SteriTouch brings detectable properties to food processing equipment
Antimicrobial brand SteriTouch has launched a new detectable additive range for the food processing sector.
The Scopic brand of masterbatches and compounds provide metal and X-Ray detectable qualities to conveyor belt material and other food handling consumables by incorporation at manufacturing stage into polymers, rubber and composite materials, as well as coatings.
Metal and X-Ray detectable additives are used widely throughout the food industry, to impart properties into plastic and rubber products which enable them to be identified, should any fragment reach the production line. Typically, detectability can be seen throughout the polymer down to a few millimetres.
Detectable compounds can also include an antimicrobial from SteriTouch, which provides lifelong antibacterial properties to any material. SteriTouch additives will reduce the risk of cross contamination from bacteria such as E.Coli, Listeria and Salmonella, and are ideal for use in hygienic sectors such as food processing.
Facilities at the SteriTouch’s site in South Wales include tensile, impact and environmental testing, along with metal detection equipment. Research and development work is carried out in-house, including moulding and extrusion. With this in-house technical expertise, many complex material issues can be overcome, such as UV stability and brittleness