A BRAND-NEW SWABBING GREASE SOLUTION WITHOUT GRAPHITE
Committed for many years to responsible performance, CONDAT is taking the lead by supplying the industry more clarity on its eco-design lubricant offer. CONDAT’S innovative self-scoring Lubriscore® system grants a number of stars to products showing a virtuous profile on life cycle criteria: Raw materials and design / Production / Transport / Use / End of life.
A brand-new swabbing grease solution without graphite
A 1 star product: CONDAGLASS 400
Part of CONDAT’S eco-designed product offer, CONDAGLASS 400 is a brand-new dedicated swabbing grease without graphite.
Without graphite means a lot in your glass bottle manufacturing process! Indeed, removing graphite and the black aspect of the grease can lead to less transfers on glass ware (bottles, glass containers for food or cosmetics), thus reducing your automatic rejects after greasing. As a result, glass manufacturers generate less waste and observe immediate productivity gains.
Without graphite also means a cleaner working environment for the operators in the gob forming area. They do not handle graphited and blackened products when swabbing the blank, blow and neck ring molds. And the same improvement occurs at the mold workshop!
Eliminating graphite has been only possible thanks to the high releasing performance of CONDAGLASS 400. CONDAT R&D department worked on this new formula for about 2 years and the challenge was to reach the same performances as the graphited products commonly used on blank mold applications that are of references on the market.
And that’s not all! Because reducing our environmental impact is a main issue for CONDAT, CONDAGLASS 400 is made of a mix of renewable vegetable based oils and recycled refined oils. Particular attention was also paid on end-users when developing the product, that’s why CONDAGLASS 400 Safety Data Sheet does not display any hazardous pictogram. Finally, thanks to its high flash point, CONDAGLASS 400 limits fire risk and ensures equipment and co-workers protection, especially as swabbing compounds are generally applied on 450°C molds.
Thanks to its responsible formulation, this lubricant obtained a 1-star score at the CONDAT LUBRISCORE® and perfectly illustrates the concept of Responsible Performance that the company targets.
Success Story highlight
One European leader in glass manufacturing has already chosen CONDAGLASS 400 for producing its cosmetics and perfumes articles made of OPAL glass. When swabbing their cast iron molds, the results have been impressive as they were able to reduce their automatic rejects after greasing drastically. Using their previous graphited lubricant, the rejects were in-between 3 to 4, whereas with CONDAGLASS 400 they only set for 2 automatic rejects after greasing. The company thus experienced significant productivity increase and generated less waste.
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