Nappies, tampons, tissues and similar hygiene products come into direct contact with people’s bodies. Contaminants, especially pieces of metal, can result in injury. In turn, manufacturers face the risk of recalls, claims for damages and a tarnished reputation. We have the right detection systems to minimise these risks.
Consumer protection has the highest priority with regard to items that come into direct bodily contact, such as nappies, liners and cotton wool pads. Metallic contaminants can result in injury, product recalls and claims for damages, not to mention harm a brand’s image. The use of metal detectors is therefore key to assuring product quality.
The most frequent contaminants in hygiene products are pieces of metal. They can come from various sources:
Usually for quality assurance of outgoing goods. Our metal detectors check the already packaged products for such items as the following:
The Whitepaper explores the challenges that
metal contamination poses to compounding and masterbatch production and
considers the key features that metal separators must have to provide an
The plastics industry is under pressure. Between climate change, excessive consumption of finite resources, and vast amounts of plastic waste in the world’s oceans, plastics are coming to be seen in a different light by politicians, businesses, and consumers alike. Read in our e-book about the most important factors of a functioning circular economy, especially which challenges and opportunities exist for recyclers and plastics processors.
Separately purchased recyclate often contains various different polymers as well as metal contaminants such as aluminum, brass, and stainless steel. Learn in our Case Study how Sitraplas has solved this problem.
SITRAPLAS GmbH is a producer of high-performance engineering plastic compounds. Unplanned downtime is a nightmare for every company, but especially for continuous production facilities. When metal separators are networked with plastic processing machines, the flow of information between machines can be monitored.
To avoid any metal in the powder, CIPSA wanted to inspect the PVC compounds before they enter the pelletizer. This was to protect the extruder screw from damage and avoid expensive production stops.
While processing virgin glass-filled material together with regrind, the same problem was coming up up over and over again. Metal inclusions were clogging the hot runners of the molds, leading to as many as 10 emergency stops and 2 to 3 costly repairs per month. After careful consideration of the production environment and manufacturing specifications, the metal detection system PROTECTOR 40 was installed along with the magnet system SAFEMAG at the feed hopper of the injection molding machine.
Plate type metal detector for installation in conveyor belts and material chutes
Splitable metal detector for installation on conveyor belts and material chutes
Flächen-Metalldetektor zum Einbau in Förderbänder und Materialrutschen
Metall-Detektionssystem für Förderbandanwendungen
Conveyor based Metal detection systems
Kompaktes Metall-Detektionssystem mit Förderband zur Untersuchung von Stückgütern
Analyzing system for the plastics industry