A major confectionery manufacturer was experiencing problems with gaskets in the pipe work of their production-line.
The opportunity and challenge: A resilient seal to reduce downtime
During production seals were splitting in pipes that carried cocoa powder to specific food mixers; this was causing the cocoa powder to escape and resulted in significant production downtime for the manufacturer. We arranged to visit the client and their chief engineer demonstrated to us the problem first-hand. While on site, we took samples and measurements of the problematic gaskets.
The solution: kSil™ neutraSil™
We determined neutraSil™ to be the most suitable of our products to address the leaking seal issues faced by our client.
The client was particularly impressed that neutraSil™ would not only solve the problem but additionally, offer the benefits of anti-microbial defence. Prototypes of neutraSil™ gaskets were produced for approval and testing. After a four-week trial of the prototype gaskets, a follow up visit to assess performance was arranged. It was found that no leaks had occurred throughout the duration of the trial. In response to the positive results, the gasket was approved and orders were promptly placed by the client to replace all existing seals on the product lines with new neutraSil™ gaskets.
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