With more than a decade of sales achieved, Eriez FDA-compliant PolyMag Additives are now widely used by molders around the world for imparting metal detectability, x-ray contrast and magnetic susceptibility into plastic tools used in the food manufacturing process which have the potential to make their way into food products. Growers, packers and food processors are utilizing their existing metal detectors and x-ray inspection systems with detectable plastics to prevent plastic-contaminated foods from reaching consumers, effectively preventing costly recalls and ensuring compliance with ever-increasing government safety standards.
According to Eriez PolyMag Business Manager John Collins, the company commonly supplies the additives to molders of ear plugs, safety glasses, machinery covers, pens, returnable plastic containers, pallets, scoops, scrapers, labels, tags, gaskets, O-rings, conveyor belting, bucket elevators and more.
Major brand owners, retailers and restaurant chains are specifying plastic and rubber articles that are detectable and making this part of their HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) programs. Additionally, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is spurring the implementation of new Hazard Analysis & Risk-Based Preventative Controls (HARPC) to prevent plastic-contaminated food products from reaching consumers. According to Collins, these factors have greatly contributed to a rising demand for PolyMag Additives.
By incorporating PolyMag Additives, molders can satisfy varying levels of detectability at a cost substantially less than specialty compounds. This eliminates the need to buy minimum quantities of special resins and carry excess material inventory. Collins says most domestic PolyMag Additive orders are shipped within 24 hours.
While the majority of customers are in the United States, Eriez also reports sales of PolyMag Additives to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and other countries. Collins says, “With facilities strategically located throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe, Africa and Australia, we are positioned well to serve our worldwide PolyMag customer base.”
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