A top Asian paint manufacturer reduced thickener usage by 10%+, while dramatically reducing batch cycle time.


In order to achieve a desired ROI, many paint manufacturers seek to reduce their thickener usage levels into their final mix.

Location: Asia
Industry: Paint & Coatings

Our Approach

Semi-Bulk Systems designed a Process XStreamlining Solution that utilized the Vacucam® Mixer-On-Tank (MOT) slurry process for single pass thickener addition. The system provides the features needed:

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Ingredient dump hopper with patented Air-Cone® technology.
  • A sanitary centrifugal pump, operator control panel as well as manual controls.

Once completed, Semi-Bulk System’s MOT design can serve as many as 8 let down tanks at floor level.

The Results

We delivered Our Performance Guarantee that:

  • Achieved a 10-15% savings in thickener usage due to efficiency of thickener functionalization.
  • Simplified this paint manufacturer’s process for making, transferring and storing 15t batches of thickener stock solutions.
  • Improved quality by dramatically increased water availability for up-stream processing; rapidly dispersing thickener directly into multiple paint mix tanks.
  • Achieved a 99% batch consistency while eradicating finished batch adjustments.
  • Use of the VACUCAM® Ejector Mixer achieved a 70% savings in process energy vs. high speed shear devices and/or agitators.
  • Reached a 70% reduction in process time.

“Thicken” your profitability while improving batch-to-batch consistency. To see if the replacement of the inefficient manufacturing processes with Semi-Bulk’s state-of-the-art VACUCAM mixing technology can improve your production efficiency, contact us.

Semi-Bulk has been installed around the world.

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