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Pneumatic Conveyor Provides ABVI An Expansion Edge

Sticky powders present manufacturers and processors with unique material conveying challenges involving volumetric auger fillers that dispense powders, granulars, and flakes for packaging.

When the US government decided to switch to a bio based laundry detergent for the military and other government entities, the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) had the potential to expand its manufacturing and fulfillment division by coming up with a system where it could produce the detergent in an efficient and economical manner.

ABVI’s manufacturing and fulfillment division employs approximately 60 individuals who are blind or visually impaired. Its mission is to prepare and empower people who are blind or visually impaired to be self-sufficient and contribute to their families and the community.

ABVI employees convert, assemble, package, and distribute a wide range of high-quality products for federal and state government use and partners with companies like 3M and Ecolab.

“This was a totally new process for us,” says Leon France, Quality Manager at ABVI.

Learn more about how ABVI tackled this new process and the companies that helped them do it by clicking on this link to an article in Manufacturing Business Technology: