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Publication Date: 04/2004
Pages: 4
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A company installs a new bulk railcar unloading system to improve its pelleted PET unloading operation.

Amcor PET Packaging, a global packaging company headquartered in Manchester, Mich., operates 48 manufacturing sites in 18 countries worldwide. At its plant in Mississauga, Ontario, the company manufactures polyethylene terephthalate [PET] preforms from pelleted PET resin that arrives at the plant in bulk railcars and is conveyed to large storage silos before being processed. The company recently added more injection molding machines to its production line to increase its production capacity. However, after adding the new equipment, the company wasn't able to unload the PET fast enough to keep up with the increased production. To solve this problem, the company worked with a bulk materials handling systems supplier to install a new bulk railcar unloading system.

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