Manufacturers Chemicals Installs Second Nauta Blender At Dalton Facility

Manufacturers Chemicals LLC, Cleveland, Tenn., a division of Spartanburg-based Synalloy Corp. — has
expanded its Dalton, Ga., operation with the addition of a Nauta Conical Blender from Taiwan-based
Nauta. According to Manufacturers Chemicals Director Mike Junkins, the machine replaces
conventional ribbon blenders and rapidly blends materials with exceptional uniformity. It is a
highly efficient system, as it can be cleaned and dried between batches in less than 30 minutes,
Junkins reports.

“We installed our first Nauta Blender last year and we have been astonished at the dramatic
improvements in quality coupled with exponential increases in productivity and labor cost
reductions,” said Chuck Steig, president, Manufacturers Chemicals. “With the return we have seen on
our first Nauta the decision to add the second was easy even in a difficult economy.” He added that
going forward, the company will handle all color-blending using the Nauta blenders.

September/October 2011