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Hapman APPLICATION REVIEW Food Processor

Overcoming the Challenges of Handling Salt 
in Bulk - The Moisture Absorbing Nature of Salt
 
Italian Food Processor Expands Pasta Line
Purchasing in bulk bags or FIBC’s is a cost effective way
for most process manufacturers to buy dry bulk materials.
The cost of the material per pound is typically less when
buying in bulk, storage of raw material requires less floor
space, and the handling of bulk bags is more efficient by
using fork lifts and bag unloading stations as opposed to
operators manually dumping smaller bags into dump sta-
tions or hoppers. Some materials can cause unexpected
challenges when purchasing in bulk however. The molecu-
lar construction of the dry material and its ability to
attract moisture from the air and become compacted can
create issues for processors. Salt is a compound mineral
that can be hygroscopic in some forms resulting in caking
and clumping (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt).