FREDERICA, Del., Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ILC Dover has announced that it will be conducting live demos of its new Xtrakt™ Bulk Liquid Dispensing System in Booth 6758 at Pack Expo, which will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily, September 25–27, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. The revolutionary Xtrakt™ System represents the first completely new packaging and dispensing system developed by ILC Dover since its acquisition of Grayling Industries. The product is designed to boost profits and reduce waste for customers working in the personal care, chemical, and food industries.
In making the announcement, Glenn LeBlanc, V.P. & Division Manager for the Packaging & Personal Safety Division, noted, "Our project objective, which has been met very successfully, was to develop an easy-to-use system that could drastically reduce the residual material left in shipping and transfer tote liners after dispensing, especially for viscous liquids. By applying ILC's expertise in engineering, processing system design, advanced materials and bulk packaging technology to our customers' operational requirements, we were able to create a highly efficient dispensing system unlike any other on the market."
The innovative, patent-pending system consists of three major components: the unique Xtrakt™ drive unit, the deployment cart and a custom-designed liquid liner. The system is optimized to dispense high-viscosity liquids, such as lotions, creams, lubricants, liquid polymers, oils and syrups from shipping and transfer totes (intermediate bulk containers, or IBCs). The ergonomic Xtrakt drive unit has been designed and tested to withstand thousands of dispense cycles while handling the rigors of the manufacturing environment. Drawing on their materials and design expertise, ILC Dover's engineers have developed a double-walled liner constructed from a robust polymer with special surface texturing that guides the drive unit along the liner's full length, continuously presenting product to the discharge pump.
Through rigorous multi-site performance testing, customer use of the product has demonstrated the system's ability to reduce residual product in a bulk liner to as little as 0.1% of the liner's capacity. Customers using the patent-pending Xtrakt system in their own facilities report residual product of less than 2 kg remaining in a typical 1,200-liter (315-gallon) liner, down from 10-40 kilos (22-88 pounds) of residual product left by previous dispensing systems and techniques.
LeBlanc added, "We're confident Xtrakt™ is the first in a line of innovations we will introduce to support the cosmetic, food, and chemical industries going forward. As a corporation, we have challenged all of our operating entities to live up to our creed, which is to use our combined expertise and problem-solving creativity to redefine what's possible."
To see a live demonstration of the Xtrakt System, visit Booth 6758 at Pack Expo. For those not attending the show, detailed information about the system is available at www.ilcdover.com/xtrakt.
About ILC Dover
Founded in 1947, ILC Dover specializes in the innovative design and production of carefully engineered products using high-performance flexible materials. Known for its production of spacesuits for NASA, its engineered solutions also include powder handling systems for pharmaceutical and life sciences applications, bulk packaging systems, personal protection equipment and lighter-than-air systems and vehicles for commercial and government customers. With facilities in North America and Europe, ILC has over 450,000 square feet of office, development and manufacturing space, and over 500 employees. Product and corporate information are available at www.ilcdover.com. Behrman Capital is the majority shareholder of ILC Dover.
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