CHICAGO (Aug. 1, 2:15 p.m. EDT) — Matsui America Inc. of Elk Grove Village, Ill., introduced the Plas-aid line of portable drying, conveying, mold temperature control and grinding units. The Plas-aid product line targets the injection molding community.
The compact portable dehumidifying Multi Jet 3 with desiccant-rotor drying and resin loading has a double hopper and is energy efficient in operations. Other new products included the MGD hot-air dryer and loader, the beside-the-press SMGL grinder and the MGL dryer.
In recent years, Matsui has reduced manufacturing costs and made its equipment affordable to more processors, said Greg Lewis, national sales manager.
Beginning in 2000, parent firm Matsui Manufacturing Ltd. of Japan opted to concentrate manufacturing of key products instead of making similar equipment in multiple locations.
The Elk Grove Village facility has light assembly and limited manufacturing activities. Matsui Manufacturing operates 14 plants in nine Asian countries and the United States.