Detectable compounds – so that nothing escapes you
The food industry uses a great quantity of stainless steel – but to an ever-increasing extent plastic – for containers, moulds, housings, machinery parts, wipers, tools and other parts. These components do not always come into direct contact with the food but, when damaged, might contaminate the food in fragments of different sizes. Carelessness also repeatedly leads to tools getting into food.
This is what has led to the demand for any tools used to be detectable. Conformity to the valid regulations for materials and articles in the food sector is also necessary, e.g. EU 10/2011. Migrations limits in accordance with EN 1186 also have to be observed.
Detectable LUVOCOM® high-performance compounds offer a broad range of tailor-made solutions for these special requirements. All the versions supplied are easy to process and are characterized by the attractive surface of the finished components. Segregation of the additives is ruled out. Pigmentations are possible in numerous colour shades.
In the food industry this makes it possible to ensure a clear visual distinction from the foodstuffs being processed. Various shades of blue are frequently used because food rarely tends to exhibit this colour.
Detectable LUVOCOM® compounds
The range of detectable LUVOCOM® high-performance compounds is wide: from PE, PP, PA, POM to PES and PEEK, practically all thermoplastic materials can be supplied with this characteristic.
Selection of some detectable LUVOCOM® compounds
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