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Steve Maguire with 50K MicroBlender

Maguire Plans a Year of Special Events to Celebrate the Sales Milestone of an Auxiliary Equipment Innovation that Revolutionized Plastics Material Handling

SINGAPORE, March 9, 2016: Maguire Products, Inc. is on course to ship the 50,000th Maguire® gravimetric blender in coming months and will inaugurate a year-long celebration of this plastics-industry milestone at Chinaplas 2016 (Booth E7K21)

On exhibit at the Maguire booth will a unique copper-plated version of the company’s widely used MicroBlender™, the smallest model in the Maguire blender range. In following months, this celebratory blender will be on display at local events around the world as the company’s agents and their customers mark the milestone sale.

“The Maguire blender is the world’s most widely used gravimetric blender, employed in every type of molding, extrusion, and compounding process and in markets ranging from automotive to wire and cable,” said Hubert Nerlich, managing director of Maguire Products Asia Pte Ltd. “When Maguire president and chief designer Steve Maguire developed the first gravimetric batch blender in 1989, he revolutionized the way raw materials are metered into the plastics processing machine.”

A gravimetric batch blender sequentially dispenses each batch ingredient in its target proportion into a weigh chamber; then, by monitoring each gain in weight of a batch, the blender control makes adjustments to subsequent batches to maintain accuracy and control raw material consumption. The Maguire system holds batch accuracy to within +/- 0.1%, according to Frank Kavanagh, vice president of sales for Maguire Products, Inc.

“The Maguire gravimetric batch blender was the first affordable and easy to operate system for precisely controlling the composition of a raw material blend,” said Mr. Kavanagh. “Throughout the industry it has generated substantial savings in material costs and increases in product quality. In combination with control systems and software developed by Maguire, the blender has also made advanced capabilities readily accessible to a wide range of processors, including lot-to-lot accountability and documentation, extrusion yield control, and factory automation.”

This combination of ease of use and powerful capabilities is reflected in a new logo tagline that Maguire is introducing: “Intelligent Simplicity.” Also new is a “50K” icon that will appear on Maguire communications throughout this celebratory year.

A Twitter feed following the progress of Maguire activities marking the 50K milestone is posted at #50kblenders.


MAGUIRE PRODUCTS, INC., headquartered in Aston, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., is the world’s largest supplier of gravimetric blenders, liquid color pumps, and vacuum dryers and also manufactures loading systems, auger feeders, granulators and related equipment and software. Its customers include injection, blow, and rotational molders, extrusion processors, and compounders. Founded in 1977, Maguire operates six manufacturing facilities in Aston. The company maintains a network of distributors in the Americas and overseas and has three sales and service subsidiaries that stock, sell, and service auxiliary equipment systems from Maguire and its affiliate, Novatec, Inc.: Maguire Canada, Maguire Europe, and Maguire Asia. Visit

Maguire Products, Inc., 11 Crozerville Road, Aston, PA 19014 USA. Tel: 1-610-459-4300. Maguire Canada, 299 Basaltic Road, Unit 1, Vaughan, Ontario L4K 4W8. Tel: 905-879-1100. Maguire Europe, Vanguard, Tame Park, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77 5DY United Kingdom. Tel: 44-1827-265-850. Maguire Europe (Italy), Maguire Italia SRL, Padova, Italy. Tel: 39-049-970-5429. Maguire Asia, Maguire Products Asia Pte Ltd., 15 Changi North Street 1, #01-15, I-Lofts, Singapore 498765. Tel: 65-6848-7117. Maguire Asia (China), Maguire Products Asia Co. Ltd., 7C-02 Majesty Building, 138 Pu Dong Avenue, Shanghai 200120 China. Tel: 86-21-588-23410.