Chemical mixing tanks are an integral part of a wide range of industries. Just to give you a few examples, industrial bakeries use them to blend raw food ingredients to perfection.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers mix raw materials for medicines and cosmetics in these specialised tanks.
These tanks are also used in the mining industry for mineral processing. And of course, they are used extensively in the construction industry.
Now, one such company has been encountering challenges with the chemical mixing tanks they were using and Product Release was on hand to provide a solution.
Read on to find out what kind of challenges they faced, and how a simple solution in the form of a non-stick coating helped them reach their goals.
Challenges with Chemical Mixing Tanks
It’s a known fact that chemicals react with each other, but also with the containers in which they are stored and mixed and any material they come in contact with varying degrees.
Monitoring these reactions becomes even more vital when handling hazardous chemicals that have to be mixed.
Therefore, it is important to choose the right material when purchasing chemical mixing tanks so that the container itself does not suffer from a lot of corrosion. This was exactly the kind of challenge that our customer was facing.
As you can imagine, corrosive chemicals shortened the lifespan of mixing tanks, which resulted in frequent replacement of the tanks. Which of course, can lead to costs and an impact on production and revenue.
How Non Sticks Coatings Help
When the customer approached us, we discussed a simple, quick, and cost-effective solution. We coated the chemical mixing tanks with our custom PR245 Green which is an FEP coating (fluorinated ethylene propylene).
This provides a smooth, non-porous film with excellent abrasion resistance, and because the coating is non-porous, its chemical resistance is superb. (See Below)
Non-stick coatings are commonly used to line tanks made of plastic, fiberglass, or PVC, all of which are prone to wear and tear when exposed to harsh chemicals.
Another advantage is that this material is non-reactive and insoluble. Because of this characteristic, industries using such tanks can be assured that the final product that they are manufacturing will not have any contamination.
Also, it makes the surface scratch-resistant and wear-resistant, which means, replacement of such tanks will be few and far between.
Safe Mixing Tanks for All Industries
Industries such as mining, metal fabrication, petroleum processing, and countless more, deal with extremely reactive chemicals.
This means that we must ensure that safety standards and the correct coating used on chemical mixing tanks to cut down on operational and raw material costs.
Thankfully, all of these goals can be reached with zero contamination, and consumers can rest assured that the final products that they are buying from the market (such as medicines, or cosmetics, or even food) are free from any toxicity and are safe to consume.
As we are giving the companies peace of mind they are doing their upmost with cost savings because of the reduced need for replacement of certain parts or the entire set of mixing tanks.
If you would like to know more about how Product Release could help your industry, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experts, who can discuss your problem and recommend an innovative solution that will not only help you now but will minimise future damage or repairs, giving you peace of mind.