Thu, Sep 6th 2012 02:00 pm
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AURORA, Ill., September 6, 2012 - Processing
Technologies International LLC (PTi), a leading global manufacturer of
high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, showed off its highly
energy-efficient plastics processing technology during an Aug. 28 visit with
U.S. Rep. Judy
During the 90-min. visit at PTi headquarters, Rep. Biggert viewed PTi's
"dryerless" High-Vacuum Twin-Screw Extruder (HVTSE) system and met with several company leaders and employees to discuss
economic issues that impact the manufacturing and sustainable technology
"Manufacturing leaders like
PTi drive prosperity here at home and can help lead our economy into a
recovery, but Congress can and must do more to help create an environment in
which American manufacturers can thrive," said Biggert, a seven-term legislator
and a member of the House's education and the workforce committee. "At PTi, we
had a very productive and insightful discussion about how the federal
government can remove burdensome regulations, simplify the tax code, and
promote fair trade policies that will result in manufacturing jobs in our
community and across the nation."
production line eliminates drying and crystallization, resulting in energy
savings of up to 35%. The company is committed to sustainable technology and
sees strong demand for its energy-efficient machinery throughout the world. PTi
has a strategic business alliance with Luigi Bandera S.p.A. to market the
processing system in North America.
"We're happy that Congresswoman Biggert could visit our
facility and meet with our employees," said Dana Hanson, PTi president.
"It was a great opportunity for us to show her the exciting developments
at PTi and the leading-edge technology we've created for the plastics industry
and discuss with her the challenges we face as an international supplier."
PTi's dryer-less system is game-changing technology and the
company has made a major commitment through a $3 million expansion at its
headquarters. "The green economy is an important part of the plastics industry
and PTi is a shining example of how machinery suppliers are changing the
playing field, offering unique technologies in response to new sustainability
demands," said Dennis Paradise, PTi's senior vp. of sales and marketing.
"I'm focused on reaching across the aisle to ensure that
America's manufacturing workforce remains the best in the world and to ensure
that innovative, sustainable technologies like those developed at PTi continue
to flourish," said Biggert. "One important step in protecting economic growth
in the manufacturing industry is putting the brakes on looming tax hikes that
are scheduled to take place in January and would severely drain the
resources of two-thirds of manufacturers that file taxes at the individual
"As an employer of skilled workers and a manufacturer of high-tech
plastic sheet extrusion machinery, PTi plays a critical economic role in Aurora
and the state of Illinois," said William Carteaux, president and CEO of
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association. "I am pleased that SPI was
able to arrange Rep. Biggert's tour of the PTi facility. Plant tours are an
excellent way for lawmakers to see innovative technology and understand
first-hand how current public policy issues impact business."
About Processing Technologies International LLC
International LLC, based in Aurora, Ill., is a leading global manufacturer of
high-performance sheet extrusion machinery, serving more than 22countries.
Established in 1988, PTi produces and services single-screw extrusion equipment
for many end-use markets including packaging, construction, automotive, lawn
and garden, office products, signage and displays, and appliances. PTi's
extrusion systems are engineered to exacting standards and offer an exceptional
range of design features which result in superior equipment performance. More
information is available by calling (630) 585-5800 or visit www.ptiextruders.com.