REDWIRE Matcon: how to boost production and flexibility in powder handling

December 15, 2021 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.

Posted by Firing Industries Ltd


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Shambrae Starr hosted a recent Matcon webinar.

Firing Industries Ltd. is Canada’s source for powder-handling equipment by Matcon, especially intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). These solutions not only boost production in the food-processing, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical sectors; they also allow users to be flexible in their operations. A webinar by Matcon regional sales manager Shambrae Starr explains how organizations can evolve and adapt production techniques to meet customer demand with flexible power processing.

Tailor-made products delivered quickly

Consumers today demand tailor-made products delivered quickly, which makes flexibility a necessity in manufacturing. The challenge is to adapt operations to respond swiftly to demand and remain competitive. Matcon knows that short lead times and varying order sizes are a daily challenge for modern manufacturers who want to increase their market shares in evolving industries.

Starr’s webinar, You CAN Have Flexibility AND Increase Production, shows that manufacturers can achieve the title goal with the help of Matcon IBCs from Firing Industries. IBCs use parallel processing and the principles of lean manufacturing to solve these issues. Parallel processing decouples production steps so that formulation, blending, packing, and cleaning all happen simultaneously, which optimizes productive work hours.

Cleaning fixed powder mixers and blenders between recipe changeovers is tough and time-consuming, particularly if the recipe involves various liquids or allergens. Recent advances in IBC tumble-blender technology allow the use of IBCs to change between recipes quickly, add liquids to blends, and reduce the chances of allergen cross-contamination with superior containment in a more flexible process.

Webinar topics include the following:

  • how to decouple process steps for parallel processing;
  • how to minimize downtime between product changeovers;
  • how to create a lean manufacturing system that responds to client demands on short lead times without increasing costs;
  • the advantages of a de-coupled powder-handling system;
  • getting beyond parallel processing and IBCs; and
  • maintaining recipe batch integrity.

You CAN Have Flexibility AND Increase Production can be viewed here:

Starr covers Matcon sales in the Midwest United States, Northern California, and Canada.

To learn more, contact Firing Industries’ application-sales engineers at [email protected] or (877) 688-0974.


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Posted by Firing Industries Ltd


The business objective of FIRING INDUSTRIES LTD. is to consult with clients to select and supply technically complex PRO... Read more

Contact supplier