Plastics Industry and Dust Collection
Introduction to Dust and Fume Collection for Plastics Manufacturers
The plastics industry is the third largest industry in the United States, employing nearly a million workers. Plastic products have become the most ubiquitous material in the marketplace today, through either the end product itself or the packaging surrounding the end product. To keep up with the world’s demand for this petroleum-based material, plastics manufacturers need to be highly efficient.
But efficiency for a plastic manufacturer means more than just maintaining smooth operations. Air quality and dust mitigation are concerns that can often be overlooked in relation to plant efficiency, but they are all closely related. Dust and fumes cause problems like employee sick days and electro-static discharge, which cost manufacturers money. A customized dust-collection system, then, can mean the difference between competitive efficiency and lost revenue.