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.

24 May 2016

Röchling Puts Plant Expansion in Koprivnice Into Operation

The expansion of the location in Koprivnice was successfully completed.

11 May 2016

Röchling Lays the Foundation for a New Technology Center in Worms

At a groundbreaking ceremony the foundation stone for the new Technical Center Worms was laid.

4 May 2016

Röchling Automotive Commissions First Plant in Mexico

Opening ceremony in Silao, Mexico with the Governor Miguel Marquez  and the Mayor Juan Antonio Morales Maciel.

The new spaces, warehouses and production facilities in Silao/Mexico were commissioned.

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.


Fairs & Exhibitions

Elektro Moscow

Moscow, Russia
06. - 09.06.2016
Our company on the exhibition:

Röchling Engineering Plastics SE & Co. KG

Hall/Booth: Hall 8.2 B25
Röchling shows materials for electrical insulation: Durostone® wound rings and profiles, Lignostone® Transformerwood® and Trafoboard®. 

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