Plastic Super Saddles

Plastic Super SaddlesMACH Engineering offers a polymer version of the well-known Super INTALOX® product to complement our lineup of ceramic Super Saddles. Our plastic saddles feature a similar design, as well as an accessible price point and our exclusive material quality guarantee. Choose MACH Engineering plastic Super Saddles for a wide range of applications and processes — keep reading to learn more.

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Product Overview

MACH Engineering plastic Super Saddles feature a curved, saddle-like shape with a series of small openings in the arc surface and corrugations on the outer ridge. These openings promote the free passage of fluid, minimizing pressure drop. They also neatly solve the problem of nesting. Traditional saddles often nestle into one another once they settle to the bottom of a tank, reducing the surface area they are designed to provide. The scallops on Super Saddles inhibit this tendency to help the packing retain its high performance.

Our design differs slightly from INTALOX® plastic saddles — the MACH Engineering product permits enlarged voids between packing for increased capacity, lower pressure drop and better gas-liquid distribution. Overall, this is a highly versatile packing option and an excellent alternative to both INTALOX® plastic Super Saddles and our own Plastic Ring product.

Options and SpecificationsOptions and Specifications

plastic super saddle sizesOur plastic Super Saddles come in three sizes — 1″, 2″ and 3″. Larger saddles have a larger void fraction, lower weight, smaller geometric surface area and a smaller packing factor. Five material options are available:

  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • Corzan® (CPVC)
  • Kynar® (PVDF)
  • Teflon® (PFA)

More-dense plastics such as PVDF operate at higher temperatures, whereas less-dense PP and PE are better for low-temperature use. All offer exceptional corrosion resistance as well as resistance to many harsh solvents and other chemicals. Plastic saddle rings are lightweight and extremely durable, making them easy to load into and remove from a tower.

Nominal Size (IN) 1 (25 mm) 2 (50 mm) 3 (76mm)
Void Fraction (%) 91 94 95
Geometric Surface Area (ft2/ft3) 60 30 20
Weigth – PP (lb/ft3) 4.7 3.3 2.8
Packing Factor (1/ft) 33 21 16

Main Benefits

Compared to a Raschig ring, MACH Engineering plastic Super Saddles offer improved strength and better mass transfer performance. Other advantages of choosing this product include:

Higher liquid hold-up, for increased absorption efficiency with slow chemical reactions.
Excellent versatility, with less sensitivity to liquid and vapor distribution than a ceramic alternative.
Affordable pricing, with multiple sizes and material options that allow for use in a range of chemical and industrial processes.

Compared to plastic INTALOX® saddles, plastic Super Saddles also offer the benefit of higher capacity and lower pressure drop and improved gas-liquid distribution.

See the difference for yourself by purchasing MACH Engineering plastic saddle rings today.


Use MACH Engineering plastic Super Saddles for:

Desulfurization and decarbonization.
Sulphuric acid production.
Pulp and paper processing using bleach plant absorbers.
General absorption, extraction and heat transfer.
Various applications involving drying, scrubbing and stripping towers.

While a ceramic saddle would be ideal for use in extremely high temperatures, a plastic Super Saddle is optimal for use in applications involving corrosive surfaces.

Contact MACH Engineering for information about whether or not plastic Super Saddles are right for your application. Drawing from our extensive engineering expertise, we can run a variety of process simulations to help you make an informed decision.

Why MACH Engineering?

MACH Engineering offers unparalleled material quality and a one-on-one approach to service that promotes the mutual success of our business and our customers. We specialize almost exclusively in tower packing and related products — drawing from our in-depth industry expertise, we are well-positioned to help our clients solve the unique or complicated challenges that are impacting their productivity.

To request a quote for plastic Super Saddle rings or learn more about any of our products, contact us to get in touch today.

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