Gravity Strainers: A Popular Choice For High-End Plastic Applications
Recently, a trend has developed in the European and Middle-Eastern market for high-end (polyethylene and polypropylene) plastic manufacturing. Processing these high-quality plastics requires critical specifications to prevent polyester contamination throughout the manufacturing processes.
The Kadant gravity strainer has proven to be a popular choice across an array of fibrous material applications and has been successful at meeting the critical demands related to the processing of these high-end plastics.
Liam Baldwin, water project waste manager at Kadant UK explains, “To comply with these stringent regulations, Kadant developed a stainless steel woven filtration media for its gravity strainer to mitigate any possible cross-contamination with polyester fiber along with creating a special finishing on the pipe work.”
This unique and versatile gravity strainer is not exclusive to the specialized plastics market, it can be applied to any fibrous material application that requires the removal of suspended particulates. The gravity strainer technology allows for a high flow rate capacity due to its surface area of the strainer, which optimizes productivity and minimizes downtime. Its patented slip-on media design allows for screen changes to be done in less than 15 minutes and the limited number of moving components reduces maintenance costs which maintain attractive ROI’s.
Watch for future blog posts to learn more about how the gravity strainer is a popular choice for demanding applications.