Sustainability is one of the central global issues of our time. Global warming threatens the world with prolonged heat waves, droughts, floods and devastating weather events. Reducing the consumption of natural resources and CO2 emissions is one of the most important measures needed to minimise the extent of global warming. The plastics industry is urgently required to find new ways to save natural resources and reduce energy consumption as much as possible.
Even during the development of the MAS extruder, attention was paid to using as little energy as possible. The saving of up to 30% energy compared to conventional extruder types became one of the most important features of the MAS extruder.
Its patented conical, co-rotating design allows for lower screw speed, which creates less friction and thus enables lowest melt temperatures. The result: lower heating power and shorter residence time of the melt in the processing unit and thus ideal conditions for:
- gentle extrusion process
- enormous reduction of energy consumption
- Minimising CO2 emissions and the carbon footprint
The picture below shows an example of how the MAS 93‑K extruder with a CDF 500‑D melt filter consumes significantly less energy. Assuming a price of 0.25 euros per kilowatt hour, energy savings of up to 1,600,000 kilowatt hours lead to savings of up to 400,000 euros per year!