WHAT KEMFLO CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

At Kemflo we value our customer’s opinions and commits regarding our plastic random packing and our service. We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality plastic random packing in the industry and superior service. Our goal is to provide customers with high quality, high performance random packing at an economical price. Here is some of what our customers are saying about us.

Scrubber packing is an essential part of our process so when it needs to be replaced we need a dependable source that we can count on. Whether we are in an emergency situation or performing maintenance, KemFlo always provides fast and reliable service.

Joe T.
Process Engineer
Deer Park, Texas

 

We switched to KemFlo’s Tri-Pack tower packing after years of dealing with under performing scrubber units. We found that the previous tower packing was not providing sufficient surface area. After installing the Tri-Pack plastic random packing we saw an immediate improvement in efficiency and an increase in the performance life of the tower packing.

Sara J.
Chemical Engineer
Little Rock, Arkansas

 

Our facility experienced a major failure which resulted in the loss of tower internals and plastic tower packing. With production down we were loosing money. Our process requires the use of PVDF plastic random packing which is not an off the shelf product. KemFlo was able to expedite the tower packing and get it to the job site quickly limiting down time.

Gary L.
Maintenance
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

 

KemFlo has been one of our best and most reliable vendors for a number of years. As a manufacturer of industrial scrubbers we utilize plastic random packing for our new units as well as after market customer support. It’s important for our company to respond to our customer requirements quickly and accurately so we expect a high level of service from our vendors. KemFlo has always provided us with a very high level of service such as responding to request for quotations quickly, working closely with logistical companies to ensure prompt deliveries, jump through hoops to ensure deliveries are met and more. We have developed a strong working relationship with KemFlo.

Nathan H.
Engineer
Cleveland, OH

 

I have worked with the team at KemFlo for over ten years and have always received excellent service. KemFlo goes the extra mile to ensure we receive our plastic random packing when we need it.

Laura E.
Engineer
Tampa, FL

 

uring an emergency shut-down we required several hundred cubic feet of the 2” Tri-Pack in PVDF material. We had a every tight window in which to receive and install the tower packing so that we could bring the system back into service. KemFlo was able to produce the Tri-Packs in PVDF and ship the packing via hot shot with time to spare.

David H.
Maintenance Manager
Houston, Texas

 

KemFlo manufactures plastic random packing in a variety of styles and sizes including the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddles and Kemflake. All Plastic tower packing styles are available in a variety of materials including polypropylene, polypropylene with glass, CPVC, PVDF and more. Special packaging is available upon request. Please feel free to contact us or visit our website at www.kempac-packing.com for more information regarding the products we manufacture.

Kempac Plastic Random Packing Project Samples

Kempac plastic random packing has been utilized in numerous applications in order to improve system performance and decrease operational cost. The Kempac plastic random packing product line includes a number of packing media styles, sizes and configurations giving customers many solutions to meet their specific application. The Kempac product line which includes the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddle and KemFlake gives customer a variety of sizes, surface areas and other physical properties to choose from. The following are a few sample projects in which Kempac plastic tower packing was utilized.

Chemical Plant in Southern Louisiana was experiencing a lack of efficiency in several HCL scrubbers. During routine maintenance it was discovered that the inefficiencies were likely due to numerous void areas within the packed bed of the scrubber. They wanted to consider a packing style that was less prone to nesting and which would eliminate the possibilities of void area with in the packed media bed. This particular customer selected the Tri-Pack plastic random packing style due to its spherical geometric shape which allows each individual Tri-Pack to roll into the packed position with out forming void areas which are common to irregular shaped random packing styles. The change in packing styles resulted in an increase in scrubber operational efficiency.

A fishery in Washington state was utilizing a biological filtration system which cultivates the growth of bacteria that breaks down fish waste making the water safe for fish. Excessive bacterial or too little can negatively affect a system’s oxygen levels resulting in increased chances of disease and lower production. The maintenance operators of the facility discovered that the gravel filtration system that they were using was too dense and did not provide adequate open area within the gravel bed. After careful consideration the customer chose the Kempac Pall Ring which provided the ideal combination of surface area and open area. They also required that the plastic packing media not float so the packing was manufactured with a special polypropylene which had a specific gravity that was greater that one. The end result was that the Pall Ring style random packing helped to regulate proper bacterial growth and is now utilized in all biological filtration systems at this facility.

