Food Processing and Handling
Plastics are an ideal material for use in food processing and handling equipment. Plastics play a key role in mixing, cooking, packaging, and transportation of all types of food. Most plastics can be heated or cooled repeatedly without affecting food taste or appearance allowing for cleaning and sterilization. Most plastics also perform well in harsh processing environments, making them a popular material for high volume food processing and handling equipment. We offer a full inventory of FDA, USDA and 3A-Dairy compliant plastic materials. Bearing or load surfaces made from certain plastics will not introduce dangerous shavings and require no lubrication. Some of the newer plastics are radiation-resistant and can be used for processes that require irradiation. X-Ray detectable plastics now offer solutions to reduce risks associated with contamination. Plastic components are used for gears, sprockets, bearings, gaskets, seals, and other components that require exact intricate shapes, and that must perform in high volume food and beverage processing environments.