Conair partners to sell, service Doteco blenders and air rings

June 15, 2023
The move by both Piovan brands will expand the Italian firm's blown film and fiber offerings in North America.

By PMM Staff

Conair Group is expanding its offerings for blown film and fiber customers by selling and servicing Doteco brand blenders and air rings.

Conair, based in Cranberry Township, Pa., and Doteco SpA, based in San Martino Spino, Italy, are owned by the Piovan Group. The new partnership is expected to expand the sales of Doteco products in North America, according to a press release from Conair. Piovan bought Conair in 2021 and Doteco in 2019.

Conair is launching sales of Blendo Adroit and Grado Adroit blenders and the Vento air ring under a new brand: Conair by Doteco.

Doteco, established in 1994, concentrates on developing equipment for extrusion processing, Alan Landers, Conair’s general manager for Doteco Inc., said.

“In the fiber segment, where thread color, texture and consistency are critically important, Doteco’s continuous loss-in-weight blenders, including the Blendo Adroit, rank high in a very competitive field for auxiliary equipment due to their reliability, dosing and mixing accuracy, and ease of use,” Landers said.

Doteco’s blenders also have introduced innovations in the blown film market, he said.

“Doteco was the first company to develop a batch blender that could mix and weigh in a single hopper,” Landers said. “Combining that compact hopper with an extremely precise, reliable dosing valve created a loss-in-weight batch blender — now the Grado Adroit — that is much shorter and easier to mount in the confines of a film extruder and tower. That innovation enabled Doteco to develop strong relationships with extruder manufacturers that have helped make it the top blender for blown film, especially multi-layer films.”

Conair also is selling the new Vento profile gauge-control system for film extrusion with models sized for film dies from 5.9 inches to 35.4 inches. The design combines film cooling and gauge control. A single air inlet provides a consistent inflow of air, divided into three radial flows that shape the molten film bubble. A servo-controlled motor uses real-time gauge measurements to direct precise changes in airflow around the circumference of the film bubble to ensure thickness consistency, according to Conair.

“We want people to know that there are two strong organizations delivering these products: Conair, which is leveraging its North American sales and service organization, and Doteco, which is providing specialty products respected for great design and a strong reputation in key specialty markets,” Landers said.

The Conair Group sells auxiliary equipment to plastics processors around the world and services that equipment. It offers more than 450 individual products including resin drying systems, blenders, feeders and material conveying systems, temperature control units and granulators. Extrusion products include line-control systems, film and sheet scrap-reclaim systems, and downstream equipment for pipe and profile extrusion.


Conair Group, Cranberry Township, Pa., 724-584-5500,   

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