Industries that serve human consumption, including Food, Beverage, and pharmaceuticals, understand the critical importance of minimizing contamination risks to the lowest possible level.

Silicone Engineering receives inquiries from companies operating in process lead industries seeking assistance in mitigating the potential hazards of rubber sealing particles infiltrating their production lines. The leading causes of such contamination are wear and tear and natural degradation resulting from the prolonged use of the equipment.

THE OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGE: Producing a filter to reduce contamination

An established food processing manufacturer contacted Silicone Engineering to help update their processing machinery. The company had recently won a new contract to produce a new machine to process and package sweets on behalf of a large confectionery company.

To fulfil the conditions of the new business, the company needed to update its processes to ensure the sweet products were contamination-free and safe to consume.

THE SOLUTION:  metectSil™ XS Blue Solid Sheeting

The application entailed using solid silicone sheeting as a filtering flab to distribute sweets through the processing machine. Our innovation team suggested using metectSil™ XS per the drawing specifications the company submitted.

With four different variants of the metectSil™ grades available, XS was chosen as it offers the strongest possibility of contamination detection for the magnetic detection systems at the end of the processing line.

The company had been searching for a solution for a while before approaching Silicone Engineering. Time became a pressing issue as they approached their projected manufacturing start time.

The production required the parts very urgently. Our manufacturing, scheduling and dispatch teams were able to process the request very quickly and subsequently arranged delivery before the deadline, much to the customer’s delight.

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Additionally, you can click here Food and Beverage to explore further silicone applications we provide within this industry.

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