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02.10.2017 Silos plus day-bins facilitate storage and transfer of PP feedstock

Barton Fabrications, Portishead, UK – the country’s foremost manufacturer of aluminium silos – has installed three new 50t capacity silos and three 3t day-bins at Twinplast’s new Dunstable manufacturing site. Twinplast, a leading UK-based manufacturer and supplier of polypropylene Twinfluted corrugated plastic sheeting for the building, packaging and sign making industries, has invested £2.5 million in the new plant which includes a 700kg/h extrusion line.
Commenting on the installation Mark Barton, managing director of Barton Fabrications said: “Although the majority of our installs are large external aluminium silos, we also produce smaller vessels for specific applications. The three-tonne day-bins we supplied are 4.25m tall with a diameter of 1.5m and are installed within the factory itself. This reduces distribution pipework from the external storage silos and allows the polypropylene feedstock time to stabilise both temperature and moisture content to improve moulding consistency.”
Barton Fabrications designs, manufactures and installs stainless steel as well as aluminium silos, hoppers and day-bins both direct to customers and working with leading European materials handling contractors.  
The three Barton day-bins at Twinplast’s new Dunstable factory

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