Contribution of maintenance with a sustainable approach to quality control in the plastic industry

  • Marian Pérez-Pérez Dpto. de Ingeniería Industrial. Universidad de Holguín. Cuba
  • Ángel Tomás Pérez-Rodríguez Dpto. de Química. Universidad de Holguín. Cuba
  • Estrella María de la Paz-Martínez Dpto. de Educación de Postgrado. Universidad Central "Marta Abreu" de Las Villas. Cuba
Keywords: maintenance with a sustainable approach; quality; plastics industry; SMES.


The production of plastics in Cuba at an industrial scale has increased, also developing the transformation of these materials by hand. The workers in this productive sector do not have the theoretical tools necessary to optimally carry out the operations related to the transformation of polymers, nor do they adequately carry out maintenance, which has a negative impact on their management. The purpose of the work is to design a procedure for the implementation of maintenance with a sustainable approach in small and medium-sized plastic transformation companies, which contributes to improving the quality of production. For this purpose, controls were carried out in the production process with statistical tools, collecting the information that would allow the structuring of the necessary documentation, using the ISO 9001: 2015 standard and designing management indicators to obtain a trend in the quality of the extrusion process. The importance of maintenance with a sustainability approach is demonstrated as it not only contributes to quality in the transformation of plastics, but also allows solutions to be implemented to obtain economic, environmental and social improvements in this industry.


1. PANDEY, D., KULKARNI, M. S., & VRAT, P. A methodology for joint optimization for maintenance planning, process quality and production scheduling. Computers & Industrial Engineering.2011, 61, 1098–1106.[Consultado 15 septiembre 2020].doi:doi:10.1016/j.cie.2011.06.023
2. INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR STANDARDIZATION. ISO 9001:2015 Gestión de la Calidad. Ginebra, Suiza. 2015.
3. TRABA, L. A., BARLETTA, M., & VELÁZQUEZ, J. Teoría y práctica de las organizaciones: herramientas para una gestión de calidad. 1ra ed.-Santa Fe: Ediciones UNL, 2020, pp. 235. ISBN 978-987-749-221-7
4. PÉREZ PÉREZ, M. Metodología para la formación integral del sector privado de la transformación del plástico. Tesis presentada en opción al título académico de Ingeniero Industrial. Y.Ortíz Chávez (dir.) Universidad de Holguín, Cuba, (2014).
5. GRAMANN Paul J.,DAVIS, B. A. yOSSWALD, T. A. Polymer Extrusion.5ta ed.- Hanser: Ediciones Germany, 2014,pp.943. ISBN 978-1-56990-516-6
6. KAZMER, D. A. Injection mold desing engineering. 1ra ed.- Hanser: Ediciones Germany, 2007,pp.438. ISBN 978-3-446-41266-8
7. MORA GUTIÉRREZ, A. Mantenimiento industrial efectivo. Tom I, Antioquia, Colombia: ed. Coldi, 2012, 356p. Colombia.ISBN 978-958-98902-0-2
8. FARAHANI, A., & TOHIDI, H. Integrated optimization of quality and maintenance: A literature review. Computers & Industrial Engineering. 2020, 2, 106-115.[Consultado 8abril 2020].doi:
9. KHAN, M. R. R., & DARRAB, I. A. Development of analytical relation between maintenance, quality and productivity. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering. 2010, 16(4), 341 - 353. [Consultado 19 octubre 2020].doi:
10. ARDAKAN, M. A., HAMADANI, A. Z., SIMA, M., & REIHANEH, M. A hybrid model for economic design of MEWMA control chart under maintenance policies. Int J Adv Manuf Technol. 2015, 83, 2101-2110. [Consultado 7 mayo 2020] doi:10.1007/s00170-015-7716-8
11. DUFFUAA, S. O., & BEN-DAYA, M. Improving maintenance quality using SPC tools. Journal of Quality in Maintenance Engineering. 1995, 1(2), 25-33. [Consultado 22 de marzo 2020].doi:
12. SILVA GONÇALVES, M., & MIL-HOMENS DOS SANTOS, F. Energy management system ISO 50001:2011 and energy management for sustainable development.Energy Policy. 2019, 133, 148-162. [Consultado 9 de julio 2020]. doi:
13. KENT, R. Quality Management in Plastics Processing. Strategies, targets, techniques and tools, Tom I, 2da ed., United States: ed. Elsiever, 2016, 370p. ISBN: 978-0-0-8102-082- 1
14. ORREGO BARRERA, J. C. Análisis de criticidad. Calidad y Mejora Continua. 2018, 12(5), 26-30. [Consultado 28 de julio 2020].
How to Cite
Pérez-Pérez, M., Pérez-Rodríguez, Ángel T., & Paz-Martínez, E. M. de la. (2021). Contribution of maintenance with a sustainable approach to quality control in the plastic industry. Chemical Technology, 41(1), 232-251. Retrieved from