Planning & Mix Preparation...
Our computerised planning and scheduling system is key to our ability to handle a wide variety of mixes quickly and efficiently. Once an order is received, and stocks checked, the necessary weighing, mixing and finishing processes are scheduled and displayed on our production office screens so that order progress is visible to all.
Careful ingredient preparation is essential for a high quality mix; the weighments control system delivers full lot traceability, and enables time between weighing and production to be minimised (thus reducing the scope for contamination or error) . It also ensures that relevant health and safety information is available to operators at the point of use.
Pre-warming facilities are available for polymers, to improve mixing consistency, and all polythene wrapping is removed before mixing.
Carbon black storage uses a hopper and bin system for each grade; there is no common pipework which could produce cross contamination.
Small chemicals are stored in temperature controlled cabinets to eliminate problems with moisture pick-up.
All stock items are dated and re-checked as required to ensure compliance to specification.