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The Chloride Challenge: How Powder Producers Handle Abrasive and Hygroscopic Materials

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Powdered CaCl2 bagged and palletized

Powdered CaCl2 exiting the cutters is gravity discharged onto a conveyor and automatically transported to another surge hopper that feeds a bagging station. At this point workers fill the CaCl2 powder into 23 kg plastic valve bags, palletise them and load them on trucks for shipping. Davis says valve bags are used because CaCl2 is too oily to effectively seal with conventional plastic bags. When Davis joined the company in 2006, Cal-Chlor had two SCC cutters which proved successful, prompting the addition of three additional units in Opelousas and the sixth in Ludington.

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