One of the non-negotiables in life is food. We all need food to live, so it’s important that our food processing systems are built reliable and safe. That’s why we carry a line of food-grade cast nylon plastics for use in this critical industry.
When there is a chance that your machine parts come in contact with food (such as bottling, conveyor systems, and packing systems), you want to ensure that your parts are made of food-grade material.
Why do we recommend cast nylon for food processing (aside from the fact it’s what we sell)? Food grade cast nylon has exceptional resistance to wear, abrasion, and has high impact strength (all prevalent in food processing machinery). It’s also self-lubricating, which is important for parts that are moving up to 24 hours a day. Cast nylon is also corrosion and chemical resistant, meaning your parts will last longer before they need to be replaced.
In food processing facilities, safety is always a key concern. Thankfully food-grade cast nylon plastics come in various high visibility colors for increased safety. And because it’s lightweight and food-grade materials, it makes the perfect material to use for food processing machinery parts.
Here are some of the typical applications of food-grade cast nylon plastics used in this industry:
- Wear plates
- Chain Guides
- Dough forms/Cutters
- Bumper blocks
- Wear strips
- Pulleys & Sheaves
- Conveyor chains
If you are looking to create or replace parts in for your food processing machinery, talk to the team at Nylatech who can help you select the right food-grade cast nylon plastic that’s ideal for your project.