A new mini dryer with a 3-lb capacity is claimed to be one of the smallest in the industry. The Plasmini micro dryer (PMD) from Matsui America, Elk Grove Village, Ill., is designed for micro-molding applications using less than 5 lb/hr. It incorporates Matsui’s Heating Fins, which conduct heat into the pellets rather than blowing air over a heater element. A small amount of compressed air is used to purge moisture from the hopper. The dryer comes with 3.3 or 6.6 lb capacity and is said to use about 50% less energy than a standard hot-air dryer.