York, United Kingdom, October 24, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The food industry needs to handle many ingredients of which several are powders. Specific preparation processes require that these powders are passed through sieve systems.
The efficient working of these sieves can be directly related to the proper cleaning of the mesh surface.
Cleaning this equipment can be a challenge especially if the use of liquid is limited. A popular method is to use plastic or rubber balls in the screening systems to release powders that have adhered or clumped.
These balls are then subject to wear and tear and any break-up may result in product contamination.
“We were approached by a food processor about three months ago,” said Detectamet’s CEO Sean Smith, “and we have been working toward bringing these to market as soon as possible.”
To reduce the risk of such contamination Detectamet is now offering a new range of sifter cleaning balls made with the company’s detectable plastic polymer. The balls are available in a range of sizes to fit any sifting application. These Sifter balls will work inside screen decks to prevent the clogging which leads to a loss in sifter capacity along with an increase in sifter tailings or overs.
The Balls hardness measure is 80 on the Shore Durometer and the range of sizes starts at 11mm (7/16”) and cover several sizes up to 250mm (10“).
“Our products detectability has been proven time and again, and they have been tested against the FDA and EU regulations for plastics in contact with food,” Sean explained.
The requirement for tools and equipment with proven metal and X-ray detectability has been increasing in the food industry with every inspection and audit. Detectamet’s special polymers are being incorporated into the production of more and more items destined for use in food processing.
The company’s CEO observed, “The use of Detectamet’s products are seen by some as a demonstration of the Food Safety Culture pervading a food production company.”