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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) highlighted critical connections solutions for dairy product transfer at the 2010 International Dairy Show, on 13-15 September in Dallas, Texas.

SGPPL’s solutions combine the Transflow line of tubing, high-performance Gladiator hoses and Reseal fittings, and can be used in all stages of the dairy-transfer process – from dairy farm, to tanker trucks, to plant storage and within the plant itself.

Transflow tubing minimises the potential for bacterial growth, promoting a safe and sanitary fluid path, due to a smooth, non-porous inner surface that is less susceptible to particle entrapment.

Designed for convenience and long service life, it is said to be extremely flexible and easy to install around milk-handling equipment.

The tubing’s transparent surface permits detection of equipment deficiencies, such as backflow of milk into the air lines, while resisting the damage caused by oxidation.

The crush-resistant Gladiator hoses are rated for high pressures and guarantee a secure and flexible connection between systems and pipes for loading and unloading raw products in high-traffic areas.

SGPPL’s Reseal fittings are completely reusable and offer savings of up to 50 per cent on standard replacement costs over time.

The company’s solutions for dairy transfer maintain the integrity of critical connections between dairy systems and operations while reducing total systems, maintenance and repair expenses, and ensuring product safety.

Designed for Clean-In-Place (CIP) convenience, no disassembly is required, minimising operational downtime and associated costs.

A second focus at the International Dairy Show were SGPPL’s solutions for dairy processing, which incorporate Reseal fittings and Sanigard hosing to ensure optimum performance under the high pressures and temperatures associated with these operations.

Sanigard hoses are specifically designed for higher temperatures and demanding chemical applications.

They can withstand frequent cleaning without imparting taste or odour.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Rencol

With 15 sites and six R&D centres globally, we at the Bearings and Tolerance Rings Group, a division of Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, provide ‘engineer-to-engineer solutions-in-motion’ to high-volume international OEMs in the automotive, leisure, energy, industrial, and other markets. Backed by a heritage of product innovation, technology, advanced materials and market leadership, we are dedicated to working with customers using their extensive engineering expertise to deliver standard and custom solutions in NORGLIDE® bearings, RENCOL® tolerance rings, SOLGLIDE® bearings, JOINSHIM® rings, and NORSLIDE® cable liners that meet the most demanding applications.

The Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Bearings and Tolerance Rings Group provides product expertise to six key markets:

  • Automotive (steering systems, powertrain, electric motors, seats and hinges)
  • Bicycles 
  • Solar 
  • Appliances 
  • Industrial valves 
  • Hard disk drives 

Saint-Gobain is a global leader in the design, production and distribution of innovative, high-performance materials for industry and employs more than 195,000 people. With operations in more than 64 countries, Saint-Gobain is the 60th largest employer and among the top 50 global industrial companies worldwide. Saint-Gobain is listed on the stock exchanges of Paris, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, Brussels and Amsterdam. Saint-Gobain’s global strategy is focused around three core markets: 

  • Construction products
  • Innovative materials
  • Building distribution

The company is committed to playing a leading role in developing energy efficient innovations for the housing and construction sectors, protecting the environment, and managing growth in a sustainable fashion.

Saint-Gobain maintains 12 research centres and 101 development units and invests more than €400m in R&D. Saint-Gobain has been at the forefront of innovation for more than 300 years. Last year, Saint-Gobain achieved global sales of almost €42.1bn.

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