The Austrian plastics machinery manufacturer MAS Maschinen-und Anlagenbau Schulz GmbH has upgraded its DRD (Double Rotor Disc) “waterless” drying and cleaning systems for plastic film, flakes and fibers. These improvements offer significantly higher throughput rates without affecting the systems’ low energy consumption rates, according to Pineville, North Carolina-based eFactor3 LLC, the North American distributor for the company. The standard DRD single-stage system can be used as a dryer for already washed film scrap, as well as to clean contaminated dry scrap. The two-stage DRD-DS systems are designed to handle the combined cleaning and drying of wet and dirty scrap in two steps for superior contamination removal, e-Factor3 says. The single and double DRD systems are designed to handle the most difficult scrap, including agricultural films, flakes and fibers, the company adds. MAS Maschinen-und Anlagenbau Schulz and its affiliated company EKUMA began developing the DRD 10 years ago. It is based on a vacuum cleaner principle and works without water. In a news release, EFactor3 says, “Many customers have been looking for a solution for their costly water treatment and the asso...