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Publication Date: 12/2002
Pages: 3
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This is no emergency: Loss-in-weight feeders save fire-resistive materials manufacturer

A manufacturer of sprayapplied fire-resistive materials upgrades from volumetric to loss-in-weight feeders for improved process and quality control.

Isolatek International, headquartered in Stanhope, N.J., has more than 40 years of experience manufacturing dry and wet spray-applied fire-resistive materials. Used as a fire barrier, these materials are sprayed onto steel beams, columns, joists, and roof and floor assemblies during the construction of commercial buildings. To produce these fire-resistive materials, Isolatek used volumetric feeders to feed the major ingredients to its mixers, until 1999, when the company decided to upgrade to loss-in-weight feeders for improved process and quality control.

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