Plastics

Centrifugal Compressors for the Plastics Industry

Industry Requirements

Plastics manufacturers require a reliable and clean air supply to keep up with the growing demand.

Plastics are used in almost every facet of modern life and due to high demand, plastics manufacturers are challenged to keep their operations running 24/7 while minimizing costs. Since vast majorities of plastic products are used in applications that require clean, high-quality materials, such as the medical or food processing industries, the compressed air used to produce these materials must be clean and reliable.

Industry Solution

Oil-free compressed air allows plastics manufacturers to maintain high-quality standards and minimize operational spending.

Compressed air comes into direct contact with many plastics manufacturing applications. To ensure the finished product maintains the high-quality standard the customer requires, FS-Elliott offers plastics manufacturers the Polaris+ compressor series, which provides ISO 8573-1 Class 0 oil-free air. A robust compressor design paired with low lifecycle operating costs ensures plastics manufacturers receive a reliable and cost-effective compressed air supply.

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Plastic Manufacturing Applications

Products for the Plastics Industry


  • P300+

    20 60 m3/min
    900 2,090 ICFM

  • P400+

    40 100 m3/min
    1,600 3,350 ICFM

  • P500+

    70 130 m3/min
    2,600 4,500 ICFM

  • P600+

    110 180 m3/min
    4,000 6,500 ICFM

  • P700+

    170 330 m3/min
    6,000 11,500 ICFM

Case Study: Molded Plastics Plant Saves Over $103K


  1. Manufacturing Challenge

    An increase in production at a molded plastics plant required a supplement to their existing air capacity.

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  2. Investigation

    To meet air demands the customer was looking to add an additional rotary screw compressor to their operation.

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  3. Solution

     The customer replaced eight rotary screw compressors with one centrifugal compressor, introducing oil-free air into their packaging process.

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  4. Results

    Customer saved over $75,000 in maintenance and $28,000 in energy savings.

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An increase in production at a molded plastics plant required a supplement to their existing air capacity.

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