The company’s new bespoke, state-of-the-art ‘talc coating machine’ will greatly reduce the amount of talcum powder used in the production of kSil™ solid silicone sheeting.
Talcum powder is necessary because it provides a non-stick surface to the finished silicone.
Before installing the machine, talc was applied manually by hand to provide a non-stick surface to the finished silicone.
Applying the talc by hand resulted in a significant amount of waste being produced and, despite efforts by workers, an even spread of talc was not always achieved.
“When sold on to converters and gasket cutters, less talc on the silicone means less talc getting into machinery and around the facilities.
“In-house, we have seen the air quality improve because less dust, caused by the talc is being created, making the factory much cleaner.”
The new machine will allow Silicone Engineering to produce a better quality, cleaner finish to our solid silicone sheeting.
It also enables Silicone Engineering to give a uniformed finish to the sheeting across a 1.8m wide surface.
The company is always looking for new ways to improve production processes and pass on the benefits to customers to exceed their expectations.