A company in South Texas who designs and manufactures skid mounted scrubbers was looking for an alternative to the metal packing that they were using. They specialized in customizing the skid mounted scrubbers to their customer’s specific applications many of which involved VOC scrubbing, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen sulfide and ammonia removal. They switched to the Tri-Pack plastic random scrubber packing due to the fact that it offered a tremendous amount of flexibility in design, was lighter in weigh, easier to install and was more cost effective compared to the metal packing that they were utilizing. A significant savings was realized by this customer without sacrificing design efficiencies.

For more information on KemFlo’s plastic random packing product line please visit our website at www.kempac-packing.com or give us a call. We would be happy to discuss your specific application and how we can help.

High Oil and Gas Prices and Plastic Random Packing

KemFlo utilizes various types of high performance plastic resins in the manufacturing of our plastic random packing product line which includes the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddles and KemFlake. These high performance plastic resins are created by hydrocarbons which come from the crude oil refining process. As with many products high oil prices affect plastic random tower packing in a number of challenging ways from manufacturing to logistics. Raw material cost of plastics such as polypropylene, polyethylene, Kynar and Tefzel have a direct correlation with the cost of oil so the higher the cost of oil per barrel the higher the cost of all plastic products such as plastic random packing. Plastic raw materials cost are quick to rise with the cost of oil but much slower to react as oil prices decrease. Therefore a spike in oil and gas prices can have long term affects on industry.

Planning ahead is key to minimizing the affects of an oil and gas price spike in the market. One of KemFlo’s strategies regarding this issue is to secure significant amounts of raw material as well as increase inventory levels at both distribution locations. Another major challenge that high oil and gas prices affect are logistical and transportation cost. High gas prices increase the cost to transport raw material to our manufacturing facility and increases the transportation cost to get plastic tower packing to our customers. KemFlo’s logistics team works closely with our network of transportation companies to find our customers the best rates possible.

Logistics and coordinating shipping can be very time consuming for our customers which is why KemFlo offers shipping assistance for our plastic random packing product line. We have also addressed rising oil and gas cost by adding an additional distribution center in Houston, Texas. The new distribution center will carry a variety of products including the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddle and KemFlake. All styles of plastic random packing carried at our Houston distribution center will be available in multiple sizes and resins. Our Houston, Texas facility will offer many advantages to our customers including more competitive logistic options especially to our customers in the Southern region of America and we will also have better access to raw material supplies due to the abundance of petrochemical facilities located in the Gulf Coast area. Having distribution centers that service both the Northern and Southern regions of the United States helps to keep our customer’s shipping cost and transit times down. Providing substantial access to our tower packing product line is an important measure in ensuring that our customer receive product in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible. The price of oil and gas in one of many long term challenges that our industry will face so it is extremely important for KemFlo to continuously evaluate how we do business and how we can better service our customer.

For more information regarding KemFlo’s plastic random packing product line including the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Saddle and KemFlake please visit our website at www.kempac-packing.com or contact us by phone.

KEMPAC OFFERS MORE PLASTIC RANDOM PACKING STYLES

Most plastic random packing manufacturers only offer a limited number of packing styles, sizes and available resins in which they can manufacturer their products out of. This can limit a customer’s options and an engineer’s ability to design a system specific to their or their clients needs. Plastic random tower packing is used in a wide range of applications, so it is extremely important that we at KemFlo give our customers options in which to work with. Our goal is to provide our customer with as many solutions and tools as possible, helping to ensure a successful design and system.
KemFlo’s Kempac plastic random packing product line offers the following solutions:

Tri-Pack: The Tri-Pack is a high performance plastic random packing that has become one of the most popular styles of tower packing on the market today due to its many features and advantages. The Tri-Pack is made up of a unique network of ribs, structs and drop rods which provide excellent liquid gas contact. It’s spherical design ensured even distribution with in the packed bed and prevents nesting or voids. The Tri-Pack offers the ideal combination of surface area and void space maximizing mass transfer capabilities while avoiding excessive surface area which can prevent proper gas liquid contact and increase operating cost. With multiple sizes available including 1”, 2” and 3.5”, the Tri-Pack offers significant design capabilities.

