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The use of fluoroplastics in the food and drink industry


In the UK, the food and drink industry is by far the biggest manufacturing sector. But in a regulated and safety-conscious world, the food and drink industry must adhere to strict standards, especially relating to safety and purity. That’s where fluoroplastics come in; they are the best polymers for the food and drink manufacturing industry, ensuring the safest, most effective production workspace.

Why fluoroplastics are essential to the food and drink industry

High-performance fluoropolymers are vital for use in food and drink manufacturing applications. Setting them apart from general-purpose plastic such as PVC and PE, fluoroplastics enjoy a range of unique properties:

  • Thermal: Resistant to very low and very high working temperatures

  • Chemical: Total resistance to chemicals and solvents

  • Mechanical: Low friction, non-stick characteristics and tensile strength

  • Environmental: Resistant to weather, UV light and corrosion

  • Health: Non-toxic and high purity

PTFE, FEP and PFA bring an abundance of benefits to the food and drink production, from cooking equipment to food coverings, conveyor belt rollers, UV lamp coatings, temperature sensor casing and non-stick surface covers. Fluoroplastics keep products uncontaminated, workers safe and production running smoothly.

Fluoropolymer products used in the food and drink industry

To provide a safe and effective production workspace, a wide range of PTFE, FEP and PFA products are used in food and drink applications:

Fluoroplastic fabrications for food and drink applications

The food and drink industry also benefits from the use of custom fabrications. Manufactured specifically to the customer’s design requirements, fluoropolymers can be manipulated to create complex three dimensional profiles:

Using thermoforming, vacuum forming, welding and flanging processing techniques, almost any custom product in PTFE, FEP and PFA can be produced in any size and in any shape.​​​​​

Here at Adtech, we are specialists in delivering innovative fluoropolymer solutions for your technical applications. Find out more about Fluoroplastics and the Food and Drink Industry.

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