Increased demand for food quantity1
Increasing intervention by governments
Increasingly new numbers of food-types2
With more than 40 years of experience, Victrex serves a diversified range of markets and offers proven solutions backed by unmatched knowledge and experience in PEEK. Leading companies partner with Victrex to drive new technologies and shape future performance.
To protect the consumer and implement social and environmental standards, the regulatory landscape for materials used in food, drink and potable water is becoming increasingly complex. Updated, more stringent requirements in combination with demands for improved taste experiences, longer shelf life, clean labels, product differentiation and consumer safety add further challenges, which the VICTREX PEEK food grade portfolio can help to address
VICTREX FG™ series of Victrex™ PEEK products are certified to major regional food contact regulatory standards*. Safe in the knowledge that the materials comply with the strictest regulatory requirements, the portfolio offers design freedom to product managers, designers, engineers and plant managers.
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Exposure to high temperatures invariably occurs during the processing of food as the ingredients are cooked, preserved or dried.
One manufacturer uses VICTREX™ PEEK in its range of food processing belts which are used in aggressive food cooking environments. Here, excellent wear, product release, mechanical properties and high temperature performance are required. The coated belts provide increased wear and abrasion resistance, improved cut-through resistance, increased puncture and impact resistance, as well as non-stick properties.
When these properties are combined with improved dimensional stability, resistance to oils and grease, and continuous temperature resistance up to 260°C (500°F) the belt’s life can be increased by up to 40%, reducing both downtime and maintenance costs of the line³.
The human population is rapidly expanding, the subsequent demand for food products is forecasted to increase by 70% to 2050¹. In real terms, this equates to a staggering 2.7 billion more mouths to feed in the next 30 years.
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