Boost productivity with automatic self-cleaning filters by Russell Finex

British manufacturer Farrow & Ball has installed two of Russell's Eco Filter units achieving a 100% faster paint production than the previous process

Rusell Finex Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter

Dorset-based Farrow & Ball, the manufacturer of traditional paints and wallpaper established in 1946, has turned to Russell Finex for a solution that could easily fit into its existing operation ensuring the quality of the product while coping with increased demand.

For more than 70 years the company has continually grown with over 300 staff on-site and over 600 employees globally, selling through worldwide stockist networks such as B&Q, Homebase and many reputable D.I.Y stores. 

Producing premium paint at Farrow & Ball is a precise and meticulous process involving many steps that work together to create high-quality paint. The testing process is imperative to guarantee the quality of the paint.

At Farrow & Ball, up to 30% more pigment is added in comparison to paint supplied by other paint manufacturers, which can result in a higher level of undispersed pigments forming in the mixture. Previously to eliminate this risk, a longer mixing time was required to ensure pigments were fully dispersed, which could take up to two days per individual batch.

After extensive consultation with a Russell Finex experienced sales engineer, an on-site trial with the Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter was conducted. Following successful results, two Self-Cleaning Russell Eco Filter units were installed, instantly improving the quality-assurance process by reducing the time taken for each batch to be signed off for packaging to 45 minutes, 100% faster than the previous process.

These in-line filters replace the need for filter bags and cartridges due to its unique SpiroKlene system, which allows higher production rates as there are no stoppages to change filter bags and cartridges.

The filters are easy to strip down, clean and re-assemble in between colour batch changes, meaning minimal disruption during product changeovers.

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