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Metal detectable plastics | Ensinger

Metal detectable plastics

Metal detectable plastics The detection of foreign bodies during processing and packaging of food, plays a fundamental role in ensuring safety, quality and in avoiding the possibility of plastic contamination in food. Can metal detectors detect plastic is a question more Engineers in the food industry have begun to us. In response to this need, we offer a range of compliant materials and in an ID (metal detectable plastic) and UD (ultra-detectable plastic) series, both of which are specially designed for the food industry. All food grade plastics from the ID series are produced by adding a metal detectable additive. This ensures that any plastic fragment can be identified rapidly using a standard metal detector present in the line, should there be breakage of a component made of one of these materials during production. Additionally, the blue coloration of the helps to facilitate optical detection by the operator if this type of detection system is in use.