Huhtamaki is a global specialty packaging company based in Espoo, Finland. The company’s focus and expertise is in paper, plastic, films and molded fiber.
In Europe, Huhtamaki Foodservice manufactures paper and plastic disposables, including drinking cups, plates, bowls, trays, containers and cutlery for on-premise, take-away, and drive-through use. The company’s Gosport, U.K. plant serves regional and local quick service and fast casual restaurant chains, convenience stores, coffee shops, caterers and vending operators.
When the Gosport plant needed to replace their two legacy gauging systems on lines that manufacture styrene and APET products, their primary objectives were to eliminate nuclear measurement gauges and to reduce their service costs. Other objectives included quality improvements with the ability to sell by the gauge and replace laboratory quality testing.
Learn how the company was able to improve process visibility and achieve better quality, production and start-up time with the installation of a new web gauging system.