Your benefit with MAS upgrading an existing extrusion line


The retrofit of an existing single screw extruder with a CDF 500-DP Filter + TA 180 Cascade extruder increases the throughput by up to 50%. 


The effective degassing performance of the TA 180 cascade tremendously increases the material quality and also the bulk density. The increased bulk density results in more material per Big Bag by up to 15% and therefore reduces the transportation costs per kg. 


Due to the effective degassing performance and the resulting higher bulk density of the pellets. The amount of material per Big Bag increases by up to 15% and result in reduced the transportation costs per kg.


The combination of the CDF melt filter and the cascade extruder ensure highly efficient degassing performance of the melt after contaminations are removed. The key feature of degassing after the removal of contaminations is far more efficient and drastically minimizes the risk of poorly degassed material being pelletized. Example of a MAS customer before retrofitting the CDF and Cascade, the customer had weekly approx. 13 tons of material that was poorly degassed and needed to be reprocessed. The MAS retrofit helped the customer to avoid costly reprocessing production runs of the poorly degassed material, at 1,600 kg/h this saved 8,5 machine hours every week.


The upgrade of an existing extrusion line with a CDF and cascade extruder can increase your throughput capacity by up to 50%. This means with a throughput increase of 700 kg/h and with 8,000 operating hours per annum, a throughput increase of 5,600 tons per year. The result is an increased turnover of 4 MM Euro per annum, based on repelletized coloured LDPE in USA, 0,34 – 0,36 USD/lbs (July 2019).


MachineryVariantExtrusionContinuous Melt FiltrationCascadeApplicationThroughput kg/h
Upgrade Line1200CDF 500TA 140Upgrade - 1200
Upgrade Line2200CDF 500-DTA 180Upgrade - 2200
Upgrade Line3500CDF 500-DPTA 180Upgrade - 3500
Upgrade Line1400CDF 500-DTA 140Upgrade - 1400
MachineryVariantExtrusionContinuous Melt FiltrationCascadeApplicationThroughput kg/h
Upgrade Line1200CDF 500TA 140Upgrade - 1200
Upgrade Line2200CDF 500-DTA 180Upgrade - 2200
Upgrade Line3500CDF 500-DPTA 180Upgrade - 3500
Upgrade Line1400CDF 500-DTA 140Upgrade - 1400