Eriez® Offers White Paper Focused on Reducing Plastics Contamination in Food Manufacturing

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  Mar 8, 2013 — Erie, PA. — Eriez® announces the availability of the company’s new white paper, “Reducing Plastics Contamination in Food Manufacturing.” The educational white paper, which showcases Eriez’ innovative PolyMag® Plastic Additives, is available for immediate, free download from the Eriez website at

The seven-page white paper is authored by John Collins, Eriez Plastics and PolyMag Processing Market Manager. It explores how metal and x-ray detectable additives are helping food manufacturers detect and reject unwanted plastic contaminates before final products reach end-users, thereby preserving consumer safety and protecting brand reputation.

Per the white paper, cable ties and tie mounts, labels, shovels, ear plugs, pens, measuring cups, wear strips, guide rails on processing equipment, and general processing and packaging equipment machinery parts, are just a few of the products now available in metal/x-ray detectable plastic materials.

The white paper describes that many major restaurant chains are mandating that food manufacturers use metal and x-ray detectable plastic and rubber articles as part of their HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) programs. It offers an in-depth look at how the PolyMag Additive Process works to detect plastic particulates in food production.

“Reducing Plastics Contamination in Food Manufacturing” explains that the Eriez PolyMag Additive Process renders the plastic resin magnetically susceptible, metal and x-ray detectable with an additive (high-concentration pellets) in a process similar to adding color concentrate. All resins, including thermosets and thermoplastics, are candidates for metal/x-ray detectable additives.

“This paper is an essential read for any food manufacturing professional committed to reducing plastic contamination issues,” says Charlie Ingram, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “It provides readers with all the information they need to understand plastics additives technology and the important role it plays in food safety.”

Eriez is offering the “Reducing Plastics Contamination in Food Manufacturing” white paper as a part of its ongoing mission to support customer education in the markets it serves. To learn more about PolyMag Metal and X-Ray Detectable Plastics Additives, visit www.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory, inspection and flotation applications. The company’s magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, x-ray, materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment have application in the process, metalworking, packaging, plastics, rubber, recycling, mining, aggregate and textile industries. Eriez manufactures and markets these products through 12 international facilities located on six continents. For more information, call toll-free (888) 300-ERIEZ (3743) within the U.S. and Canada. For online users, visit or send email to Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506

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