April 29, 2011

Meeting organized by the Office of Secretary of State, GA Division of US Department of Commerce in conjunction of EU Parliament to discuss various business models of companies working with hi-efficiency energy technologies and its adaptability to both US and EU markets took place in Atlanta on April 24. Heat Technologies Inc, was one of the companies invited to participate in discussions and exchange experiences. HTI was invited because of several sales of its highly, energy efficient Spectra HE™ Ultra Drying Systems to an EU based flexographic press manufacturer. In the photo, Gene Plavnik, HTI's president, is discussing energy efficient technologies with Mrs. Isabelle Furrant, VP of EU Parliament and a passionate advocate of green technologies.

April 15, 2011

e-FlexoGlobal, a leading international publication for the converting industry, has recently published an article about HTI and its Spectra HE™ Ultra Drying Equipment. The article discusses the genesis for the technology and provides summary information for our installations. HTI's technology and equipment offers improvements in operation, such as increased production and energy savings. The article can be viewed and read online by clicking here or if you would like download the PDF please click here.

March 2, 2011

HTI has sold a three zone Spectra HE™ Ultra Drying System that will be used for various adhesive and coating applications. The dryer will be equipped with zone temperature control, continuous control of process air, as well as the ability to operate sufficiently on various loads. HTI’s proprietary control system will allow the customer to use the drying system on various types of coatings and adhesives with minimum operator/manual inputs. In addition, the dryer has been designed for ease of operation and maintenance. This sale was the result of trials performed at HTI’s facility in Atlanta.

January 17, 2011

HTI has started fabrication of a custom designed, mobile, Spectra HE™ Ultra Drying System. This system has 20" active web width and will be equipped with four (4) turbo slots. It will be able to dry about 7g/m2 wet weight (4.3 lb/ream or 260-300 LPI - 5-6 BCM anilox roll), 30% solids of water based inks, adhesives or coating at 750 - 1000 ft/min. This system also will be compatible with some heating applications. The system will be available on a daily basis or on a long term lease basis at a customer premise by the middle of February 2011.

December 30, 2010

HTI has manufactured and shipped a fully automated, stand-alone, Spectra HE™ Ultra Drying System for a 26" wide converting press. The unit is compact - outside dimensions 30" W X 11" L X 8" H. The dryer section will be will used to increase throughput of semi-rigid food containers.

November 29, 2010

A prospective customer completed a comprehensive test program using the HTI test system. This initial evaluation has enabled the customer to understand the benefits of the technology and the interaction with specific formulations. Negotiations are under way for the purchase of a larger system.

October 6, 2010

In order to work more effectively and efficiently with customers a pilot scale, test system is available. This system is positioned over a web/conveyor that can be used for initial trials. The test system is designed to give potential customer's an understanding of the effectiveness of the technology when drying specific customer formulations. The test system while small (18" active width and 1 turbo slot) is representative of the capabilities of our larger systems. Test speeds are limited to 200 feet a minute using a conveyor or 400 feet per minute on the web. Using the test results it is possible to determine the effect of using additional turbo nozzles to achieve higher throughput or dry heavier coatings. The temperature can be varied from 150o to 300o F. The system is located in Atlanta, Georgia. There is a daily charge for using the trial system. An HTI person will be on site to assist with set up and operation of the equipment.