ITS Creates Web Drying Division

International Thermal Systems LLC (ITS), an OEM that specializes in custom-engineered thermal processing and finishing systems, has formed a Web Drying Technology Group in Green Bay, Wis. The new division offers custom-engineered and manufactured convective air-drying systems for the paper, paperboard, converting and metals industries.

The addition of this group is a natural growth extension of the company's existing production capabilities. For more than 30 years, ITS's existing divisions, Custom Products Group, Finishing Systems Group, Battery Group and Metal Packaging Group, have served customers worldwide, providing systems for curing, drying, aging, heat setting, annealing, baking and other heating processes.

The Web Drying Group is under the direction of Jim Rennes, a 20-year veteran in process drying and thermal curing industries. Hank Wildenberg joins Jim as applications manager. With more than 25 years of experience, Hank is recognized as an industry expert in the drying and curing of coated and impregnated materials.