LIKE OUR WORK IN FOOD INGREDIENTS, THE PRODUCTION OF CORRUGATED CARDBOARD IS PART OF OUR DNA
Technosilos has always worked alongside the major international starch producers, taking part in pan-European projects to develop innovative technologies that enhance the production of glue for corrugated cardboard.
Holding together the two elements of the cardboard, the cover and the corrugation, starch-based adhesive determines the quality of the finished product.
The different glue production techniques - OBM, Stein Hall, Minocar and Pristim - vary in terms both of the complexity of the system and the technology required to put them into practice. This may involve something as simple as rehydration of a premixed base. Or it may be the more complex dosing of ingredients into a preparation vat, monitoring the chemical reaction, and completing the process using sophisticated monitoring and adjustment sensors.
In Minocar production, starch is dosed from storage (big bags or various types and sizes of silo) directly into the “Glue Kitchen” alongside water, steam and other ingredients. These may be in liquid or powder forms such as borax, caustic soda, anti-foaming agents, additives and anti-fermentation agents.
The automated Technosilos system mixes the recipe in a preparation vat equipped with a stirrer. Using a series of temperature and viscosity sensors, it then monitors and corrects the chemical reaction to obtain the optimum result.
Once the reaction has taken place and been stabilised, the glue is transferred into storage vats equipped with stirrers, ready for use in production.