Increased demand for food quantity1
Mass production of food increases the need for equipment. In turn, food-grade materials are needed that help innovation, lower cost and ease manufacture of parts to meet the scale of equipment production.
Increasing intervention by governments
Greater compliance equals stricter controls and less choice of materials. Trusted food-grade materials that can meet more extreme processes for quality control and cleanliness are needed.
Increasing numbers of new food-types2
With more than 40 years of experience, Victrex serves a diverse range of markets and with PEEK offers proven solutions backed by unmatched knowledge and experience. Leading companies partner with Victrex using our food-grade polymer 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
FG™ series of VICTREX™ PEEK products are certified to major regional food contact regulatory standards*. Safe in the knowledge that our food-grade materials comply with the strictest regulatory requirements, the portfolio offers design freedom to product managers, designers, engineers and plant managers.
Download the VICTREX FG™ brochure here and learn how VICTREX FG™ meets the most stringent food contact material requirements of the industryDownload
Not all PEEK is the same. VICTREX FG™ food grade polymers are certified against specific food and water contact regulations. For more information and to view certificates click the link below.
Download our latest whitepaper highlighting the potential that modern food-grade materials have in helping address some of the challenges faced today by food processing and handling equipment manufacturers.Download
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, which our food-grade polymers can easily manage. The coated belts produced with our food-grade PEEK polymers 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.
Victrex provides the material data that you require when choosing a high performance polymeric solution for your next development. Click the link below to view the Technical Datasheets for the VICTREX FG™ FamilyVIEW NOW
* Specific details available upon request