Since K 2010, the Multi Rotation System (MRS) extruder from Gneuss has reportedly established itself as one of the key technologies for processing PET reclaim without pre-drying. To date, around 40 of these special extruders have been sold for sheet, fiber and repelletizing applications in Europe, Asia, North and South America according to the supplier. "In the past we were viewed as a screen changer supplier but now as a complete extrusion line supplier manufacturing all equipment in-house right down to winders, we've opened up new opportunities to participate in the market," says Daniel Gneuss, President of Gneuss, Inc (Matthews, NC), the Austrian company's US affiliate.
The extremely high devolatilizing and decontamination performance of the MRS technology has reportedly convinced more and more processors to adopt the technology. The combination of single screw extruder with a multiple screw section reportedly makes for a particularly rugged extruder that is easy to operate and maintain.