HOLZ solves major tank supplier’s leak problems with Chlorobutyl connectorFebruary 7, 2018 REDWIRE is news you can use from leading suppliers. Powered by FRASERS.
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Northern Industrial Supply Company (NISCO) is Canada’s top supplier of products by HOLZ Rubber Company, a major American manufacturer of rubber products for industrial applications. Among HOLZ’s most potent and useful products is its diverse line of elastomer and metallic expansion joints: the company produces piping, flue-duct, high-temperature, and metallic variations of these joints.
For years, HOLZ expansion joints and related products have played a significant role in solving problems, or preventing potential issues, for manufacturers. In each case, HOLZ’s team used its considerable expertise to find the perfect solution. This was the case for a global supplier of polypropylene tanks more than six years ago, when it came to HOLZ for help.
One out of three
This tank supplier was building its finished products in part by using conveyor belting bonded together. But in one case, the glue at the seams started deteriorating after installation, which caused leaking in the expansion joint.
To solve this issue, the company sent its drawings to three different expansion-joint suppliers, including HOLZ. The other two suppliers responded that the problem was unsolvable. Fortunately for the tank company, HOLZ did not see it that way: it was up for the challenge.
Unlike the other two suppliers, HOLZ had one of its expert sales-team members contact the polypropylene-tank company and provide direct engineering support. After analyzing the situation, the HOLZ Rubber Team recommended using the manufacturer’s Chlorobutyl connectors, which have a very tight tolerance. These connectors are known for having a lifespan of four to five years when connecting polypropylene strip line tanks for users in the metal-processing sector.
Not only did this solve the tank supplier’s problem – it also sparked the beginning of a long-term working relationship. The company has continued to work exclusively with HOLZ, benefiting from the latter’s high-quality products and ample expertise.
With NISCO’s help, Canadian manufacturers can have the HOLZ advantage too.
About the companies
Based in Lodi, CA, HOLZ Rubber Company, Inc. manufactures industrial rubber products.
Northern Industrial Supply Company supplies high-end heating, ventilation, and cooling products, including fans and humidifiers, to Canadian industries.
To learn more, contact NISCO.