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This content was submitted directly to this Web site by the supplier.White Paper | March 31, 2010
New dry lubrication technology for conveyors reduces water consumption, improves line efficiency
White paper from Hartness explains financial and environmental benefits of non-aqueous dry-lubrication technology vs. soap-and-water lubrication. Personal care packaging lines especially can increase line efficiency and prolong conveyor life.
By using non-aqueous dry conveyor lubrication instead of traditional soap and water lubrication, packaging companies can achieve greater packaging line efficiency and eliminate substantial water consumption. Since the cost of buying, shipping, handling, and storing soap as well as process effluent disposal are eradicated, there are additional environmental and economic benefits.
Demand for alternatives
Conveyor lubrication is typically required in order to minimize the pressure between containers and enable packaging lines to run most efficiently. With soap and water lubrication, lines for some beverage products, which run three shifts, use as much as 250,000 gallons of water a year.Download white paper