Food and pharmaceutical industries
Processing Abrasive Food Substances
Many powdery food substances, such as sugar, grains or cereals can cause abrasive wear, which is accentuated by relatively soft steels used in machinery for their processing. Coating components exposed to such conditions with hard Tribobond™ coatings can substantially reduce wear and also avoid contamination of food products with by-products of steel wear. Reduced wear can in turn increase reliability of operation and reduce planned and emergency downtimes.
Anti-fouling and Reduction of Sticking
Sticking and related build-up formation may present a serious issue during processing of certain foods, which in extreme cases would lead to the disruption of production. Equally serious could be problems related to fouling phenomena, which occur in transportation of liquid food materials (e.g. milk). Tribobond™ coatings can substantially reduce the negative impacts of fouling and prevent sticking, which would ease the flow of the media and reduce cleaning efforts.