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Emco Introduces F.D.A. Compliant Metal Detectable POM & UHMWPE Polymer for Food Processing

SpecialChem / Jun 20, 2011

Emco introduces two materials for food processing or packaging. The first is a metal detectable grade of Acetal. Acetal (POM) polymer has superb inherent mechanical properties in respect of dimensional stability, strength, stiffness and low wear characteristics. Acetal is suitable for replacing metal parts that are currently fabricated. This new metal detectable grade is color coded in a bright blue tint, it is F.D.A. compliant and remains easy to machine and is dimensionally stable. The product is easily sensed by standard metal detectors and is available in rod form 1/8" to 8" in diameter and sheet thickness from 3/8" to 8". Some typical applications are conveyor belt links or pins, food processing fabricated parts, scrapers, spatulas, and most threaded or turned components.

The second plastic product Emco is proud to offer is a F.D.A. compliant, metal detectable UHMW Polyethylene that has been designed primarily for the food processing industry. Since metal detectable UHMW has high impact strength and has no moisture absorption properties, it fills the food industries need for a reliable, traceable and cost-effective plastic for machined parts. It is available in rod form 1/8" to 8" in diameter and sheet thickness from 3/8" to 8". Typical applications are wear-strips, pillow blocks, guides, scraper blades and mixer components.

About Emco

As one of the leading plastics distributors in North America, Emco Industrial Plastics offers an extensive inventory of engineering, high performance, and commodity plastics. This massive selection of plastic materials includes Delrin®, Vespel®, Torlon®, Techtron®, Rulon®, Acetal, PEEK, PVDF, Ultem®, Semitron®, Macor®, Acrylic, Polycarbonates, and more, in diverse forms of sheet, rod, tube. Emco can provide certification to meet industry specific standards (MIL specs, federal specifications, AMS standards, or RoHs compliancy) to fulfill the critical needs of end-use applications.

Source: Emco


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