Here at Albarrie we are constantly working with our customers developing products to help them cut costs and improve efficiency. One of our most recent developments has been in the area of mining material transportation. These “Fluffer Pads” as they are known in the industry, allow air to enter a rail car bucket from underneath, “fluffing” the material and allowing it to flow easily out of the bucket while keeping the fine particles from passing through. Previously, a woven material was used for the same application and our customers asked us to develop a product that would not fray or degrade over time. Taking advantage of our years of development experience and previous knowledge of “live bottom” applications that we have applied in silos, barges and ships, we developed a proprietary nonwoven product that would outperform the existing material. We were able to utilize our unique ability to manufacture felts that offer uniform and consistent airflow across the entire surface of the fabric. We also offer custom cutting and can add bolt holes and other features by request.
Albarrie is currently involved in many diverse markets such as mining, aluminum extrusion, composites, environmental containment and geotextiles to name a few. We are able to apply this knowledge gained from all of these industries to develop unique, innovative products. Can we save you money? Make your business run slightly smoother like we did for these rail car operators? Give us a call and find out.