Flint Group – a major producer of color to the printing and packaging industry, has invested in a complete powder handling facility for titanium dioxide. The titanium dioxide is used as an ingredient in paint recipes, mainly directed to the packaging industry.
According to the production manager Michael Borg, the equipment from IBC has changed their handling of the powder. In the past, manual handling, ie operators had to open and empty large amounts of small bags into the mixing tank. This resulted in a cumbersome job and powder contaminated the staff, equipment and premises, which neither promoted an ergonomic nor a healthy working environment.
After discussions and meetings with Flint Group, IBC presented a complete proposal containing an aero mechanical conveyor, a hygienic/dust free big bag discharger, a small bag discharger and a screw conveyor. All controlled from a control cabinet which was included in the delivery.