PT ZONE: Drying

Water Droplets in the Feed Throat
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MATERIALS HANDLING: Real-Time Pellet Moisture Monitoring and More at K 2016

Mini-dryer, upgraded gravimetric blender, and a new mini central conveying system join the Moisture Meter at K 2016.

Are You Ready for K 2016?

We’ve got you covered with five feature stories and an entire new-products section devoted to the October show in Dusseldorf.

DRYING: Continuous System Dries PET In 10 Minutes or Less

30% increase in throughput possible.

AUXILIARY EQUIPMENT: New Controls for Conveying, Mobile Drying

New dense-phase conveying system among the new products Conair to display at K.

Advanced Blending Solutions Hires New Director of Business Development

Mark Jordan joins the team after 33 years with Techmer PM.

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Dryers are used to minimize or eliminate problems that moisture in the plastics cause during processing. If moisture-sensitive polymers like nylon, polycarbonate, PBT, PET and a host of others are not dried prior to processing, the physical properties of that resin/part will be drastically affected. There are various types of drying technologies available, including dual bed desiccant, desiccant wheel, vacuum, oven and infrared. Dryer selection may be dictated by the throughput requirement of the process, as well as price and other features desired.

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