A Smurfit Kappa factoryin West Sussex uses Geberit Mapress to transport liquid glue.
Smurfit Kappa, the leading global packaging manufacturer, supplies a range of cardboard-based products, including packaging for the retail, food, postal and industrial sectors. Its factory in Fishersgate required new piping to transport liquid glue (a galvanised starch line), used to bond corrugated cardboard together; Smurfit Kappa’s primary product.
The replacement galvanised starch line needed air driven pumps, tappings and the ability to be cleaned with warm water after production so it remains functional. GRS Mechanical removed the majority of the existing 2” galvanised steel pipework, which had become clogged with glue, replacing it with 54mm Geberit Mapress Stainless Steel.
Geberit Mapress was chosen due to its ease of installation and the fact no hot works are required in its fitting; essential in a highly flammable cardboard factory. Geberit Mapress can also be demounted and is light to install, achieving a neat installation. Stainless steel is strong and unaffected by the glue, with FKM seal rings ensuring exceptional leak protection.
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