Ravago Group has awarded the contract for the installation of a completely new polyolefin recycling line to Oberglatt, Switserland-based Maag Group.
As a global provider of process technology solutions, Maag is supplying the line as a complete plant system, all from a single source - including the control technology.
Winning the Ravago contract attests to the progress made by Maag in the field of digitalisation and Industry 4.0 and its ability to supply its customers with intelligent, agile and competitve solutions.
Founded in 1961, Belgium-headquartered Ravago is today a full-service provider to the petrochemical industry, with a focus on plastics production, especially recycling and compounding. Ravago produces 1,000,000 metric tons of plastics annually, at 30 locations around the globe.
The new line is being installed at Ravago’s Arendonk site. Ravago said that the decision to partner with Maag sprang from Maag’s ability to deliver a complete solution from a single source, based on the consolidated expertise of its Group members.
The new line will comprise numerous Maag Group system components, including andEttlinger ERF 500 melt filter, an FSC 300 hydraulic screen changer for filtration systems, and a Pearlo underwater pelletising system.
All control and automation engineering work is in the hands of Xantec, the newest addition to the Maag Group of companies and specialised in the planning, design and manufacture of control systems for the plastics and rubber industry.
As a result, customers receive an ‘integrated solution from a single source’, and are ‘safe in the knowledge that the individual components will interact perfectly from day one’, said Maag Group President Ueli Thuerig.
The new line is scheduled to be commissioned in 2021. The design of the plant is such that it is transferrable to other locations of the global Ravago corporation.
The Maag Group supplies integrated and customised systems in process technology for the polymer, chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical and food industries. A business unit of Pumps & Process Solutions, a segment of the Dover Corporation, the Group currently employs over 1,000 people at its production sites in Switzerland, Germany, Italy, the USA, and China.