Image: Example of a Habasit Cleanline belt with superb release properties in a Swiss chocolate factory
Habasit switched the Kellogg bakery to its Cleanline product range. This allowed good thermal conductivity to chill the bars and provided the release of the raw material that was missing with the previous competitor’s belt. Because the product was no longer sticking to the belt, the bakery was able to stop the extreme cleaning and change the metal scraper to a neoprene rubber scraper to remove oil only from the belt.
The change to Habasit Cleanline reduced scrap of raw product from 6,000 lb (2720 kg = 2.7 ton) per month to 1,000 lb (450 kg) per month. Water usage was also reduced because they no longer had to steam clean the belt. This Habasit Cleanline type provided a consistent bottom to the snack bars, so the chocolate usage was also reduced because they were no voids to fill on the bottom of the bars. Over a year, Habasit was able to save this Kellogg bakery $72,798.00 in waste reduction.