The automotive industry relies heavily on induction sealing to keep lubricants, oils, and additives from leaking, or from contaminating the material handling process. Automotive chemicals contain aggressive solvents, plasticizers, and other chemicals that can cause damage if they spill. Some common automotive chemicals that benefit from an induction seal include:
- Motor oil
- Brake fluid
- Automotive transmission fluid
- Car wash soaps
- Tire Sealants
- Windshield washer fluid
- Power steering fluid
- Engine Additives
- Fuel Additives
Proper automotive packaging with an induction cap sealer will keep these products safely and tightly sealed, preventing leaks of any kind. Without induction bottle sealing, chemicals can leak during transport and distribution, damaging packaging and other products in transit and even leading to shipments being denied upon receipt. Worse, without proper automotive fluid sealing, end consumers could even be exposed to dangerous automotive chemicals, creating a safety hazard.
Typical automotive chemicals that are, or may be, induction sealed. Pillar induction sealing technologies are capable of sealing these products at the highest production speeds.
In addition, the induction cap sealer creates an airtight hermetic seal that prevents the entry of oxygen or other substances which can degrade the product. This ensures product quality, leading to greater satisfaction for end consumers.
Increasingly, brands are adopting unique caps which are longer length than a typical flat cap. While these designs enable brands to adopt flexible packaging for liquids, typical flat sealing coils will fail in these applications. Consider Pillar’s Infinity tunnel coil, which can be adjusted to accommodate various cap diameters and dispensing designs. Our Infinity coil is trusted by major automotive manufacturers to seal their products, such as Valvoline, who used our Infinity tunnel coil to seal their gear oil in a standup pouch.
Induction sealing can also be used to create tamper evident seals, to ensure the product arrives to the consumer the same as it left the factory. It can provide anti-counterfeiting measures, ensuring consumers always know they have the real thing.
Pillar Technologies provides automotive chemical sealing solutions that will securely protect your product from damage or tampering, and protect end users from spills and contamination.
How do Pillar induction sealers work?
Induction sealing technology was first patented in 1960, and the technology has continued to advance since then. However, the basic process remains the same, and it’s fairly simple and elegant.
Generally, an automotive chemical induction seal has four parts: the backing, the foil, the barrier layer, and the heat seal. After a bottle is filled, the cap is applied with these four layers already inside. The induction sealer applies electromagnetic energy, causing the foil liner to heat up. This in turn melts the heat seal, and as it cools, it adheres to the bottle.
This creates a strong, dependable induction seal that’s ideal for automotive chemical sealing. In addition to strong and dependable sealing, manufacturing automotive chemicals requires high throughput, with typical lines running 80 to 120 per minute. That requires an induction sealer that can keep up with your production line. Pillar Technologies' iFoiler induction sealer is ideal for this, providing consistent high speed and high quality performance.
Quality control is also essential, and having a system in place to ensure every container is properly sealed can greatly improve quality control. A Pillar bottle and cap detection system will do just that, greatly reducing the chances of shipping an unsealed product.
The system is built with a photoelectric emitter and receiver which checks for the presence of a cap and bottle. This triggers the laser sensor and foil sensor to perform their designated quality checks. If a loose cap or missing foil causes a no-seal condition, the reject mechanism physically removes the faulty bottle from the bottling line.
Pillar Tech induction sealers are trusted by major manufacturers for high quality automotive fluid sealing at the highest speeds. If you want to join the thousands of companies that use Pillar induction sealers, contact us or request a quote today.