regards,

    Achim Raab, Managing Director

    Filter technology


    It is true that we normally address insight. readers as business partners but as we are raising domestic water filters, the subject is a bit closer to home.

    In fact that was precisely the idea behind the in-house staff training by our filter experts Isabel Kalberg and Markus Peitz. Of course, it was also interesting for our colleagues to learn something about one of our products, but the focus of this training was its practical use. You will soon see just how useful it was.

    Actually many colleagues did not even know that they had a domestic water filter. Domestic water filters are used in all houses in Germany to remove solid particles that are present in water when transferred from the waterworks to the consumer. Without this filter, these solid particles would cause damage to household devices, such as washing machines. To avoid this it is vital to carry out regular maintenance on the filter. The frequency required depends on the level of dirt. For reasons of hygiene the filter cartridges should be replaced at least every six months, or if the reduction in pressure is greater than 0.5 bar.

    All you need to do is:

    • Put a bucket under the filter • Close the gate valves before and after

    the filter and open the vent valve • Unscrew the sleeve nut that fixes the

    filter cup in place, remove the filter cup and rinse it

    • Remove the filter cartridge (pull down) • Insert a new filter cartridge • Screw the filter cup back on

    (check that the seal ring is in the right position to prevent any water damage)

    • Slowly re-open the gate valves; close the vent valve if water comes out of it

    Here is a tip from a sales manager who did not want to be named: Never put a bowl to catch water under your backwash filter. If there is enough pressure the water splashes straight out of the bowl – sometimes spraying all over the wall. Unless, of course, you wanted to redecorate or you want to support your local painter.

    Do you have any more questions about domestic water filters and their main- tenance? Our experts will be glad to help.

    Domestic water filters


    A podium finish with team spirit Bronze for the FOAM Experts at the Aachen Corporate Run

    The 4th Aachen Corporate Run was held on the 2nd October at the Hange- weiher. This event is now a fixture in the KÖPP calendar, and every year IT engineer, André Stiebig, recruits a few colleagues to join him. Our team, the “FOAM Experts” started this time with six passionate runners.

    It was a bright autumn day, as always, as our colleagues brought their bright mood to a total of 7,000 runners. Our team agreed on a course length of 4.63 km in advance. All that team spirit could not go unrewarded – three of our runners reached their goal in a time of under 20 minutes, which was enough to ensure an impres- sive 3rd place in the overall ran- kings – congratu- lations!

    In other sporting news, the traditional ATG Winter Run on 6th December was the latest challenge. Our team of “FOAM-Experts” was getting involved together again and achieved a res- pectable result in the upper midfield. The run covered the distance of 18 km and 100 metres of altitude from Vicht- bachtal, through the Forest of Aachen, to the ATG sports ground at the Cho- rusberg. Among more than 1.500 male participants André Stiebig could gain a proud 95. place. Congratulations!

    There are some sporting events coming up in 2016 as well. Perhaps a few of our female colleagues will be getting involved…

    Team / Firma

    Foam-Experts 1 ( 1)


    Platz: 11

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    76) Andre Johanne

    s Stiebig (1980 )



    Platz: 58

    Platz: 218

    Ac him Raab (1965

    ) Axel Wynands




    Platzierung Ges amt


    Make sure you don’t forget

    regular maintenance!

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  • Network

    An expert forum entitled “Process- constant dosing technology for adhesive and sealing systems” was held at ISGATEC in Mannheim on 24/25 November. Specialists in sealing, adhesive and elastomer technology met up to exchange information. As a supplier with over 15 years of experience, KÖPP was of course a vital participant.

    Which materials and which system technology are available today and which design considerations need to be taken into account in advance? Our FIP(F)G expert and Key Account Manager, Dr. Ralf Tahhan, dealt with this and other questions competently in his presentation, giving comprehensive and practical answers. To show a fine-cell foam and its optimum air load, he sometimes used ketchup or champagne bottles as visual aids.

    In addition to our main formed-in-place seal production facility in Bovenden, our plant in Aachen is being used increasingly. To expand capacity, a third system from Rampf will be installed in Aachen in January. This represents an investment in quicker and more modern order processing for our customers.

    Dr. Tahhan gave a striking demonstration of the importance of groove shape for optimum seal results. It is equally impor