Minnesota Rubber & Plastics

Achieving Energy Cost Savings

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (formerly QMR) received an $116,900 grant from WPPI’s Energy Efficiency Program to be used as part of an expansion project to convert their existing plastic resin drying process with more efficient centralized system.

In addition to energy cost savings achieved with less drying and vacuum pump load, a centralized system will result in less material handling time, less raw material waste, and higher machine utilization.

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Replacing 31 plastic press dryers with a central system will result in an estimated impact of 227.0 kW demand reduction with 1,362,000 kWh per year energy conserved.