Reducing downtime by using purging compound

To purge or not to purge, that is the question

Otto Appel, Chief editor

When it comes to packaging for food, pharmaceuticals, and personal and home care products, packaging manufacturers see frequent colour and material changes, especially for small lot sizes, as a necessary evil. Reducing downtime is the top priority. This involves not only optimising the production sequence with respect to colour and material changes, but also minimising machine downtime due to required cleaning.