The food and beverage industries help provide the basic food and beverage needs for all people. Plastics have transformed for the better how we are impacted by these industries; everything from bottles and containers to promotional, structural and mechanical usages.
Advantages of plastics
The advantages of plastics in chemical manufacturing are numerous. Plastics are much lighter than metal, which equate into better fuel economy and cheaper to manufacture parts. Additionally, the lighter weight aids in safer material handling. Plastics can be designed to be impact and dent resistant, and modified for improved strength. Corrosion resistance is one of the key advantages for the Chemical industry.
Materials Utilized Within Industry
Plastics used in the Food and Beverage industries are typically FDA, USDA, NSF, 3-A Dairy, and Canada AG compliant, including Nylon, UHMW, Teflon, PVC tube, Ultem, Acetal/Delrin, PET, Sanalite Cutting Board and Metal Detectable Plastics
This copolymer acetal grade, containing a metal detectable additive, has been specifically tailored for use in the food processing and packaging industries where it can easily be traced by the conventional metal detection systems installed to detect contamination of the foodstuffs (results may vary depending on the sensitivity of the metal detection system used). Acetron MD presents good mechanical strength, stiffness and impact strength, and it also features a food contact compliant composition.
TECAFORM™ AH ID (Metal Detectable Acetal)
TECAFORM™ AH ID is the first commercially available thermoplastic that can be detected by the standard metal detection equipment typically used in food quality inspection.
Tecaform™ Acetal Copolymer
TECAFORM™ is commonly used as bushings, rollers, wear strips and other applications requiring a combination of strength, low moisture absorption, chemical resistance and dimensional stability.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustarin H
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustarin H, Sustarin H AF and Sustarin AF - DE588.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustarin C
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustarin C, Sustarin C ESD 60, Sustarin ESD 90 and Sustarin C TF.
Cast Acrylic (Polymethyl methacrylate or PMMA)
Cell cast acrylic is a lightweight, flexible and impact resistant substitute for glass. It has better optical quality and better physical properties than extruded acrylic.
Plexiglas® Vision Acrylic Sheet
The newest innovation for overhead and rear projection screens. Keep images visible from every angle, up-close, far away, one-side or both.
Plexiglas® MC Fluorescent Color Series Acrylic Sheet
Set your displays on fire with luminescent neon colors. In normal light, the sheets glow as if illuminated from within. Add more UV light and the colors intensify.
Tecamid™ Nylon Sheets and Rods
TECAMID™ is an ideal material for metal replacement in applications whose design requirements include high strength, toughness, and weight reduction.
Rochling Sustaplast Sustamid 6G and Sustaglide
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Sustamid 6G, Sustamid 6G Blue, Sustamid 6G MoS2, Sustamid 6G OL, Sustaglide and Sustaglide Plus.