Tallpack line for cohesive mineral powder
- Created: Monday, 17 September 2018 09:29
Tallpack International recently realised a complete packaging line- which is used for very light, cohesive and immobile mineral powder- for the Russian Mining Chemical Company. The line includes a bagging machine, a bag flattener and press, a robotic palletizer and a pallet wrapper.
The mining company processes the mineral Brucite into very fine mineral powders. This mineral powder is then, for example, used in the agricultural sector to deacidify soil. The mineral powder is packed into big bags in the company's first factory, which was constructed in 2011. However, the market then expanded into other sectors that use the mineral powder in smaller quantities and in much finer varieties (used as product for water purification, but also as flame retardant in plastics and as raw material for composites.) This resulted in a second factory being constructed, where mineral powder is no longer packaged in big bags, but in valve bags (20 and 25 kg). The increase in sales possibilities then justified constructing a third production facility in Vyazma, which is around 200 kilometres to the west of Moscow. RMCC wanted suitable technology for this factory, whereby mineral powder would no longer be packaged in valve bags, but in bags based on the FFS principle (Form Fill Seal).