Ancillary equipment supplier, TH Plastics, has won a contract to deliver a new Moretto material handling system for global packaging company, Kobusch.
The Hadfield-based company says it was selected to provide the system for Kobusch’s Stanley site in County Durham due to its experience in delivering fully integrated solutions for a variety of organisations within the plastics industry.
Specialising in co-extrusion and thermoforming for rigid packaging for the food industry, Kobusch required a system encompassing a blender that could effectively handle two tons of regrind flake per hour. TH Plastics worked with Moretto to identify a tailor-made solution for Kobusch, which included one of the largest batch blenders sold in Europe - the DGM1000, special flake loaders designed to work with difficult to flow regrind flake, a Eureka Drying System for the virgin PET and a supervisory system to monitor all the equipment.
Crawford Fleming, Project Manager at Kobusch commented: “We selected TH Plastics as they were able to offer us a fit-for-purpose and cost-effective solution that was tailored to meet our specific requirements. “The systems work seamlessly together and we’ve been able to achieve optimum levels of over three tons of flake material per hour, which we’re extremely pleased with.”
Lee Thomas, Managing Director at TH Plastics added: “It was clear to us that Kobusch required a solution that was designed around its needs as a global packaging company that provided its customers with a wide array of technological platforms and service to deliver real value.
“We drew on our own experience and that of Moretto to not only design a complete solution that was fit for purpose, but to install one that could also deliver a reduction in energy usage and time-saving benefits in the long-term.”