Each year, February 14th is a date celebrated in many countries worldwide, and in the USA and parts of Europe, it’s known as Valentine’s Day. In other areas of the world, it’s known by names such as Día de los Enamorados (Latin America), Día dos Namorados (Brazil), Valentinsdag (Denmark & Norway), Araw ng mga Puso (Philippines), and Lovers’ Festival (China) with each country having their own traditions.
In 18th-century England, Valentine’s Day grew into an occasion where couples expressed their love for each other, and the ritual of presenting flowers, offering candy and chocolates, and greeting cards (known as “valentines”) was born. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Here in the USA, traditional greeting cards are mailed to friends, family, and loved ones to celebrate the holiday. Over 190 million greeting cards in envelopes will be exchanged during Valentine’s Day, costing around $1.3 billion.
One of FS-Elliott’s P500 installations helps a large producer of paper products make various envelopes of all sizes and colors needed to mail our Valentines! They use our ISO 8573-1 Class 0 oil-free air from this P500 to ensure the cleanest air is used in their papermaking operation.
The papermaking industry relies heavily on oil-free air compressors to keep up with production schedules and large demands. These high-quality and reliable compressors are needed to operate plants at maximum efficiency. By utilizing oil-free air compressors, manufacturers can drastically cut down on CO2 emission, high operating temperatures, poor moisture control, and energy usage.
The envelope-making process utilizes cutting dyes to cut the paper into precise envelope sizes while compressed air pushes the paper on a conveyor belt for the envelope flaps to be scored, folded, and glued. Finally, the finished envelopes are counted, sorted, and shipped all over the world to ensure that our greeting cards and letters are mailed to our loved ones in time for the holiday!
Oil-free compressed air systems are critical to the pulp and paper industry. To learn more about compressed air systems and producing paper products, locate and contact your channel partner at https://www.fs-elliott.com/channel-partner-locator.