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Pall Ring: The Pall Ring style tower packing is a traditional design similar to many metal random packing styles. The robust design of the Pall Ring features open wall construction reinforced with structs all of which provides significant surface area for liquid gas contact and provides strength to the overall design of the product. The Pall Ring is available in three sizes including 1”, 2” and 3.5”.

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Kemlox Saddles: KemFlo’s Kemlox Saddle style plastic random tower packing media is a modern take on an old school packing design. Added serrated edges promote high mass transfer rates by providing additional surface area for liquid gas contact. The serrated edges also help reduce packed bed settling and create lower column pressure drop. The Kemlox Saddle is available in 1”, 2” and 3” sizes.

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Kemflake: The Kemflake is KemFlo’s newest addition to their Kempac plastic random packing product line. The Kemflake is a versatile, high performance packing that has been proven to provide superior capacity, high mass transfer capabilities and lower pressure drop. The Kemflake performs excellent in a variety of applications including scrubbing, air stripping, absorption and extraction. Available in one size 3.66” inch diameter by 1,18” thick.

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All of the above plastic tower packing styles are available in a variety of standard and high performance resins including but not limited to Polypropylene both NSF and Non-NSF approved, Polypropylene with glass, Polyethylene, Polyvinylchloride PVC, CPVC, PVDF and more. Please feel free to contact us for other available resins. All resins used the KemFlo’s manufacturing process are traceable back to its source to ensure quality control.

For more information on KemFlo’s Kempac plastic random packing product line please visit our website at www.kempac-packing.com or give us a call. As always we look forward to earning your business.

Plastic Random Packing and Supply Chain Challenges

Supply chain issues over the last year have created unique challenges for manufacturers worldwide. Shutdowns due to COVID and uncertainty regarding the long term effects of COVID forced many manufacturers to minimize or stop production for at least some period of time. This has contributed to a substantial backlog of raw materials limiting manufacturers production of new goods and forcing them to pay substantially more for raw materials. Manufacturers of plastic products have been hit especially hard due to the winter storm that hit the Gulf Coast in February 2021 which crippled numerous facilities that produce resins for plastics such as polypropylene and PVC. Many resin manufacturers filed force majeures and put customers on allocation. Limited availability, long lead times and higher raw material cost are the current reality for the plastics industry.

KemFlo fully understand the challenges facing the plastics industry today and is working closely with suppliers, customers and transportation companies in a coordinated effort to ensure that our customers receive the same service and high quality products that they deserve. Many plastic random packing requirements are time sensitive and if the end-user does not receive their plastic tower packing on time it can result in significant loss of production time and money. Kemflo is working hard on a daily basis to secure resins and other raw materials used in the production of our plastic random packing product line. Kemflo is also utilizing efficient manufacturing techniques which increase production and limit raw material waste. KemFlo’s plastic tower packing product line which includes the Tri-Pack, Pall Ring, Kemflake and Transferlox Plastic Saddles are produced in multiple sizes and in numerous resins so careful planning and coordination is required to ensure the availability of all plastic random products. In addition to utilizing efficient manufacturing processes and communicating with suppliers, KemFlo is also committed to increasing plastic tower packing inventory at both our Richmond Hill facility as well as our Houston, Texas facility. Both facilities will carry substantial inventory of all random packing styles including the Pall Ring, Tri-Pack, Transferlox Plastic Saddle and Kemflake.

Communication with distributors, OEMs and end-users is also very important in combating supply chain issues. Advanced planning and coordination can help avoid and reduce many supply chain issues. We ask that our customers communicate their plastic random packing requirements and forecast to us in advance so that our production team can plan ahead with our customer’s needs in mind. KemFlo will always work to ensure that our customers receive excellent service and the highest quality plastic tower packing on the market today. Together we can overcome the supply chain challenges that our industry faces in today’s market.

KemFlo’s plastic random tower packing includes the Tri-Pack, Kemflake, Pall Ring and the plastic Transferlox Saddle and are available in multiple sizes and a variety of resins. For more information on KemFlo’s Kempac plastic random packing product line please visit our website at www.kempac-packing.com or call us at 905-832-1217. We look forward to earning your business.