How Urethane Optimizes the Food Manufacturing Process

Learn about how one of the most versatile industrial materials is especially valuable to food processing.

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Cast urethane is one of the most versatile materials on the market.

Its incredible versatility allows for use in a variety of industries, one of which being food processing.

Urethane offers incomparable resiliency, cut resistance, and gripping properties, making it the perfect material for compliance rollers and other conveyor parts needed for use in different production environments.

FDA wet urethane parts

Dry and wet production environments have a variety of FDA standards. In environments where fish and meat products are carried on a conveyor, an FDA wet application is used.

These urethane parts must adhere to different standards than dry parts, and if the parts will have constant contact with aqueous or fatty foods, testing will be required.

FDA dry urethane parts

In the food processing industry, carriers that move dry products like rice or sugar are required to utilize FDA dry application parts.

These parts are intended for contact with large quantities of dry food that don’t have free surface oils or fats. 

Advantages of cast urethane for food manufacturing

Cast urethane offers endless benefits. In the food manufacturing industry specifically, its key benefits are:

  • Its ability to adjust to various sizes and move food along the production line safely
  • Simple cleaning process
  • Decreased downtime and product contamination
  • Quietness when compared to metal
  • Longer lifespan than rubber or plastic
  • Reduction in damage and product loss

Mark Tool & Rubber manufactures urethane conveyor systems, seals, hoses, tubing, gaskets, and more for both dry and wet applications. By trusting us with your parts, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that our products will always comply with FDA production standards. Contact us today to request a quote!

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