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
Prime LDPE 049
Machinists Tips - Milling
When face milling, use positive geometry cutter bodies. Quadrant Service & Support provides guidance when milling plastics.
TIVAR® H.O.T., UHMW Sheets, TIVAR® UHMW
Formulated -- exclusively from Quadrant EPP -- to maintain key performance properties in an extended temperature range.
TECAFORM™ SAN and TECAPRO™ SAN
TECAFORM™ and TECAPRO™ SAN provide an additional safety factor in reducing incidence of bacterial contamination.
Rochling Sustaplast Polystone
Material Properties and Machining Guidelines for Polystone® G, Polystone® P–H and Polystone® P–C
Dimensionally stable and light weight. Resistant to chemicals with stable colour.
UltraPoplin™ PES C240
UltraPoplin PES C240 is 7.1 oz. and is knitted 100% polyester with a digital coating on one side allowing for a vibrant print quality. The poplin texture has a slight stretch, making it ideal for expanding over frame systems and structure applications.
Tivar® MD UHMW-PE
Food processors and MRO Business Producers in the meat, cheese, dairy and bakery industries are continually searching for a good economical material solution where impact strength is a prime performance requirement that is detectable by existing processing line equipment.
Tivar® MD UHMW-PE offers a lightweight, chemical detectable option. It delivers increased value resulting in longer production cycles, reduced contamination of food, lower maintenance and operating costs.
Prime ABS Weather-X 200
Is an acrylic capped co-extruded ABS sheet, which can be produced as a two or three multilayer composite. The acrylic cap imparts a very high gloss, vibrant colors with superior depth of image, excellent UV protection, chemical resistance, toughness and excellent formability.