Berry Global, Statesville, has ordered 2 (two) Power Cleaner systems to ProJet. The orders were received in the first week of November. The value of the orders will not be disclosed. Delivery is scheduled to take place in Q1 of 2023 with a start-up in 2023 as well.
Berry Global already has a total of 16 ProJet Cleaners running worldwide and has now decided on 2 more ProJet Belt Cleaners for their lines in Statesville, NC, USA. The lines have a width of 4.6 meters and operate at a speed of up to 1,000m/min. ProJet’s Power Cleaner assures non-stop production without the need for stopping the line for belt changes or manual cleaning of the belt. As always, the newest system is equipped with a Water Heater that heats up the pressurized water to 100oC, so the cleaning is done with high-pressure steam
The lines use a spunmelt extrusion process. Both Spunbond and Meltblown are known to create contamination issues on the conveyor belt (also known as spinbelt), each process has its specific characteristics and belt contamination issues. Belt contamination reduces runnability of the production line and therefore the output of face-mask material of the whole plant. ProJet’s Power Cleaner runs 24 hours per day, using high-pressure water that is heated to 100 degrees Celsius (steam), vacuum systems, compressed air, and rotating brushes to keep the spinbelt clean. A clean spinbelt guarantees a high-quality sheet and the longest lifetime of the belt