Canadian Plastics

Conair to market Kreyenborg infrared dryers

Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group and German plastics machinery provider Kreyenborg Plant Technology ha...

May 18, 2009   Canadian Plastics

Auxiliary equipment supplier The Conair Group and German plastics machinery provider Kreyenborg Plant Technology have reached an agreement to give Conair the rights to sell a co-branded infrared polymer dryer (IRD).

 

The new contract is open-ended and gives the Cranberry Township, Pa.-based Conair the rights to sell the dryers into any plastics ancillaries market worldwide, according to Larry Doyle, vice president of sales and marketing at Conair.

 

Doyle said the first co-branded IRD has already been sold to a sheet producer in Monterray, Mexico.

 

IRD technology is said to offer significant time and energy savings compared to other drying equipment and is particularly suitable for PET flake drying.

 

Kreyenborg has sold more than 50 IRDs worldwide since 2004, the most recent delivered to Irish sheet producer Foamalite. The Conair deal does not prevent the German company selling equipment directly in any geographical market.

 

Kreyenborg is one of three equipment makers worldwide to license the IRD drying technology concept, which was developed by German inventor Urban Stricker. The other licensees are UPM of the UK and Sojitz of Japan.

 


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