Metal Detectable Plastics comply with FDA standards.
June 3, 2011 -
Suitable for replacing metal parts that are currently fabricated, Acetal Polymer is machinable, dimensionally stable, and color-coded in bright blue tint. Typical applications include conveyor belt links or pins, food processing parts, and threaded components. With impact strength and no moisture absorption properties, UHMW Polyethylene is designed primarily for food processing industry. Both metal-detectable plastics are available in 1/8-8 in. diameter rods and 3/8-8 in. thick sheets.
(Archive News Story - Products mentioned in this Archive News Story may or may not be available from the manufacturer.)
|Original Press Release |
Emco Industrial Plastics, Inc.
99 Commerce Rd., P.O. Box 2503
Cedar Grove, NJ, 07009
2 New F.D.A. Compliant Metal Detectable Plastics are Now Available at EMCO Plastics
If you are involved with food processing or packaging, Emco can help with two new materials. The first is a metal detectable grade of Acetal. Acetal (POM) polymer has superb inherent mechanical properties in respect of dimensional stability, strength, stiffness and low wear characteristics. Acetal is suitable for replacing metal parts that are currently fabricated. This new metal detectable grade is color coded in a bright blue tint, it is F.D.A. compliant and remains easy to machine and is dimensionally stable. The product is easily sensed by standard metal detectors and is available in rod form 1/8" to 8" in diameter and sheet thickness from 3/8" to 8". Some typical applications are conveyor belt links or pins, food processing fabricated parts, scrapers, spatulas, and most threaded or turned components.
The second plastic product Emco is proud to offer is a F.D.A. compliant, metal detectable UHMW Polyethylene that has been designed primarily for the food processing industry. Since metal detectable UHMW has high impact strength and has no moisture absorption properties, it fills the food industries need for a reliable, traceable and cost-effective plastic for machined parts. It is available in rod form 1/8" to 8" in diameter and sheet thickness from 3/8" to 8". Typical applications are wear-strips, pillow blocks, guides, scraper blades and mixer components.
Contact your Emco sales rep for more information about any of the metal detectable, F.D.A. compliant plastics we carry at (800) 292-9906.