Dri-Air and Maguire Partner to Deliver Drying/Blending System

Press release submitted on behalf of Dri-Air.

(Dri-Air Industries, Inc., East Windsor, CT) – Two industry leaders, Dri-Air Industries, Inc and Maguire Products, have come together to develop Dri-Air’s second generation of on demand drying/blending systems for the circular economy.

Processors for years have asked how can I use my regrind material in real time and add it back into my process consistently and reliably while keeping the materials dry throughout the process? The answer comes with this newly developed solution.

Dri-Air and Maguire have jointly developed a common-sense solution to reprocessing materials that are perfectly dried for the application. With Dri-Air’s superior drying and conveying capabilities and Maguire’s cutting-edge blending technology, molders can dry virgin material, reclaim and redry regrind material, add colorant, and blend these components just prior to conveying to the injection molding machine. This creates numerous efficiency advantages and reduces waste.

Dri-Air’s unique approach dries materials separately at different temperatures and keeps materials isolated until blending is called for. This eliminates the inventory issues and the waste of pre mixed materials that are no longer needed after the job runs out while keeping materials dry throughout the blending and conveying process. Other issues such as contaminated regrind can be quickly isolated and disposed of without contaminating hundreds of pounds of virgin material.

Positioned below the discharge of the drying hoppers, Maguire’s industry Leading weigh scale blender (WSB series blender).  Configured with a touchscreen control, it provides gravimetric accuracy, data recording/reporting, and additional component flexibility. Once the dried components are blended, Dri-Air’s closed loop, dry air conveyance system assures the blended material stays dry and properly blended during conveyance to the process. A small minimum inventory receiver is mounted on the feed-throat.

Valuable floor space is also conserved as the drying / blending / conveyance package is all combined on a single portable frame.  The castered blender can easily be removed for ease of cleaning and docked into position for production.

This new generation of blending systems will be on display at Dri-Air’s booth W909 at NPE 2024, for more information please visit us on the web: www.dri-air.com or call us at 860-627-5110

Dri-Air and Maguire, Aston, PA have been strategic partners for well over 25 years as distributors of Maguires popular line of blending and feeders throughout the US.

About Dri-Air
Since 1974 Dri-Air has been the industry leader in proven desiccant dryer technology, offering the highest quality at competitive pricing. Our plastics drying and loading systems offer a full range of solutions for drying plastic resins, mixing, blending and conveying virgin, regrind and plastic colorants. We offer advanced microprocessor control, stainless steel insulated hoppers, closed-loop loading systems and full-flo electric dryer valves.  Our constant attention to detail and incredible response time has helped us sell over 50 thousand drying systems worldwide. From 1 pound to 3,000 pounds per hour, we offer solutions to a wide range of industries from simple solutions to complex custom applications.

About Maguire
Headquartered in Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, Maguire is a leading manufacturer of gravimetric blenders and feeders, volumetric feeders, conveying systems, extrusion control systems, loss-in-weight extrusion control, and related auxiliaries.

Founded in 1977, Maguire Products operates seven manufacturing facilities in Aston, with seven international subsidiaries, serving a global network of distributors.

Image caption: Dri-Air and Maguire join forces to bring the latest in on demand drying/blending systems for the circular economy.