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Dust extraction for a packaging line at a sugar coated candy producer

Created Friday, October 15, 2021
customer profile and situation

Our customer is one of the largest snack food manufacturers in the world operating in over 150 countries with many well-known product brands. During 2020 they have made a large investment to expand the production facility and capabilities in Turkey. In this facility, the customer produces soft gummy sweet sugar-coated candy and the customer required an efficient and reliable dust extraction solution for a new packaging line.


Sugar is quite a challenging dust to handle due to its characteristics:

It is explosive - so it needs explosion protection and venting equipment.
Unit located inside so explosion venting needed to be safe and in line with ATEX directive.
It is sticky and abrasive - so it needs a durable filter solution.
Installation space in the production area was limited so the extraction solution needed to be compact.

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Camfil Gold Series X-Flo was selected as the optimum solution due to various factors:

Modular and compact space-saving design - able to install indoors.
Low Boy dust discharge design - easily accessible and to maintain (reduced overall height of GS unit to 3.5m)
ATEX compliance - safe flameless venting inside the building.
Baffle inlet - protects the cartridges against direct abrasion.
Gold Cone cartridge Dura-Pleat DPA antistatic media - durability and compliant for ATEX to deal with the potentially explosive dust and also release sticky dust.
Reliability & easy to operate & maintain.


The recommended extraction solution with the Gold Series dust collectors fully met the customer's requirements:

Compact space-saving extraction system which is easy to maintain.
ATEX compliance.
Improved indoor air quality & clean production facility to meet occupational health safety requirements.
Reduced annual operational costs by approximately 20%.
Smooth & reliable operation.


The Gold Series X-Flo (GSX) industrial dust collector is the industry’s best-in-class dust collection system. It’s built on 20 years of successful performance of our award-winning Gold Series system. It handles all kinds of toxic and combustible dusts and fumes, including fine, fibrous and heavy dust loads. GSX dust collectors effectively process dust while maintaining a low pressure drop. You get the maximum airflow and dust processing power for any given footprint.