FOOD & PHARMA

Your partner in safer processes & packaging

Our broad portfolio of food, pharma and medical compliant materials help minimize risk and improve sustainability, processing safety and throughput.

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Experts in Food & Pharma

Helping create cost-effective, sustainable processes

From design to functional part, we apply our industry leading expertise and pioneering material and processing technologies to develop cost-effective, long-term processing solutions.

Our broad portfolio of safe and compliant engineering materials reduces the risk of contamination and helps minimise recalls and potential brand damage. Improved production and extended meantime between repairs (MTBR) mean better throughput and cost reduction, while our commitment to the circular economy results in less waste and more sustainable ways of working.

  • Unique range of highly detectable materials
  • Near Net Shape capabilities
  • FDA and EU compliant materials
  • Full documentation and traceability
  • Engineered plastic components that outlast metal
  • Less noise, wear, lubrication, and energy consumption
  • Recycling of materials

Our focus

How we’re improving Food & Pharma production

From food and pharmaceuticals processing to manufacturing and packaging equipment, our expert teams can provide guidance on Food & Pharma compliant design, fabrication support, material testing and final part production.
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Food production (Processing)

We’ve been involved in these challenging segments for over 70 years. Helping customers overcome increasingly higher line speeds, higher temperatures, harsher chemicals and the need for more detectable materials, our engineered plastics have transformed production processes.
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Manufacturing and Packaging Equipment (Conveying/Manufacturing)

Our range of high-performance engineering materials can help customers deal with the higher speeds and tighter tolerances required by pharma packaging and food and beverage processing businesses.

Meeting new challenges in Food & Pharma

Partnering with both OEMs and manufacturers helps make ambitious ideas possible, improving food, beverage and pharma processing and packaging.

Our portfolio of detectable, compliant materials, years of expertise and in-market experience means we can also offer our Food & Pharma customers specific guidance on:

  • Detectability 
  • Long-lasting, high wear materials
  • Metal-to-plastic part design
  • Cost-effective material selection

Engineering materials for Food & Pharma

Our industry certified products cover a range of applications

Explore our broad portfolio of engineering plastics, carbon fiber composites and thermoplastic materials to find the solution you need or contact our expert team to discuss your requirements.


Materials Spotlight

We’re already shifting what’s possible with our VMX polymers

Our innovative VMX (Visual, Metal, X-Ray) polymers enhance food processing capabilities by bringing three-way detectability and dual food compliance (EU and FDA).

Not only do these blue plastics improve safety, but they also help our customers meet their sustainability targets and improve production capabilities with:

  • Higher processing speeds – our plastics weigh 85% less than metals allowing for higher processing speeds.
  • Longer up-time – our materials are self-lubricating which leads to less wear, reduced external lubrication and longer MTBR.

Our VMX range includes four unique polymers – each tailored to meet different performance requirements.

Making your success possible

Explore how we’re solving the world’s most complex engineering challenges

Case study

Reliable part replacement in just a few weeks

Seeing beyond typical material applications, led to an innovative solution.

Working quickly, under huge time pressure, we used our broad portfolio of high-performance thermoplastic materials and rapid prototyping capabilities to help a manufacturer of equipment for the beverage bottling industry find a replacement part solution that improved overall throughput.

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Case study

Improving food safety through part detectability

Working closely with both the food manufacturer and the OEM, we used our engineered solutions expertise to help re-design the food safe scraper blades used in their new diary processing tanks. We not only developed highly detectable, food safe materials that mitigated costly contamination risks, and also helped improve the equipment design processes, increasing customer satisfaction and efficiency.

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Our industry expertise

Find out what we’re making possible in these industries

Aerospace

Find out how we’re helping future-proof safety and security.

Food & Pharma

Discover how we’re improving sustainability, processing safety and throughput.

Renewable Energy

Learn how we’re making more sustainable energy options possible.

Semiconductor & Electronics

Explore how we’re making more precise performance possible in the most challenging high tech environments.

Automotive

Find out how we’re helping the automotive industry move faster.

Linings

We enable safer, faster, easier, and more efficient handling of bulk goods with our portfolio of thermoplastic lining materials.

Heavy Equipment

Learn how we’re delivering turn-key solutions across multiple heavy industry applications.

Healthcare

See how we’re helping humanity advance.

Building & Construction

Discover how we’re helping construct a better environment for everyone.

Advanced Fluid Management

Explore how we’re helping the chemical industry produce, store and handle their products.

Transportation

Discover how we’re making smoother journeys possible.