Plastics processing plants requiring an integrated system of equipment for drying, conveying, blending, temperature control and process cooling can select a single source following an alliance between Novatec Inc., Baltimore, Md., and Advantage Engineering Inc., Greenwood, Ind.

The two companies, whose combined product ranges reportedly account for about 70 percent of the total auxiliary equipment investment for most processing operations, formed the Auxiliary Systems Group (ASG) alliance in early 2007. The two companies have released a brochure describing the equipment configurations and control options available from the founding companies through the ASG, which provides complete project management from system design through installation. To obtain a copy, call (866) 252-6370.