Plastics for the food and beverage industries

Are you in the food processing industry? We can make food-approved plastics for you. We have an elite-smiley in food contact materials (FCMs). This is your assurance for the relevant documentation and approvals that we provide as a supplier of raw materials and processing.
Dispensing screws and side bars in plastic in a food manufacturing equipment

Today it is hard to imagine producing and selling food without the use of plastics. Plastic is used to produce the mechanical components, wear parts and screens used in and around the food industry's production equipment.

 

Machine parts such as swing arms, dispensers, knuckle pulleys, scale pans, toothed wheel – all produced in plastics.


We have significant capacity and knowledge of processing plastic parts and machine parts for use in food processing machines and production facilities.

 

We manufacture machine parts in plastic for machinery and plant that processes both frozen and fresh foods. Our plastic parts are manufactured in food-approved material.

 

Plastic is increasingly indispensable in the food and beverage industries, and not without reason. The advantages of plastic compared with steel and aluminium are such qualities as:

 

  • 100 % food-approved material
  • Low bulk density
  • Low friction
  • Self-lubricating properties
  • Short production processes

 

All plastics produced for the food and beverage industries are customer-specific and are made according to your requirements and specifications – irrespective of whether you need one, or several thousand items.

CNC milling mill a part in white plastic with many holes

CNC-processing methods for food-approved plastic


CNC milling and turning are generally considered to be processes that have no impact on the plastic's effect on foods. Plastics made from food-approved plastic sheets and rods using CNC processing can therefore be used in contact with food without the need for a separate certificate.

 

Since we process plastics as a run-of-the-mill activity, we do not need lubricating agents. Cooling is by air alone. This means our production and your blanks are clean when you receive them.

Sheets of PTFE plastic at Induflex's inventory in Støvring

Materials for the food and beverage industries


The various types of plastic afford their particular advantages with respect to the food industry and food production.

 

  • PEHD500 / PEHD1000 are fantastic with respect to wear when water or sand are used. Perhaps these are the most widespread plastics to be used in the food sector, not least due to their excellent properties.
  • Polyamide (nylon) is a tough material that can withstand extreme loads and pressure.
  • POM has a short process time to production and can cope with high loads.
  • PTFE (Teflon®) is a relatively soft plastic with extreme friction.
  • PEEK has good mechanical properties and a good thermal stability. It can handle high temperatures up to 250 ⁰C
  • PVDF is especially fit for hygienic environments like the healthcare or the dairy industry

 

Learn more about food-approved materials in our technical brochure.

 

Read our technical brochure

 

The choice of plastic when making machine parts for food processing is not a random one. It is important to choose the right plastic for the task at hand. Take advantage of our experience and the advice we can give you. We have materials to suit most jobs.

 

Our materials fulfil technical requirements such as:

 

  • Traceability, either visual or with a metal detector
  • Salt water and sand
  • Cleaning with chemicals or steam
  • Vegetable oils
  • High and low temperatures

 

Read more about the various plastics in our table of plastics.

 

Read plastic table

CNC turning machine turning a plastic part in white plastic approved for use in food processing
Parallel mechanism in black POM plastic for food production

Find a supplier with the right approvals


All plastic that comes into direct contact with food must be food-approved and traceable.

 

Since 2011, Induflex has been approved as a supplier of plastics for plastic components destined for the food and beverage industries. If we act as your supplier and processor of raw materials, you can rest assured that the relevant documentation and approvals will be in place.

 

Food-approved plastics from Induflex are traceable not only to the appropriate raw material manufacturer; our system, which uses QR tracing codes allows for the material to be traced back to the individual raw material sheet or rod and the batch from which it came.

 

Read more about FCM standards and see our latest inspection reports here.

 

Want to know more about plastic parts in the food industry? We are ready to help you.

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Converting to plastics

Did you know that there are advantages to choosing plastic as an alternative to wood, steel, or metal?

Induflex's industry technician deburring a turned part with four holes in white POM

Find the right material for your project

Find the right material for your project

Plastic rods in black POM at Induflex's inventory in Støvring

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Technical plastics with a high wear resistance

Samples of PEHD plastics in blue, green, red, white and yellow colours

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A salesperson shows a machine part in plastic for a customer at Induflex