The self-cleaning filter has added significantly to our bottom line and helped us toward our goal of continuous improvement. Manufacturers with continuous processes, especially those with high amounts of oversize or contaminant, could benefit even more.
Rick Baker, Director of Engineering, Henry Company
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Plastisols and Russell Finex Ltd.
For many years, Russell Finex have been solving challenging filtration problems in the plastisol industry. By devoting our time, effort and resources to forming partnerships with our customers, we have gained a deep understanding of the plastisol market and its challenges.
Whether you are a producer of plastisols intended for the automotive market, for flooring, wall coatings, roof coatings or for adhesives or additives, we can help improve your product quality.
Filtering plastisol after mixing
Plastisols generally undergo high shear mixing to help bind together the different compounds. However, even after undergoing this process, there often remains oversize lumps of glass fiber. If not removed, this severely affects the quality of the finished product, resulting in lumpy, uneven coatings. The Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter can accurately remove such oversize particles, resulting in significantly improved product quality.
Filtering plastisol before a coating head
Another problem that undispersed, agglomerated powder in plastisol can cause is breaking the 'curtain' of liquid which passes over the coating head. These breaks can accrue costs due to wasted finished product and increased downtime for cleaning. To solve this problem, a Russell Eco Filter will remove oversize particles prior to the coating head, ensuring the feed plastisol is clean, smooth and free from contamination when it passes over the coating blade. This will reduce wasted product and virtually eliminate cleaning costs.
Check-screening raw ingredients
Raw ingredients like polyester and glass fiber can also benefit from check screening before they are mixed together to produce plastisol. This will reduce the volume of lumps and beads, and facilitate the mixing stage.
Recommended product: Compact Sieve
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