The inventory of materials for food processing applications includes a wide range of FDA, USDA, NSF, and 3A Dairy-compliant engineering plastics. In addition we feature detectable materials from Ensinger and Quadrant designed specifically for the food processing ability. All of these materials can be used for applications where materials come into direct food contact. Engineering plastics are well noted for thier ability to withstand many challenging environments. Based on your needs our selection of engineering plastics provides options that withstand high wear, wet environments, hot steam, harsh chemicals, and hot dry environments found which are all found in the food processing industry.
Our selection includes engineered plastics that are capable of working in:
Temperatures, from cryogenic to more than 400°F
Dry environments with potential for static build-up and static discharge
Hot steam environments including autoclave for sterilization
Submersion in boiling water
Harsh Chemical environments such as cleaners and sterilizers
Our inventory also includes machine grade engineered plastics that can replace metal bearings, wear pads, guides, gears and more. These materials offer the benefits of self-lubrication, light weight, noise reduction, and low maintenance requirements.
Common Food Processing Applications
Our materials are found in food processing applications including, but not limited to:
Hot and cold liquid/beverage and soup dispensing and packaging
Along with machinable engineering plastics shapes, thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics is a TYGON® Elite distributor. We maintain a large inventory of TYGON® including TYGON® S3™ Phthalate (DEHP) free tubing and Versilon tubing by Saint Gobain. TYGON® S3 line includes FDA compliant tubing for food and beverage dispensing applications. We provide bulk and we will cut to any size you need.
If you are looking for a solution to an application problem at your food processing facility, contact the experts at Online Plastics®. Our team takes a value added approach that helps you identify plastic solutions for your applications. We can help match your application to a material that will be the most cost effective while meeting the requirements of your particular application.
For even more information on the topic of food recalls in the food processing industry, visit our blog for a free white paper by Ensinger Plastics. As a leading manufacturer and extruder of engineering plastics, Ensinger has worked hand in had with distributors like us and end users in the food industry to continuously improve materials for this important industry.
Value Added Services
As with all the companies of thyssenkrupp Materials NA, thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics offers a wide variety of value added services that deliver customized material to help reduce scrap, material handling, and cost. Services include precision machining using laths, mills, routers, cutting material to size and even converting materials into finished parts. You will be working with some of the most educated suppliers in the industry with the AS9100 quality management system as assurance. We’re ready to help you be more successful.
Why thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics?
thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics is stocking distributor and fabricator of industrial plastic shapes. Our primary focus is engineered plastics for fabricators, machine shops and OEM communities. Stock includes plastic sheet, rod, tube and shape. We service many industries and it can be said that the plastics we carry are in everything from knee replacements to the Mars Rover and everything in between.
thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics operates 12 stocking warehouse locations and 9 sales offices throughout the United States. The company is structured around local distribution service centers that can provide fast, efficient delivery. Our processing system is customer–based, with a focus on top notch customer service as well as value added capabilities including custom cutting, inventory solutions, and full lot traceability of materials. We also provide machining and fabrication services as an added value to our customers. As part of the thyssenKrupp Materials NA nationwide logistics system, we are able to provide next–day delivery to the majority of customers in North America.
thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics has teams of experts in different focus areas to help meet your needs. Whether that’s through our internal logistics teams, our product managers, industry experts, or other customer service minded staff, we are focused on working for you to improve service, lower your inventories, reduce work in process and free up your working capital. At thyssenkrupp Engineered Plastics, we want to be your first choice for both materials and your supply chain needs.