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JIM’S TIP OF THE MONTH: (September 01, 2008)

If you're using press-side Gaylords and individual hopper loaders for resin supply, how do you measure the amount of resin consumed (or remaining) in a partly used Gaylord? An easy and surprisingly ac...


September 1, 2008
By Canadian Plastics

If you’re using press-side Gaylords and individual hopper loaders for resin supply, how do you measure the amount of resin consumed (or remaining) in a partly used Gaylord? An easy and surprisingly accurate method is to record the weight of your standard Gaylord of resin, smooth out the resin with your hand in the partly-used one, then measure the height of the level from the bottom of the box. Now measure the height of a full box, then use the ratio of the part box measurement to the full box height and multiply by the weight of a full Gaylord.