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Food Processing Applications

Food Processing

E. Jordan Brookes offers a wide range of materials that addresses the industry’s need for improved efficiency and performance in Food Processing and Packaging Equipment. Since environments vary widely, it is important to understand the key performance requirements of each application in order to select the best combination of material physical properties. Continuous service temperature is a key property to consider, however other important characteristics include wear, chemical resistance, impact and abrasion resistance, dimensional stability, as well as meeting regulatory requirements.

Scraper Blade
Problem
Dairy nickel and stainless blades were costly and expensive to fabricate.
Solution
Acetron® GP POM-C porosity-free POM-Cplate is machined into scraper blades used in commercial ice cream manufacture.
Benefits
The porosity-free Acetron® GP POM-C blades are easily cleaned and do not entrap dirt or bacteria. The low stress level of Acetron® GP POM-C means parts that are machined flat, stay flat.
Bearing
Problem
Specialty metals and low-tech plastics don't perform well in some moist environments.
Solution
Acetron® AF Blend POM-H excels in moist applications and offers longer part life.
Benefits
Acetron® AF Blend POM-H has a lower coefficient of friction than unfilled acetal and lasts longer in most applications. It offers good stability and chemical resistance.
Gear
Problem
Clean In Place (CIP) equipment cleaning is a challenge for many metal gears.
Solution
Acetron® GP POM-C gears are easily fabricated and stand up to repeated cleaning cycles.
Benefits
Acetron® GP POM-C's excellent chemical resistance, low internal stress and dimensional stability add up to better performance particularly in food processing and packaging applications.
Valve
Problem
Various materials were being used in a food filling line.
Solution
Standardizing on Ertalyte PET-P helped the manufacturer broaden the reach of their product by offering greater accuracy and higher performance.
Benefits
Ertalyte is very dimensionally stable and extremely resistant to moisture. These properties, combined with good chemical resistance gave the manufacturer a system-wide solution.
Bearing
Problem
A food manufacturer was tired of costly wear of stainless steel parts.
Solution
PET bearings replaced stainless parts that caused contamination and required frequent maintenance.
Benefits
FDA compliant PET wears well against other plastics and metals. Its solid lubricant reduces noise and lasts longer than unfilled materials.
Bearing
Problem
A manufacturer of food processing equipment needed a material that could withstand aggressive wash down cycles and perform without lubrication.
Solution
Techtron HPV was used as a bearing in this new unit that offered a more compact, less complicated design that was capable of higher speed and greater output.
Benefits
In the past only exotic materials would have worked in this elevated temperature application where lubrication wasn't possible and chemicals were present during cleaning. Techtron HPV PPS combines the chemical resistance of PPS with the wear resistance and performance of premium bearing materials.

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