While originally designed for recycling purposes, the MAS system also shines as a virgin compounding machine. The MAS extruder sports an up to 60% shorter barrel than comparable parallel twin screw extruders, saving not only precious plant real estate, but also reducing energy consumption by up to 40%. MAS also eliminates the need for side feeders, with all material being fed into the throat of the extruder, reducing headaches and ensuring an on-time delivery.
While the MAS extrusion system can easily handle conventional compounding and recycling applications with ease, it can also handle the toughest inline compounding application for profile and sheet extrusion. The direct inline compounding of materials like WPC/PPC profiles or highly filled sheet can be achieved by using the features. Due to the system’s conical design, the large feed throat opening allows for not only the feeding of low bulk density material, but for the direct dosing of wood flour, filler and other desired additives directly in the material stream, creating a 100% uniform sheet, board or profile.