Barton Fabrications has installed eighth silo at Plastipak Packaging’s plant in Gresford,UK, as part of the latter’s £10m project to upgrade its preform manufacturing platform.
Barton Fabrications, which has its forte in designing, manufacturing and installing silo for plastics and food sectors, has put in place the 100t PET granule storage vessel at the plant.
All vessels supplied at the facility are utilized towards storing PET granules that are moulded on-site to preform drinks bottles.
PET is said to cause noise and damage silos while they are discharged before molding due to its high bulk density and unusual flow.
To address such problems, all the storage silos have been equipped with Barton anti-honking rings.
Plastipak plant engineering manager Dave Harris said: "The site investment is one of the largest at the Gresford plant since PET preform production commenced here just over 30 years ago and confirms our position as the largest preform manufacturing plant in Europe.
"Regarding the choice of vessels, Barton Fabrications have been the sole silo supplier on this site for more than 10 years and I am very happy with the company.
"The latest silos were supplied on a very short lead-time and all installations have been completed on time and with no problems."