In today’s fast-paced consumer-driven market, manufacturers of household products face a daunting challenge: meeting the ever-growing demand for their goods while maintaining high-quality standards and efficient production processes.

One innovative solution that has emerged to tackle this challenge is HPS’s Advanced Liquid Product Recovery (Pigging Systems) Technology.

This state-of-the-art technology helps manufacturers optimise their production lines and it contributes to resource conservation and waste reduction.

The Demand Dilemma

The demand for household products, ranging from cleaning agents to personal care items, has seen an unprecedented surge in recent years. This surge can be attributed to factors such as population growth, urbanisation, changing consumer preferences, and the heightened focus on hygiene and cleanliness, especially in the wake of global health concerns.

Manufacturers are under immense pressure to produce larger quantities of products in shorter timeframes, all while maintaining product integrity and safety.

Enter HPS Pigging Technology

HPS pigging systems for household liquids present a transformative solution for manufacturers looking to streamline their production processes and maximise output.

Originally developed in the oil and gas industry for cleaning pipelines, pigging technology has found its way into various sectors, including household product manufacturing.

HPS pigging technology involves using specialised projectiles known as “pigs” that are introduced into production pipelines through pig launch stations. HPS pipeline pigs are sophisticated tools designed to ensure high performance and optimal product recovery rates.

In the context of household product manufacturing, these pigs help achieve a range of objectives, from increasing yields to reducing cross-contamination risks.

Benefits for Household Liquid Manufacturers

There are many benefits of pigging for manufacturers who use HPS pigging technology:

  1. Enhanced Product Recovery: One of the key advantages of HPS pigging technology is its ability to extract up to 99.5% of product from full pipelines. This is particularly crucial in industries where even the slight increase in product recovery can lead to significant cost savings over time. Manufacturers can minimise product wastage and maximise their return on investment. In fact, with an HPS pigging system, the product recovery system payback and return on investment (ROI) is nearly always significant.
  2. Reduced Contamination Risks: Switching between different products on the production line can result in cross-contamination, compromising product quality and safety. HPS pigging technology significantly reduces this risk by effectively clearing pipelines of residual products before a new one is introduced. This ensures the integrity of each product and maintains consumer trust.
  3. Efficient CIP Procedures: Cleaning pipelines using traditional CIP procedures can be time-consuming and resource intensive. HPS pigging technology is often incorporated by companies into cleaning procedures, reducing downtime for cleaning cycles. Pigging before CIP leads to increased production uptime and improved overall efficiency.
  4. Flexibility and Adaptability: HPS pigging technology is designed to work with various product viscosities and consistencies, from disinfectant sprays to thick gels and creams. This adaptability enables manufacturers to use the same production line for a diverse range of products, increasing operational flexibility and agility.
  5. Sustainability and Environmental Impact: By minimising product wastage and reducing the need for extensive cleaning procedures, HPS pigging technology contributes to a more process. This aligns with the growing consumer demand for eco-friendly practices and can also lead to reduced water and chemical usage. Here’s more information on how pigging helps companies manufacture more sustainably.

HPS Pigging Technology and the Future

As the demand for household products continues to soar, manufacturers are seeking innovative solutions to optimise their production processes while meeting quality and sustainability goals.

HPS pigging technology has emerged as a game-changer in this regard. By enhancing product recovery, reducing contamination risks, streamlining cleaning and maintenance, and promoting sustainable practices, HPS pigging technology empowers manufacturers to keep up with demand without compromising product integrity or operational efficiency.

As technology advances further, HPS Advanced Liquid Product Recovery Technology with fully automated pigging process control will play an even more pivotal role in shaping the future of household product manufacturing.

About HPS

HPS Product Recovery Solutions are the world’s leading experts on advanced liquid product recovery technology. With thousands of systems installed across the globe for a wide variety of industries, we have the expertise necessary to help all liquid product manufacturers streamline their processes and boost their profits.

For more information on how HPS can help you, visit our Pigging System Resources section, check out our pigging system demonstration videos, or send us an email.

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