Material conditioning

hygroskopic material

Why material conditioning?

The optimal use of the material to be processed is an often unexploited opportunity to maximize a company's profits.
This applies in particular to hygroscopic materials that are in contact with the environment in terms of their moisture content. This means: if the ambient air is too dry, the material releases moisture into the air, if the ambient air is too humid, the material absorbs moisture from the air.

The changed moisture content changes the consistency of the material and thus the processing quality. Apart from the fact that the consistency of the material has an impact on the manufacturing process, the motto is: the more precise and difficult the material has to be processed, the more noticeable the influence of the ambient humidity.




At the same time, it must be remembered that room humidity not only affects the material during processing - even during storage, incorrect room humidity can damage the product or have a negative impact on the quality of the material.

In the timber industry, for example, ambient air that is too humid promotes mold growth or pest infestation. However, if the ambient air is too dry, the material becomes fragile, brittle and loses its flexibility.

Increase your profit

Knowing about the effects of humidity can be used to the benefit of the company by conditioning the material to be processed via regulated humidity in the production and storage rooms. It is important to consciously keep the moisture content of the material at an optimal level and thereby prevent production errors, material waste and production downtimes.