Food Grade Solutions
Plastics have the ability to replace steel components in a variety of applications. Using high-performance polymers, we are able to produce parts to withstand large compressive loads, cyclic stressing, impact, shear forces and much more.
A common trait among many engineered polymers is a low coefficient of friction which allows contact among moving components with minimal wear. Specialty materials with enhanced protection against abrasion, tearing and impact provide durable and long-lasting components.
While possessing some of the same high strength characteristics as steel, polymers weigh less. By replacing components with engineered plastics you can keep the weight of your entire assembly down and can reduce the power requirements of your day to day operations.
With a large variety of engineered polymers, each with their own unique resume of characteristics and capabilities, the list of possible applications is endless. From high heat food grade material to magnetic backed polyurethanes, we have a large stock of specialized polymers.
FOOD PROCESSING COMPONENTS
As experts in engineered plastics, Plastruct Polyzone has a long history of providing machined parts, fabrications, and other engineered solutions to the food handling and processing industries. With a variety of polymers approved for food contact, but each with their own unique performance characteristics, our engineering and design team can help you choose the appropriate material to ensure a safe and contamination free environment.
Placing a polymer wear/guide rail in high traffic or high impact areas of your production assembly can be beneficial by evenly distributing unwanted energy and allowing products to travel with ease through your facility. The low-coefficient of friction allows for materials/objects to slide along with less resistance than steel which can lead to reduced power requirements. The low surface friction coupled with the high molecular weight of most engineered polymers allow for them to last longer than steel as well.
Moving fine powders such as flour can be a real challenge due to the size of the particles and how quickly a little moisture can turn it into paste or a rock like substance. Using fluidization can make moving fine powders a breeze. We supply a proprietary tortuous path polyethylene membrane that focuses air through but doesn't let the powders penetrate to the backside of the membrane. We also offer millwright services for the removal and installation of these fluid beds. All materials and hardware for the replacement beds are in stock so we can get you doing what you do best, making delicious food.