Lauramid® application example: Food industry

Machines and their components which are used in <link file:6671>the packaging and filling industry often have to be food safe. PA 12C Lauramid® is also available as a food safe version, Lauramid® FS.

The European Union has prescribed strict migration limits for plastics which come into direct contact with food. With Lauramid® FS, Handtmann Elteka offers a construction material that complies fully with the conditions of the current EC regulation No. 1935/2004.

Due to the virtually limitless casting and further processing options facilitated by the high-tech polyamide, the completely tasteless Lauramid® FS can be used for a wide range of applications in the food production industry and is even ideal for production stages that involve long contact between the food and the plastic.

Very low-maintenance and reliable function are important characteristics when the Lauramid® high-tech polyamide is used for machine components. Especially if these machines run around the clock, which is common in the food industry. The excellent tribology of the cast PA 12C optimises the sliding properties and the noise and damping profile of the components, even when no lubricants are used. In combination with inseparably encapsulated metal reinforcements, economic overall solutions can thus also be achieved with food safe Lauramid® FS.

Lauramid® in the food industry: Facts

Material Lauramid® A, Lauramid® B, Lauramid® A FS, Lauramid® B FS
Production method Finished parts, cast parts
Component examples Heavy duty roller with stainless steel hub in the food industry, seals for olive presses, portioning rollers for soft cheese production, belt pulley sleeves for sausage production, cams in a clipping system, drive or idler wheel in a packaging machine
Industry-specific properties Food safeness, no taste, wear resistance even with dry running, extremely low weight, does not become brittle or develop stress fractures despite the use of chemicals, corrosion resistance, good damping characteristics

Other industries and application examples

Due to its excellent material properties, Lauramid® is suitable for use for a wide variety of innovative parts and for applications in numerous industries. The following industry examples provide an insight into the virtually unlimited possibilities that our high-tech plastic provides.