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Dust Reduction (Powdercoating)


PT Jotun Powder Coatings, Indonesia is a leading supplier of powder coatings to companies in the appliance, furniture, building components and other general manufacturing industries.  The paint pigment dust was causing a considerable health hazard to their workers.  Installing BFM® fittings to their production area has completely eliminated dust in the factory, and downtime has also been drastically reduced.

Leaking connectors wrapped in plastic at powdercoater before BFM


The Challenge

The flexible connectors linking into and out of the large sifter were canvas fastened with standard hose-clips. These did not provide an airtight seal and potentially hazardous pigment dust was constitently leaking into the environment, posing a real health risk for staff.
The existing connectors were extremely cumbersome and messy to refit and workers regularly resorted to wrapping the bottom with plastic to try and improve the seal.

BFM fitting completely eliminated powder leakage at PT Jotun


The Solution

The paint pigment dust is extremely fine (like cement) and is notoriously difficult to contain. Since installing BFM® Seeflex 040E connectors in both locations, the system is now completely sealed and there is no longer any powder leaking into the factory environment. 
The areas surrounding the sifter are now clear of dust creating a much cleaner, healthier environment for the workers. Downtime for replacement and plant maintenance has also reduced significantly.

The Benefits

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Health & Safety

The cleaner environment and air creates a much safer environment for the factory staff.
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The surrounding areas and air around the sifter has been cleared, leaving a more hygienic and tidier factory.
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The simplicity of fitting has considerably reduced replacement downtime.
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The simple snap-fit of the BFM® fitting only requires one person and is much simpler than the fiddly hose-clip and canvas.

The 100% seal of the BFM® has impressed PT Jotun Indonesia so much that they have recommended them to other plants in their organisation.

Case Study provided courtesy of BFM® Distributor RAP Engineers, Singapore

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