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MAKING THE GRADE IN FOOD CONTACT APPLICATIONS

High performance materials designed for regulated food contact environments. Enhancing productivity, increasing component lifetime and cost down.

With increasing demands around health and safety legislation, hygiene and productivity, the pressures being faced by food and beverage manufacturing equipment companies are mounting. Victrex has been helping food manufacturing companies work with thermoplastics for more than two decades. Delivering high performance solutions that can improve the reliability, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of food contact components, to help solve current challenges in processes from milling and mixing, to boiling, frying and freezing.
The inefficiencies inherent with many existing food and beverage manufacturing practices and components often mean that a diverse range of costly and complex challenges must be overcome to ensure production can reach and maintain optimum efficiency at the lowest possible lifetime cost.
From the smallest components to whole processes, regulatory approved Victrex PEEK-based solutions are used throughout the food, beverage and water contact world. These solutions can help to reduce component costs – for example through replacing metal components with the mass production of complex, resilient, injection-moulded components that require no further processing or machining.
Victrex can give you a range of options that will help you reduce the impact of the major challenges affecting the market today. Proving that less is more
STRONG
Excellent strength, dimensional stability and stiffness as well as long-term creep and fatigue properties Allowing continuous operation in temperatures of 260°C and up to 300°C for short-term usage
TOUGH
Resistant to aggressive cleaning agents and processes, insoluble in all common solvents
WEAR
High abrasion and cut through resistance combined with a low friction coefficient
VICTREX™ PEEK polymers
One of the highest performing polymers in the world, regulatory approved VICTREX PEEK is ideally suited to meet extreme and demanding environments. Whilst alternative materials can meet some needs, PEEK supports multiple requirements simultaneously:

Extreme-Temperature Performance – allowing continuous operation in temperatures of 260°C and up to 300°C for short-term usage

Purity – exceptional high purity

Chemical Resistance – resistant to aggressive cleaning agents and processes, insoluble in all common solvents

Mechanical Strength – excellent strength, dimensional stability and stiffness as well as long-term creep and fatigue properties

Wear Properties – high abrasion and cut through resistance combined with a low friction coefficient

Light Weight – enabling reduced mass and lower energy consumption, improved efficiency and cost reduction

Regulatory Approvals – appropriate food and water certification

Environmental Friendliness – fully recyclable, halogen-free and RoHS and REACH compliant. Chemically inert to water and pressurised steam

Hydrolysis Resistance – low moisture absorption, resistant to steam, with low permeability

Easy Processing – 1-shot injection moulding process allows for optimised part design and eliminates the need for secondary processing steps and saves labour, space, machine invest

Electrical Properties – maintained over a wide frequency and temperature range, improved dielectric strength vs. PI/PTFE

Which PEEK is right for your application?

What are the Food Contact challenges you are facing?

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EXPERIENCE

Victrex works with a wide spectrum of food and beverage customers to solve complex challenges and provide certified food contact materials for the most exacting conditions. From cereal conveyor systems and power unit engines, to cutter tool manufacturers in confectionery production. From drinks production component providers to industrial cleaning equipment manufacturers. We are helping to upgrade performance, efficiency and cost-effectiveness in demanding food grade environments.

We uniquely solve complex design challenges with PEEK-based solutions, driving performance up and costs down. We keep your equipment working overtime, so you don’t have to .


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