A New Standard in Efficient and Flexible Underwater Pelletizing Systems

Maag to unveil new capabilities and integrated synergies at upcoming K-2016 trade fair

DSC_0639-C_50 no logo copyOBERGLATT, SWITZERLAND — For more than 100 years, Maag has been able to successfully supply the plastics industry with the custom solutions it demands by responding to the exacting needs of its customers in the pellet-processing market. At the upcoming K-2016 Show, which will be held from Oct. 19-26 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the “new” Maag will unveil its most recent innovation, one that combines the capabilities of Maag and recently acquired companies Gala Industries and Reduction Engineering Scheer (RE Scheer).

Exhibiting in booth A04 (main booth), B65 (innovation booth) and E37 (pulverizer and strand pelletizer booth) in Hall 9, Maag will showcase a new underwater pelletizing system that is a result of the synergies that have been created through the integration of the Gala underwater pelletizing and RE Scheer strand pelletizing and pulverizing system product portfolios with those of Maag Automatik’s industry-leading pelletizing systems. The end result is an underwater pelletizing system that successfully combines the know-how of multiple industry leaders in a design that promises to set a new standard for the pellet-processing industry.

The system has been designed to be a one-stop solution for its users as all of the 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.

“We are very excited to be launching this new state-of-the-art underwater pelletizing system at K-2016,” said Ueli Theurig, President of Maag. “Even more exciting for us is that we are confident that this will only be the first of what promises to be many innovative solutions that will be an offshoot of the combined pelletizing expertise of Maag, Gala, and RE Scheer.”

This will be possible because all of the Maag brands are focused on delivering exceptional value to their customers through a blend of product leadership and customer service, knowing that they:

  • Possess exceptional custom engineering skills and expertise
  • Concentrate on understanding unique customer system and process needs and requirements

In summation, the customer-focused commitment of the Maag companies will drive the performance of this next-generation underwater pelletizing system and deliver many benefits for the compounder. With this revolutionary machine, Maag will set a new standard in terms of flexibility, reliability, and efficiency for underwater pelletizing in the plastics industry, and raise the bar for future iterations.

About Maag
Maag is the worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing systems, filtration systems, and pulverizers for demanding applications in the plastics, chemical, petrochemical, and food industries. Maag develops, manufactures, and distributes innovative, customized solutions for complete pump and pelletizing systems – with the expertise based on its long-term industrial tradition since 1910.

Maag is known around the globe as a pioneer and technology leader in the development and manufacture of gear pumps and complete system solutions tailored to customer needs. The company has for decades been renowned for the quality and innovative technology of its pelletizing solutions. Gala Industries, as well as Reduction Engineering Scheer, recently joined the Maag family and extend the product portfolio with pulverizers and additional pelletizing systems.

Maag manufactures in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, USA, and China, with additional sales offices in France, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, India, Thailand, and Brazil, and employs more than 1,000 staff. It is represented in the markets with its brands “Maag Pump & Filtration Systems”, “Automatik Scheer Strand Pelletizers”, “Gala Automatik Underwater Pelletizers” and “Reduction Pulverizing Systems”. Maag, a Dover Corporation Company (NYSE:DOV), is a business unit of Dover Engineered Systems.