igus coating powder for food technology
Parts coated with igus IC-05 coating polymer powder provide users in the food industry with FDA-compliant machine components that slide well. The IC-05 is designed with four times’ longer service life than IC-01, which ensures wear-resistant sheet metal.
Whether in dosing systems, on conveyor belts of filling systems or in labelling technology, sheet metal and parts are exposed to friction and wear in all these places. To increase the service life of the metallic components, igus has developed a new coating material. The sprayed-on IC-05 tribo-polymer protects sensitive and small bearing points as well as sliding surfaces. It is optically detectable due to its blue colour and is approved for use in food technology.
Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine the food industry without automated systems. But what happens if a bottle falls over in the filling line or a packet soup gets wedged in the parts chute and tears open? Scenarios that lead to unplanned plant shutdown cost time and money. Moving machine components with low coefficient of friction are in demand here. In order to give guide plates, metallic slides or even parts with complex geometries a high wear resistance, igus developed the coating material especially for use in food technology.
The IC-05 polymer complies with FDA requirements and EU10/2011 regulations making it suitable for contact with food. Its blue colour makes it optically detectable. The material reduces the coefficient of friction of the coated parts and increases the service life and availability of the equipment. It is also designed to improve product safety and reduce costs as lubricants can be dispensed with completely.
The powder material can either be sprayed onto the desired components by the user or by igus. Layer thicknesses of 60 to 120 µm are possible.
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