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New vacuum pump simplifies material conveying to blenders, dryers, machine hoppers

Maguire’s NVRBE vacuum pump can also configured in “mini-central” systems with extremely compact LowPro receivers mounted on multiple blenders.

Industry-4.0-compatible mixer can accommodate three sizes of containers

Mixaco’s i4 container mixer also comes equipped with an intuitive, user-friendly control technology that combines a new HMI and software.

Montreal’s Loop Industries, Suez to build first “Infinite Loop” recycling facility in Europe

The new enhanced recycling facility dedicated to PET plastic, to be built on a site yet to be selected, will be the largest in the world, the companies said.
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Angel Hair Issues? Lorenz Has You Covered!

Is “Angel Hair” in your conveying line resulting in expensive downtime? Lorenz Angel Hair Traps are your solution!

Square Angel Hair Traps mount at the base of the silo or storage bin.  They are manufactured of aluminum construction with a standard 16” square bolt pattern.  Fits directly onto the Lorenz Probe Box and Lorenz Maintenance Gate or Silo/Hopper Shut Off.

Inline Angel Hair Traps mount in the material stream to collect “angel hair”, “streamers” or “snake skins” while allowing the pellets to pass through.  Clear viewing cover for level indication.  Automated models are available to eliminate downtime. » Learn more

Ineos Styrolution, Trinseo advance plans for polystyrene recycling plant in France

The plant will mark a “step change” in PS recycling in Europe, the companies said. » Read more

Retail sales rose 0.6% in July, Statistics Canada says

Sales were up in six of 11 subsectors in July with the motor vehicle and parts dealers subsector contributing the most to the increase. » Read more
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Your #1 Solution to Equipment Maintenance

The Lorenz Maintenance Gate allows you to maintain downstream equipment with ease. Specific to dilute phase, vacuum and gravity applications when periodic shutdown/maintenance is required.
  Mount above airlocks or below bins and hoppers
  Polymer liner
  Square or Round Orifice
  Choice of Actuation (Hand Crank, Hand Wheel of Chain Wheel)
The Lorenz Series “A” Gate has a standard narrow profile, lightweight aluminum frame.  Rated up to 110ºC (230ºF). Optional clear covers allow for accurate viewing when the gate is in service.
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Special Reports 
Special Report

CONVEYING: Proceed with caution

Pellets barrelling at high speeds through pneumatic conveying systems can create holes, and then leaks, in even the most expensive stainless steel components. Applying the brakes to your conveying speeds can extend equipment life and reduce material waste in your plant. » Read More
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Biodegrading 3D printing material could lead to disposable oceanic sensors

Scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Florida have developed a 3D printable material made of a marine-biodegradable base polymer that would break down over time to reduce ocean litter. » Read More