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Drum liner facilitates easier recycling 02 Nov 2017

Condat News Release

TBM lubricants supplier Condat of France has introduced a product delivery drum with a removable liner for optimization of the recycling processes of the drums.

Drum cleaning and recycling can be costly due to product residues that remain at the end of use. To minimize recycling costs, tunnel workers have had to clean them. This task is time consuming and can be difficult because of the adhesive properties of the products. Currently, when drums are removed and sent for recycling, each kilo of residual product beyond a tolerance of 0.5% is invoiced and can generate significant additional operating costs.

To meet this constraint, Condat has introduced its CLEAN PACK removable drum liner to hold products including its GR130 greases, WR89NG sealants and HBW NG main-bearing sealing paste. Launched in early 2016 on the French market, the product has been well received on jobsites.

Product drums fitted with removable liner
Product drums fitted with removable liner

The CONDAT CLEAN PACK solution brings the following advantages.

  • Clean: The bag is easier to recycle than soiled drums and avoids high disposal costs.
  • Easy to use: With a good fit in and around the diameter of the drum, the liner does not slip during pumping.
  • Economical: Manual cleaning of drums is no longer needed leading to productivity increase.
  • Cost-effective: Removing the liner from the drum makes it possible to check the weight of the residues and to better regulate the pumping to optimize consumption of the products.

Drums of product within the liners have been delivered to several tunneling projects in France and from 2018 all Condat products will be delivered worldwide in barrels equipped with the removable liner. Product drums fitted with the liners will be on display at the Condat stand at the coming AFTES international conference and exhibition in Paris in mid-November.

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