The silos offer a space-saving storage solution
Genesis Process Solutions will be exhibiting a flexible silo on its stand at Interplas this year to demonstrate the space-saving storage alternative it can provide to the plastics industry.
The silos, which are available in sizes up to 50 tonnes, provide advantages over storage systems such as octabins and FIBC’s according to the company, as they are designed not only for internal use, therefore eliminating the need for planning permission, but can also be manufactured specifically to fit into the space available.
Genesis will exhibit the silo along with Brabender feeders, as well as some new products. “Talk at the moment seems to be about reducing waste, losses and manpower so the advantage of having smaller silos (daybins) instead of multiple FIBCs, octabins and 25kg sacks is a huge benefit of the silos,” Phil Cameron, Sales Director at Genesis Process Solutions, said.
He added: “We had a really successful time at the last Interplas at a time, when the talk was more about recession than business. With a stronger economy we are hoping for an even better show this year.”
A fellow exhibitor that is aware of the benefits of the silos is Suffolk-based Broadway Colours, who recently took delivery of two 6.5 tonne flexible silos from Genesis.
The company, which supplies the plastics industry with polymer specific masterbatch and rotational moulding powders, uses the silos for storing LLDPE compounded pellet prior to it being ground to a very fine and specific powder.
Nick Barber, Operations Director at Broadway Colours, commented: “When we started to produce rotational moulding powders in 2012 we knew that flexible silos would meet our demanding production schedule without the problems associated with traditional silos. We are so impressed with them that we will soon be looking to add a further four larger silos from Genesis when we move to our new custom built site in the summer.’’
Genesis Process Solutions – Stand E28