Client Details: Graphic Packaging International, Bristol, England, UK
Project: Industrial Deep Cleaning, Machine Cleaning and Dry Ice Blast Cleaning
APT were asked to survey and provide a programme of specialist deep cleaning and dry ice blasting at their Bristol plant. An audit had been conducted which brought up several improvements areas, as well as build up in difficult access areas. They also wanted to enhance their continuous improvement process.
We carried a full survey and provided proposals for evaluation by the client. We then discussed the various cleaning options and methods with the managers and production teams to bring the project in under a tight programme during a brief shutdown of production.
The print presses were normally in constant use. The schedule for cleaning had to be arranged during a short, coordinated shut down and shift period to avoid any disruption to operations.
The client had previously tried ice blasting with another company which had been costly and unsuccessful. We needed to overcome the fears of the client so arranged a trial which proved successful.
A full survey was provided with proposals for evaluation by the client. We discussed the various cleaning options and methods with the managers and production teams to bring the project in under a tight programme during a brief shutdown of production.
We brought in our specialist cryogenic ice blast cleaning team to clean down and remove all the contaminated print rollers and gearing inside the large print presses. We used APT’s Powermax 2020, a specialised degreaser to clean the external presses, this would quickly break down and emulsify the all the surface grease, oils and other surface contaminants.
We then completed a thorough deep cleaning beneath the presses to remove all unwanted debris and unwanted paper fibres. We needed to remove any build up that could pose a risk.
The Powermax 2020 degreaser was also used for the industrial floor cleaning through the scrubber dryer.
APT carried out the programme of works to meet and exceed client expectations thus APT have been awarded an ongoing planned programme of works to ensure the progression and upgrading to the further areas within the printing hall facility, helping the client deliver on the progression of their continuous improvement programmes.
“APT-ICC carried out a very demanding programme of industrial cleaning and ice blasting which delivered fantastic results further demonstrating APT’s competence to deliver on time projects. We will continue to use their services for our ongoing operations.”