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New Compounding Facilities Open

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Two new compounding facilities have opened recently.

Two new compounding facilities have opened recently. One is the controlled-environment Ultra Clean Compounding Center at RTP Co., Winona, Minn., which is dedicated to production of compounds for sensitive applications in the medical and electronics industries.The 3300-sq-ft center (pictured) has two extrusion lines and room for two more. Extrusion, pelletizing, classifying, and packaging are contained within a positive-pressure environment with interlocks to limit access. Also new is a 3000-sq-ft customer laboratory and training center for compounding trials, opened by Reduction Engineering Inc., Kent, Ohio. It has twin-screw and single-screw extruders and both strand and water-slide pelletizers from the former Conair pelletizer line, previously acquired by Reduction Engineering, and the C.F. Scheer & Cie line of pelletizers from Germany, which Reduction Engineering acquired last November. Scheer’s pelletizer business, formerly represented by Scheer Bay Co. in Bay City, Mich., is now called Scheer Reduction Engineering. The new lab will also have underwater pelletizers from Econ GmbH in Austria, which Reduction Engineering represents. (800) 433-4787 • www.rtpcompany.com (330) 677-2225 • www.reductionengineering.com