CS 6 – Conversion from Melamine Formaldehyde to GCC 831

Situation

  • A supplier and chemistry change was desired when a new Chemical Manager came in and took over this location
  • The Chemical Manager was looking for a more current technology that was also more environmentally friendly

Background

  • Production was going to increase from roughly 240,000 to 300,000+ units/year
  • No major issues at the plant but the new Chemical Manager knew that there would be benefits to newer chemistries that were more “green”

Solution

  • Better performance by changing over old melamine formaldehyde chemistry to all-organic GCC 831 using their performance criteria

Results

Numerous process improvements were realized by the customer:

  • Water quality to booth improved
    • 23 ppm to 7 ppm suspended solids – 66% Improvement
  • Collection Efficiency Improved
    • 2.1 dry lb. per unit to 3.2 dry lb. per unit – 52% Improvement
  • % Solids Achieved in Sludge Bins
    • 39% baseline melamine
    • 47% with GCC 831 – 20% Improvement
  • Pit Cleanouts
    • Annually with melamine
    • Currently more than 2 years – 100+% Improvement

CS 6 – Conversion from Melamine Formaldehyde to GCC 831