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Union Process Manufactures Attritor for Green Manufacturing Inititative

January 3, 2013
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Union Process Inc. recently announced it has manufactured a large production S-400 attritor for a green manufacturing initiative. The customer was reportedly interested in seeking ways to cut costs and reduce the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes. By working with Union Process, a special large attritor was designed that allows the customer to wet-grind his waste material in the attritor so that it can be recycled and used in producing new product in their manufacturing process.

This particular process also required that the attritor operate at elevated temperatures. To accomplish this, Union Process built a special abrasion-resistant steel tank featuring external clamp-on heating plates ASME-rated for 150 PSI at 400º F. The approximate working capacity of the S-400 is 300 gal of slurry.

“This mill was a win-win for our customer and our environment,” said Emery Li, sales manager for Union Process. “Not only are they now able to eliminate wasted raw material that they formerly had to dispose of, they are now also able to regrind and re-use that material while being environmentally friendly.”

For additional information, visit www.unionprocess.com.

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