Processing Magazine

“Go Green” with an economical hopper/mini silo for dry bulk materials

March 30, 2009
A proprietary new dry bulk hopper mini silo system comprised of one or more reusable containers now enables companies handling dry bulk materials to initiate a “Go Green” program to replace fiber drums, cardboard boxes, wood pallets and super sacks. The rugged plastic containers serve as multi-purpose all-in-one shipping, storage and dispensing systems. The new system comprises strong, reusable translucent containers that efficiently and effectively eliminate the need for traditional, non-green and wasteful containers that often are damaged or simply discarded after one or two uses. Provided with secure lids, the system allows manufacturers and processors to ship and receive materials in the same containers, and dispense directly from them, allowing customers to increase their productivity. Units can be stacked up to 3 high for a total of 2,400 lbs. Applications are virtually unlimited, and can include: plastics, pharmaceutical, food, sand, metal powders, dry detergents and agricultural products, among, others, or wherever powders, pellets or granules need to be shipped, stored and/or dispensed.