Case Study: Tupperware

Case Study: Tupperware


Tupperware, founded in 1948, manufactures home product lines that include preparation, storage and containment for the home & kitchen. They have more than 13,500 employees, 1.9 million direct salespeople on contract in over 100 countries. They have 13 manufacturing facilities around the world including Mexico City.


Tupperware uses a lot of water to cool their molds, run machinery and to operate their open-loop cooling tower. Tupperware’s busy plant in Mexico City was using chemicals to combat the limescale issues without much success. Scaling was still an issue in the cooling tower, chiller and pipes.


Commercial ScaleBlaster systems were installed on the cooling process line and one on the incoming main water supply line.


September 1998


Within 45 days, Tupperware started noticing the limescale issues decrease and a lot of scale started to fall from the piping system. The same effect happened in the cooling systems from the molds and the water loop from the injection machines. Tupperware was pleased to be able to eliminate some of their chemicals and acids that were corroding their molds. The system paid for itself in no time at all with savings in the chemicals, maintenance, downtime and by extending the life expectancy of the capital equipment.