Soluble polymer film used for packaging that “melts” away during use is tricky to produce. Temperature control is paramount for a reliable product, which has a multitude of purposes in packaging or as a sealer. Some uses include:
- Wrapping for individual packets of laundry detergent, in which the completely biodegradable film dissolves in water.
- Medical containers, medical waste and other medical uses.
- Form-release film.
Because the film is considered a high-value product, the process was completely controlled by PLC setpoint recipes, and required subsystems such as a combustion system had to be reliable and responsive to instant process demands. Quality control for the finished product was of the highest importance to the customer, according to Eclipse.
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