Case Study: Specialty Adhesives

Specialty adhesives have seen substantial growth in the past 5 years. This product line requires powerful processing equipment to drive the high viscosity process through its “phase change” from low viscosity to high viscosity, paste or powder and has shown a strong fit with horizontal reactors. DTI has positioned itself with a number of key manufacturers and emerging technologies to provide a unique solution to this growth segment.

Situation:
Product success in new global markets was driving demand and outpacing current manufacturing capacity.

Goal:
Increase productivity and efficiency of operations.

Methodology:
Implement Operational Excellence and Lean Manufacturing tools to  drive process optimization and increase capacity.

Solutions:
The DTI Staff:

  • Developed sustainable methods eliminating process waste for long-term yield improvements.
  • Created perfect flight scenarios for comparison with historical data to reduce unnecessary time between processes.
  • Fostered better communication of the project steps and worked cross functionally with client's support staff to streamline project effectiveness. 

Process
Polymerization, Drying, Particle Sizing, Solvent Recovery

Results:
Increased daily production by a sustainable 40% with minimal capital investment.