AB Carlsson & Möller has long experience of applications in the food and biotechnology areas. New EU rules which come into force 1st January 2016 will require improved traceability and EU certified materials. Carlsson & Möller already keep EU-approved materials in stock that meet the EG1935/2004EC requirements for full traceability.
Engineering plastic can withstand strong alkaline chemicals, corrosive acids, steam and hot water (for example disinfection and autoclaving). This makes the plastic very suitable for applications with extremely high hygiene standards. Furthermore our plastic material Ertacetal C, has a surface free from pores, and microscopic cracks. This reduces the risk of dirt and bacteria being trapped in the material, which makes cleaning easier.
Our materials meet international standards
Materials in contact with food or used in pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas must be classified and approved according to specific rules. These include framework EG1935/2004EC and Directive 10/2011EC *, Germany BfR, FDA Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR), ISO 10993, USP Class VI, European Pharma, EMEA and 3A-Dairy.
For both end-customers and machine suppliers, it is vital that the constituent materials are classified and approved according to the requirements. This is especially important when the machines and products are exported to international markets.
Everything Carlsson & Möller delivers, down to the smallest detail, is classified and can be supplied with certificates of origin to EN 10204.
The benefits of engineering plastic in the food industry
Magnetically detectable engineering plastics
Our magnetically detectable (MD) engineering plastics safeguard the quality of the production process and end products because any excess particles in the machinery can be captured magnetically.
MD engineering plastics are suitable for equipment in bakeries, mills, dairies, slaughterhouses and other food processes.
MD plastics meet EG1935/2004/EC.
ATEX-approved, antistatic engineering plastic
Our permanent antistatic thermoplastic has been tested and approved in accordance with the ATEX 94/9/EC directive. This is the only engineering plastic on the market that sustainably prevents the build-up of static electricity. This minimizes potential explosion risks when handling organic and synthetic materials and prevents contamination of the material. This plastic has 3A-Dairy certification and meets FDA, USDA and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines for a safe environment and clean handling and manufacturing.
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