Flotronic Pumps Finishes The Job For MacDermid Canning

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MacDermid Canning produce a range of specialty products destined for a variety of applications including: surface finishing processes for the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications, PCB (Printed Circuit Board) manufacturing and construction industries. Other Products include a range of synthetic lubricants and fluids for the offshore oil & gas industry and sealants & adhesives for automotive and industrial applications.

MacDermid Canning previously used electrically driven positive displacement pumps, but were increasingly concerned about system over-pressurisation, thus causing a safety hazard. Using air operated, double diaphragm pumps avoided this

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problem as the discharge pressure can never exceed the air inlet pressure, and if a valve is closed on the discharge side then they simply stall. This gave MacDermid peace of mind and a safer working environment.



  • Products include sodium & potassium hydroxide, sodium sulphates, mersol ethylan 77 and oleic acid.
  • Viscosityies up to 600 cps.
  • Flowrate 10,000 l/hr
  • Temperature ambient


  • 500 Series polyprop pumps
  • Sizes 1",11/2" & 2"
  • PTFE elastomers
  • CSG



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