Pelletron, founded in 1987, invented the DeDuster® and is the global leading supplier for dust removal systems for plastics processors and plastics manufacturers. Besides the plastics industry, the dedusting technology is also used in the food, mineral and recycling industries. In 2003, the company began to expand into the pneumatic conveying field and developed a new pressure conveying process, tradenamed pellcon3®. Pelletron has a wide range of pneumatic conveying components such as rotary valves, diverter valves and shut-off valves, specially designed for conveying of pellets and powders. The Pellbow®, a special pipe elbow, another Pelletron invention, is used in the plastics industry to prevent dust and streamers in the conveying process. In 2010, pelletroneurope GmbH was established in Bodnegg, Germany, to better address the needs of the European and Middle East markets. Pelletron has a global network of representatives with locations in Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, India, Mexico and Brazil.