Worksite Improvement Case Studies

The Semiconductor and Precision Instrument Workplace

An abrasive compound clogging inside a hose stops the production line

At a plant that manufactures silicon wafers, PVC hoses were being used to feed silica grinding powder used in their wafer grinder. But the silica powder got clogged in the hose, causing the production line to stop. The workers would use a hammer on the hose to get it running again.

They ran a trial on Toyox’s repellent TOYOFUSSO Hose. After a full month with no clogging, they closed the case. Problem solved!