Food Handling & Equipment
Plastics are an ideal material for use in food processing and handling equipment. They exhibit excellent heat resistance and can be heated and cooled repeatedly without degrading, allowing for cleaning and sterilization. Plastic materials can also handle CIP (clean in place) and SIP (sanitize in place) chemicals for efficient methods of cleaning. In addition, they are water and corrosion resistant, providing long life and continued high performance for processing vessels, feeders and conveyors. Plastics will continue to perform well in harsh processing environments without affecting food taste or appearance, making them a popular material for high volume food processing and handling equipment.
Plastic materials are used to manufacture many parts and components for processing equipment. They are ideal for equipment that must be disinfected and sterilized, such as:
- Tank liners
- Machine guards
- Thermoformed machine housings
- Feed screws
- Conveyor parts
- Guide rails
Commonly used plastic materials for food handling include:
Some of the newer plastics are radiation-resistant, and can be used for processes that require irradiation. Molded and machined 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 processing environments. We offer a full inventory of FDA, USDA and 3A-Dairy compliant plastic materials.
We offer custom manufacturing services and can manufacture your plastic part or component in our fully equipped machine shop and fabrication facility. We specialize in machining and fabricating plastic parts, and have the expertise to manufacture the large parts required for food and beverage handling applications.
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