Detectable plastics in the food industry

Detectable plastics: With its SUSTARIN® C MDT and Polystone® M MDT materials, Röchling offers plastics that can also be traced with the usual metal detectors.

Detectable plastics: With its SUSTARIN® C MDT and Polystone® M MDT materials, Röchling offers plastics that can also be traced with the usual metal detectors.

14 Dec 2012

Plastics in the production of pizza, bread, etc.

The overwhelming majority of our food is produced using industrial equipment. This means that pizzas, chicken wings and baked goods go through various production steps on complex machinery. Defects in this machinery can cause the food to become inadvertently contaminated with metal parts, for instance. If these are not discovered, the health of consumers may be put at risk and products may need to be recalled. With its SUSTARIN® C MDT and Polystone® M MDT materials, Röchling offers plastics that can also be traced with the usual metal detectors.

The effects of food product recalls can be both very costly and extremely unpleasant for a producer, including possible damage to health, claims for compensation and high costs of product recalls, bad publicity and, not least, a loss of customers. To prevent this, metal detectors are used in production lines. They can detect any contamination of the food with metal parts.

From pizzas to chocolate bars

Plastics are now part and parcel of production facilities in the food industry. They are used for all kinds of product, from pizzas through baked goods, poultry and meat to sweets. Because food producers cannot make any compromises when it comes to the quality of their products, the feasibility of plastics that can be detected with the existing metal detectors was explored.

Detectors detect plastics

In SUSTARIN® C MDT (POM C) and Polystone® M MDT (PE-UHMW), Röchling markets plastics that can be identified by metal detectors. In addition, Röchling is one of the first manufacturers in the world to offer industrial plastics – Polystone® M XDT (PE-UHMW), SUSTARIN® C XDT (POM-C) and SUSTAPEEK XDT (PEEK) – that have been developed specially for detection by x-ray in the food industry. Patents for the XDT products are pending.

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Fairs & Exhibitions

WindEnergy Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany
27. - 30.09.2016
Our company on the exhibition:

Röchling Engineering Plastics SE & Co. KG

Hall/Booth: Hall B7, Stand 421

At WindEnergy Hamburg fair, parts made of reinforced plastics (glass fibre and carbon fibre) for rotor blades, platforms and electrical insulation will be on display. Further, we'll show sliding pads made of thermoplastics.

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CPhl Wordwide/InnoPack

Barcelona, Spain
04. - 06.10.2016
Our company on the exhibition:

HPT Hochwertige Pharmatechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Hall/Booth: Hall 2, Stand 2P37

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Engineering Design Show

Coventry, UK
19. - 20.10.2016
Our company on the exhibition:

Röchling Engineering Plastics (UK) Ltd

Hall/Booth: Stand D55

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