Ways To Make Your Industrial Sealing Process More Eco-Friendly For Plastic Tubes
Producing sealed products is often a resource intensive exercise. This means that there are a lot of opportunities for making the operation more eco-friendly when it comes to industrial sealing machines and other equipment. Here are some examples of how you can make any industrial process that involves filling up plastic tubes friendlier for the environment.
The Current State of Plastic Tubing
Plastic tubing is used in a wide variety of processes including for pharmaceuticals, for hair care products, and even in the food industry. The problem is certain plastics are often bad for the environment. For example, one material often used in medical tubing especially is PVC. This is often a problem since it's been linked to asthma and allergies in children.
That's why it's important to limit the environmental impact of tube sealing operations as much as possible. It's also a good idea to seek out alternatives for dangerous plastics.
Eco-friendly Aluminum Sealing Machines
There are modern automatic sealing machines that are able to fill containers automatically in an efficient manner. One of the most important things to look for when selecting such a machine is that it's compliant with the Current Good Manufacturing Practices regulations, or CGMP.
This will ensure the sealing machine is safe and is meeting minimum standards for efficiency. The machine should be flexible when it comes to what types of tubes it will fill such as standard plastic tubes, laminated tubes, ALU tubes, or other types. That way, you won't have to get a new machine if you put out products from different industries that use different tubes.
Having to switch back and forth between different aluminum sealing machines is wasteful and the switching could waste plastic tubing due to accidents which would be bad for the environment.
PVC-free Tubing Alternatives
One of the reasons why it's important to find a machine that can handle a variety of different types of tubes for a sealing operation is because this then allows you to use more eco-friendly tubes.
For example, there are PVC-free tubing alternatives out there that use silicone or polyurethane instead. Alternatives do often cost a little bit more than PVC, however. The inexpensive nature or producing PVC plastic is the reason why it's used so much in the first place, to the detriment of the environment.
However, the extra cost is usually minimal depending on the market, and there are also often additional benefits to the alternatives. For example, PVC-free plastics often don't stiffen as much as those that use PVC which can make them easier for consumers to operate. And ultimately, the health benefits to your consumers and the environment will outweigh the costs.