Virgin Polymer Production
For the virgin polymer producer, MAAG large dryers can dry up to 150 metric tons/hr (330,000 lbs per hour) with less than 0.5% moisture. Many of these dryers have been in continuous operation for years. As a critical part of the virgin polymer operation, MAAG dryers can be trusted to have the longest runtime and reliability available. Our GALA brand dryers are the standard for virgin polymer production.
In addition to industry leading performance and reliability, MAAG dryers are designed to meet the strict safety requirements of virgin polymer producers.
Compounding and masterbatch dryers are designed to dry from 1 to 11,500 kg/hr (1 to 25,000 lbs/hr). With dryers optimized for fast cleaning and color change, MAAG dryers can lower cost for compounders. In addition, MAAG dryers can be integrated with MAAG strand and underwater pelletizing systems for an optimized pellet production system.
Post-industrial and post-consumer plastics are a valuable resource and growing opportunity. However, processing of recycled plastics is a highly competitive market and operators require systems that will produce pellets at the lowest cost. With low maintenance costs, energy efficient operation and a favorable throughput relative to size, MAAG dryers keep recyclers competitive in a challenging market.
Specialized Drying Processes
MAAG dryers have been used to dry a wide variety of non-pellet products from food to pharmaceuticals. MAAG drying applications experts can evaluate any drying requirement to determine the most efficient and economical solution.
Product overview dryers
Impact dryer for drying raw material
Belt dryer for gentle drying
The DURO belt dryer is the ideal partner for MAAG’s underwater pelletizing systems in the production of abrasive or brittle pellets such as high glass fiber-filled or mineral-filled compounds. The pellets are dried very gently because there is no relative movement between the pellets and the dryer components.