Visual, X-ray, & metal detectable plastics for food processing

VMX is a portfolio of detectable, food safe plastic materials designed to support foreign material control programs in the food and pharamaceutical processing and packaging industries.

Developed in collaboration with food manufacturers and detection technology OEMs, VMX plastics offer the optimal combination of detectability, compliance, and performance.   

  • High detectability - These bright blue engineering plastics are detectable in three ways (Visual, Metal, X-ray), with successful detection of particles as small as 2mm.
  • Regulatory compliance – VMX products are food grade plastics with FDA and EU 10/2011 approval for use in food processing. All materials come with migration test documentation.
  • Performance – Great wear resistance to prevent contamination of foodstuffs. The materials are resistant to high temperatures and chemicals used to clean-in-place/sterilize-in-place.   
VMX detectable plastics for food industry
X-ray metal detectable blue plastic dough cutter
Plastics that improve food safety Applications of VMX plastics in the food industry

Our VMX portfolio spans much more than traditional metal detectable plastics. Even in the most demanding food processing applications, VMX products improve food safety and production efficiency with their superior mechanical properties.

Common food contact applications for VMX products include:

  • Scrapers, grippers, & mixing paddles 
  • Cutting blades
  • Funnels
  • Guides
  • Gears & sprockets
  • Extrusion dies
  • Rollers & pulleys
  • Bushings, bearings, & thrust washers
  • Valves & manifolds
  • Many more
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