Plastic Random Packing History

Before 1915 packed columns were filled with coal or randomly with ceramic or glass shards. This first generation of random packing was very crude and performance was unpredictable. Around this time ceramic saddles and rings were introduced and became the standard of the industry for decades. In the mid 1960’s more complex variations of the rings and saddles were introduced. Random Packing designs began to focus more on the performance and efficiency of the packing, addressing the geometric surface area vs. void space of the tower packing. Since then random packing has evolved significantly and is now available in a variety of styles, sizes and materials of construction. High performance Plastic Random Packing is now the industry standard due to its efficiency, corrosion resistance, lightweight and availability in a variety of resins.