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.

27 Apr 2016

Röchling Puts Plant Expansion in Wackersdorf Into Operation

Managing Director Robert Eimer, CEO Röchling Automotive Erwin Doll, Executive Vice President COO Andrea Rocca, Plant Manager Karl-Heinz Blöth, Executive Vice President CFO Steffen Rowold, Mayor Thomas Falter and Managing Eveyln Thome (from the left) cut the tape for the opening of the new production hall at Röchling Automotive in Wackersdorf

Röchling has completed the expansion of its location in Wackersdorf faster than planned.

18 Apr 2016

Röchling Automotive receive Automotive News PACE Award

From left to right: Uwe Krueger, President and CEO - FTE Automotive, Juergen Gumbinger - General Manager, Product Quality for Audi of America, Erwin Doll - CEO Röchling Automotive

Röchling Automotive celebrates being named a "2016 Automotive News PACE Award" finalist, and...

18 Jan 2016

A Change at the Röchling Group

As of June 1, 2016, Ludger Bartels will become the new Chief Executive Officer at Röchling - Georg...

2 Dec 2015

WAK Awards the “Röchling Special Prize” for the First Time

Awarded the “Röchling Special Prize” for the first time: Graduate Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) Mario Frericks (Röchling, l.) presents the prize to Dr. Andreas Neuß (second from l.), together with Engineering Prof. (Dr.-Ing.) Christian Hopmann, RWTH Aachen University, Institute of Plastics Processing, and Engineering Prof. (Dr.-Ing. habil Prof. E.h. Dr. h.c.) Werner Hufenbach, Dresden University of Technology. (Picture: Ines Escherich Fotografie, Chemnitz)

The Scientific Alliance of the University Professors of Plastics Technology (WAK) gives awards for...


Fairs & Exhibitions

CWIEME

Berlin, Germany
10. - 12.05.2016
Our company on the exhibition:

Röchling Engineering Plastics SE & Co. KG

Hall/Booth: Hall 4.2, Stand A21
Röchling shows materials for electrical insulation: Durostone® wound rings and profiles, Lignostone® Transformerwood® and Trafoboard®. 

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