Food & Beverage

Performance plastic materials are used in a variety of food processing and packaging machinery applications including friction and wear parts. Plastic tubing/piping is to handle fluids. Plastic sheet materials are used for safe, easy-to-clean cutting boards.

food processing assembly line workers checking sweet potatoes


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- Acetal (POM)

- Acrylic (PMMA)

- High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

- Nylon (PA)

- Polycarbonate (PC)

- Polyethyleneterephthalate (PET)

- Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)

- Polyetherimide (PEI)

Full List of Materials

Applications For Food & Beverage

- Bushings, bearings, cams

- Conveyor parts

- Feed screws

- Guide rails

- Machine guards, windows

- Pipes and tubes for fluid processing

- Pistons/plungers

- Rollers

- Seals, seats, gaskets

Full List of Applications

racks of freshly baked bread


- Lightweight for high-speed production using smaller drive motors


- Reduced maintenance and reduced contamination by eliminating lubrication


- Resistance to clean-in-place (CIP) and sanitize-in-place (SIP) cleaning chemicals


- Resistant to hot water and steam


- Long wear life

Full List of Benefits

Did You Know?

PTFE, one of the first plastics used in food processing, was discovered by accident. DuPont engineers were experimenting with TFE as a new refrigerant, but when the gas was stored in cylinders it polymerized into PTFE resin.