Die cleaning installation in Bulgaria

In 2021, PCA started up a new die cleaning installation at ETEM (Bulgaria) to clean their aluminium extrusion dies.  Since ETEM has several extrusion presses, there are daily a lot of dies to clean. 

Thanks to the concept developed by PCA, it is possible to clean the dies in a safe and pleasant environment with a minimum of manpower. The entire installation is ATEX-compliant and thanks to the strong extraction, there are no unpleasant fumes released in the hall.

As all liquids are preheated, as the NaOH is partially recuperated and as there is circulation on the process tanks, the cleaning processes run much faster than traditional systems and there is less NaOH waste.