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Filling Machines Considerations for Bleach Products

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Commercially produced bleach has to be carefully handled. Manufacturers have to take special considerations for chlorine gas, product dissipation, and packaging to ensure the quality and safety of bleach products before they reach the market.

Sodium hypochlorite, or household bleach, products are hazardous. They are corrosive and can produce toxic fumes that are dangerous to inhale. Prolonged contact with bleach gases or product can seriously affect the lungs, throat, and eyes. There are strict regulations regarding the manufacturing process of bleach that packaging companies must consider to protect workers and maintain the integrity of the substance.

Manufacturing and Packaging Considerations

All ingredients for bleach are considered highly caustic and are generally produced in concentrated batches then diluted. All the steps of creating bleach may occur at one localized facility or ingredients may be shipped separately and combined at another. Manufacturing plants ship the final product to a bottling plant or complete the bottling process onsite.

E-PAK Machinery’s portable pneumatic overflow filler is a filling device that is considered appropriate for bleach containment applications. The machinery is easy to operate and has the ability to quickly and accurately fill bleach containers and seal them in one pass.

Bleach manufacturing companies must also consider safe transfer of their product between facilities. It is important to ensure that all containers of bleach are carefully sealed, as the escaping chlorine gas is toxic to workers and the exposed environment. Prolonged exposure to air also weakens the chemical combination and renders the product inefficient in bleaching and disinfecting. Warehousing facilities must be fitted with air scrubbers to remove any excess gas from the area.

At one point, bleach was packaged in steel and glass containers. Now, plastic has proven to be an effective and safe means of transportation, and you will be hard pressed to find bleach stored in a different material. Plastic is also superior in its ability to withstand damage in transit and being dropped.

Now, plastic packaging providers are all working to decrease the amount of plastic used in their packaging to be more environmentally friendly. Bleach companies are following this lead and offer concentrated versions of bleach that require far less packaging than their more diluted counterpart.