Kemflo has been manufacturing plastic random packing since the 1980s and had developed a worldwide reputation for quality and efficiency. Kemflo’s vast experience in injection molding a wide range of thermoplastics sets it apart from other plastic random packing manufacturers. Kemflo produces multiple styles of plastic tower packing including the Tripack, Pall Ring and Plastic Saddle style random packing. Each plastic random packing style is available in three different sizes and a variety of resins. Some of the resins that Kemflo manufactures their plastic tower packing in include polypropylene, polyethylene, polypropylene with glass fill, polyvinylchloride, CPVC, Kynar, Tefzel, Teflon and Halar. Other resins are available upon request. Working with a vast array of thermoplastic resins, including high performance resins, requires skill, experience and a very high level of quality assurance. Everything from the design of the mold and tooling to the final product requires strict oversite and quality assurance in order to produce Kempac plastic random packing. Kemflo’s random packing molds are subject to a strict maintenance schedule which ensures a quality product and greatly reduces the chances of a product flaw.
One of the most common flaws associated with plastic random packing is flashing. Flashing is excess resin attached to a finished part. Flashing can be caused by a variety of things including mold damage, improperly supported mold, uneven flow in the cavity of the tool, clamp pressure too low or high, overfilling the mold cavity or resin viscosity too low. Flashing is a problem for plastic tower packing because it may add excessive surface area to the random packing bed which is designed based on very specific physical properties of the random packing. Excessive flashing also may create uneven liquid and gas flow and contact in a column resulting in an inefficient or under performing system.
An imperfection on a few individual plastic random packing parts my not seem like a serious thing but high performance random packing such as the Tri-Pack is typically utilized in critical applications that are designed around tight specifications. KemFlo has an inhouse maintenance crew who is dedicated to ensuring that all molds and tools are in excellent working condition. Another critical element in ensuring that Kemflo produces the highest quality plastic random packing on the market today is our resin selection. Utilizing high end resins is critical in producing quality packing and ensuring optimal product life. KemFlo utilizes only high end resins that are all traceable back to their production batch to make their plastic tower packing. Many manufactures of plastic random tower packing do not offer products that are traceable all the way back to the raw material or resin. Kemflo’s quality control program continues to utilize state of the art technology to ensure our customers always receive high quality plastic random packing. Kemflo manufactures the Tri-Pack in 1”, 2” and 3.5” sizes, the Pall Ring in 1”, 2” and 3.5” and the Saddle Packing Style in 1”, 2” and 3”.