Nordfab Quick-Fit Ducting in Polymer Manufacturing

QF Ducting in plastics manufacturing facilityExample Installation: Polymer Products Manufacturer

Industry: Polymer / Plastics

Application: Fume Control and Ventilation in Extrusion Blow Molding Process

Description of installation:

At a manufacturer of polymer drinkware and storage containers, the polymer extrusion blow molding process used generates fumes and heat, both of which need to be controlled in order to maintain employee comfort and machine efficiency. When the management team began assessing the need for a fume control and ventilation system for their 8,000 m2 facility, they considered that their growth plan would mean adding new machinery in the future.

After learning about Nordfab Quick-Fit® (QF) clip-together ducting and seeing how easy QF ductwork is to install and reconfigure as needed, they selected QF as the best solution for their ducting needs.

QF Ducting line installed in polymer products manufacturing facilityThe ability to install most of the ductwork with in-house staff was another factor in the selection of Quick-Fit. A local ventilation team installed a vent fan and the largest pieces of Quick-Fit ductwork (shown at right). The manufacturer’s in-house team of maintenance engineers installed the remaining ductwork. Installation was completed within a week.

The management team is happy that the installation was successful and that adding duct drops during future installations of equipment will be simple with Quick-Fit Ducting.

An additional benefit cited by the team — the ductwork will eventually need to be cleaned out to remove chemical buildup. Quick-Fit is easy to disassemble, clean and re-use.

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