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Ettlinger to Showcase Melt Filtration in Challenging Applications, Smaller Screen Size for PET Recycling at Fakuma 2018

KÖNIGSBRUNN, Germany, Oct. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ettlinger, part of Maag and Dover (NYSE: DOV), will participate at the Fakuma 2018 trade fair to show high-performance solutions in the field of melt filtration involving different levels of contamination. The exhibit will focus particularly on Ettlinger’s ECO filter systems, which were originally developed for compounding and filtering gels and agglomerates, but are also very popular in PET applications for removing aluminum, paper, silicone or PVC from bottle regrind. ECO melt filters are now available with a 60µm screen size, and together with the ERF filter series – the version for higher contaminant levels – this product family enhances the Maag Group’s broad portfolio, which also includes pumps, strand and underwater pelletizing systems and pulverizers.

The new, extra-fine 60 µm screen size, which will be released to coincide with Fakuma, is even better adapted to the exceptionally high-quality requirements of bottle-to-bottle recycling – as the new industry benchmark for laser screening. ECO melt filters are highly efficient and can be directly integrated into PET thermoforming lines, where they contribute to a decisive improvement in availability and cost effectiveness.

The melt filters in the Ettlinger ERF family differ from the ECO series in that – although designed with the same working principle – they are specially adapted for polyolefins and polystyrenes as well as styrene copolymers, TPE and TPU containing up to 18% contaminants. They are typically used to treat post-consumer plastic waste, convert recycled automotive plastics or recycle refrigerator and electronic waste. They can be supplied in three different sizes with a maximum throughput of 6000 kg/h. The ERF350, with a throughput of up to 3800 kg/h, was unveiled only last year as the first model in a new, performance-enhanced generation. Several proven field applications will highlight Ettlinger’s universality and efficiency at the upcoming Fakuma 2018.

About Ettlinger: 
Ettlinger Kunststoffmaschinen GmbH was founded in 1983 and today is a global player in the development and manufacture of high performance melt filters and injection molding machines. With its headquarters in Königsbrunn, Germany, not far from Augsburg, Ettlinger has been part of the Maag Group since 2018. 

About Maag:
Maag is a worldwide leading manufacturer of gear pumps, pelletizing and filtration systems and also pulverizers for sophisticated applications in the synthetic, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries.

About Dover:
Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions, and support services through three operating segments: Engineered Systems, Fluids and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of 26,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at dovercorporation.com.