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COMPOUNDING: ‘Synergies’ Unleash Flexible Underwater Pelletizing Systems

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One-stop solution offered for compounders.

Maag Automatik (U.S. office in Charlotte, N.C.) will use K 2016 to debut a new product that combines its own capabilities with those of recently acquired pelletizing companies Gala Industries, Inc. and Reduction Engineering Scheer (RE Scheer). A new underwater pelletizing system from Maag results from synergies created by integrating the Gala underwater pelletizing and RE Scheer strand pelletizing product lines with those of its established pelletizing systems. The end result is an underwater pelletizing system that combines the know-how of multiple industry leaders.

The new system has been designed to be a one-stop solution for compounders, as all components—from the tip of the extruder screw to the finished plastic pellets—are produced by Maag companies. This includes the melt pumps, screen changers, diverter valves, die plates, cutting chambers, water bath, strand dies, cutter systems, interlocking systems, cutter hubs, system controls, cutting tools, support frame, and any other required equipment.