Significantly reduced material costs
As a special highlight for the modular extension of the TARDOSIL plants, Tartler now also offers the TAVA F degassing station from the range of SOMATA, a subsidiary of the TARTLER GROUP. This vacuum-based system enables silicone, adhesive and gelcoat processors to carry out the necessary filling and transfer processes around the TARDOSIL in an extremely resource-saving, waste-free and cost-reducing manner. Especially in plants where larger quantities of high- and low-viscosity fluids are processed, the TAVA F leads to a considerable reduction in material costs and a significant improvement in the life cycle assessment of the processing operations. The key reason: Thanks to the degassing station, significant quantities of pure material residues from opened barrels, from test runs or from the set-up phase no longer have to be rejected and disposed of, but can be reused.
On the basis of numerous practical analyses, Tartler engineers were able to document that even when barrels are properly emptied, considerable residual quantities still remain in the plastic inliner or in the barrel – clearly visible after each barrel change in the metering and mixing system. In addition, in many places there are several kilograms of as-new material from the quality control of the mixing ratios as well as other “waste” from flushing, surpluses and ancillary work. However, due to the numerous air chambers and bubbles, including moisture, that form in the material when these residual quantities are transferred and filled into the usual barrels, it is not yet possible to return the residual material to production. This is because the entry of the disturbing moisture into the pump of the dosing and mixing plant during the removal, conveying and dosing of the material would massively impede further processing. With the usual consequences: process interruptions, repeated purging of the complete system, considerable material losses and additional costs because prefabricated components might have to be replaced and upstream processes cleaned at great expense.