Nylon & Acetal Shapes
Food Grade Acetal
With a recent shift
in food production
away from bulk
for restaurant supply to
necessary for increased
retail sales that resulted
from the global
pandemic, food producers
have had to retool to accommodate the shift in
demand. This combined with the continuing need to
maintain high levels of food safety, has created a spike
in demand for many of the plastics used in food processing,
production and packaging equipment.
FDA compliant T ECAFORM® AH UD blue is a revolutionary
food grade acetal plastic that processors have
discovered makes them more efficient because of the
unique set of detection characteristics inherent to this
material. TECAFORM AH UD blue contains special additives
that make it visible to metal, x-ray and vision detection
systems commonly used in food manufacturing.
This increases the material’s versatility and usefulness
to the food producer because in the event the material
inadvertently finds its way into the food product, it will
remain visible to scanning equipment regardless of the
scanning method being used, and thus improves production
efficiency while maintaining food safety. The material
is also lighter than stainless steel which increases line
speed and energy efficiency.
For more information, contact Bruce Dickinson, Ensinger,
365 Meadowlands Blvd., Washington, PA 15301,
800-243-3221/856-227-0500, Fax: 724-746-9209, E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.ensingerplastics.com.
shapes, in FDA,
and MDS filled
grades of Nylon
6 and Nylon 12.
Semi-rigid or flexible grades are available for most custom
shapes. Profiles can be made in natural, standard or custom
colors as required. Petro also offers custom cut to
MDS modified Nyla-Glide GR profiles are best suited
to protect conveyor rails, beds and products from sliding
surface friction. They are also excellent as striker
plates and liners, these profiles require no lubrication
to lessen friction.
PET can also custom extrude profiles based on customer
For more information, contact Mike Patterson, Petro
Extrusion Technologies, Inc., 205B Hal lock Ave., Middlesex,
NJ 08846, 800-229-3338/ 908-789- 3338, Fax: 908-789-0434, E-mail: email@example.com, Web: www.petroextrusions.com.
Blue Acetal Copolymer
Roechling Industrial Gastonia stands for innovation in
plastics, and to provide customers with state-of-the-art
materials that meet the highest standards in the industry,
they continually invest in new, innovative, and
quality products and manufacturing technologies.
is now available
stock in North
4’x10’ sheets in
2’x4’ sheets in thicknesses of 2”-4”, with additional
thicknesses up to 5” available on request; rods are
stocked in various diameters from .”-7”, with additional
diameters available, up to 8”. Sustarin C FDA Blue
features excellent strength and dimensional stabilities,
ideal for high-wear environments like food processing,
and is safe in food contact applications. Blue is often
the preferred color for applications in the food processing
industry, as potential contaminant pieces are more
easily identified by visual detection than traditionally
white and natural-colored materials. Sustarin C FDA
Blue is produced in color number RAL 5002 by Roechling
worldwide, providing global processors a consistent
With locations in North Carolina, California and Ontario,
Canada, Roechling conveniently ships from both
coasts and Canada. With dedication to excellence, reliability,
and pioneering, Roechling serves customers in
many industries with continued competence and quality.
For more information, contact Alison Damery, Roechling
Industrial Gastonia, 903 Gastonia Technology Pkwy.,
Dallas, NC 28034, 704-922-7814, Fax: 704-884-7206,
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.roechling.com/us/industrial.
Colored Acetal Sheet
sheets from homopolymer
150 Resin. It is a
an excellent balance of properties to bridge the gap between
metals and plastics. It possesses high tensile and
flexural properties, along with creep resistance and
toughness, while exhibiting low moisture absorption, and
Applications for colored Delrin sheet include: color
coded parts including washers and shapes, various industrial
and commercial panels, color coded shims (indicating
thickness), doctor blades for rotogravure printing,
containment blades for printing, point of purchase displays,
stiffeners for arts & crafts and musical instruments
(pics, guitar frets, bridge). Delrin 2' X 4' stocked sheets
are available .031", .062" and .125" thick in red, blue, green,
yellow, purple, orange, fluorescent pink, fluorescent
green, natural and black.
For more information, contact Mark Kreisher, Ensinger
Penn Fibre Inc., 221 S. Church Street, P.O. Box 160,
Greenwood, DE 19950, 800-662-7366, Fax: 215-702-9552,
E-mail: email@example.com, Web:
Tubing, Strip, Sheet & Rod
has been extruding
1988. Nylon and
acetal have been
the most common
processed. As illustrated
charts in this
issue, they have
nearly all capability with tubing, strip, sheet and rod.
Their most common nylon is the food grade Nylon
6,6. They have also extruded experimental Nylon 6/12.
Their Nylon 11 and 12 has been used for fuse tubes and
for Formula one race cars. The sheet line has made millions
of feet of Nylon 6,6 and MDS/Nylon 6,6 that has
been slit down to minimal width of 1/2”. The most common
thickness is 0.062”, 0.093” and 0.125”. They are installing
a new sheet extruder that will have the
capability to 70” wide.
Their most common Acetal is Dupont’s Delrin® 150.
They also extrude several brands of copolymer. The bulk
of their extrusion is in the form of bushing stock and hollow
rod. Their extrude sheet varies in thicknesses from
0.030” to 0.125” and can be slit down. They have not made
any Acetal Slab thus far, but they are excited with the
new line. If the volumes are there, a thicker die will be
purchased to maximize your needs.
For more information, contact William Kuhn, Hi-Tech
Profiles, 401 Main St., Ashaway, RI 02804, 800-342-5495,
Fax: 401-377-2423, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Food & Agricultural Nylon
Nylatech, Inc. is celebrating
year in business. They
recently added a CNC
panel saw to offer cut-to-size for all their cast
nylon and acetal materials.
They specialize in
nylon 6 and 6/12 as rod, sheet and tubular bar as well as
finished or semifinished custom cast components. Available
in a variety of grades these materials offer a range
of properties from self-lubricating with a low coefficient
of friction to increased impact resistance.
Nylatech offers food grade materials that are high
quality, long-lasting, certified and tested for safety and
qualification in the food processing industry. They supply
components for a wide variety of uses in food processing
including: conveying, packing, bottling, and canning. All
of their materials are certified and tested for safety and
qualification in the food industry.
Benefits of Nylatech food grade materials include: exceptional
resistance to wear and abrasion, high impact
strength, self-lubricating, corrosion and chemical resistance,
low co-efficient of friction, high visibility and colors
for increased safety and lightweight.
Typical applications include; scrolls, wear plates, chain
guides, bushings, sprockets, dough chains/cutters,
bumper blocks, conveyors, pulleys & sheaves and conveyor
Nylatech also supplies engineering cast nylon parts to
manufacturers and suppliers within the Agricultural industry.
They have worked with experts within the industry
to develop new components for agricultural equipment
that are cost effective and add to production efficiencies.
Agricultural applications include: pipe clamps, bearing
blocks, bearing housings, chain guides, gears, wear strips
and pads, scrapers and bespoke components.
For more information, contact Calvin Petersen, Nyla tech,
Inc., P.O. Box 455, Everson, WA 98247, 800-506-9566/360-
966-2838, Fax: 360-966-2838, E-mail: email@example.com,