Case Study

Pneumatic Conveyor Provides Competitive Edge For New Bio Based Detergent Expansion

Source: VAC-U-MAX

Sticky powders present manufacturers and processors with unique material conveying challenges involving volumetric auger fillers that dispense powders, granulars, and flakes for packaging.

When the US government decided to switch to a bio based laundry detergent for the military and other government entities, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) had the potential to expand its manufacturing and fulfillment division by coming up with a system where it could produce the detergent in an efficient and economical manner.

ABVI’s manufacturing and fulfillment division employs approximately 60 individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Its mission is to prepare and empower people who are blind or visually impaired to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and the community. ABVI employees convert, assemble, package, and distribute a wide range of high-quality
products for federal and state government use and partners with companies like 3M and Ecolab.