Food and beverages
Food-safe Lubrication for food and beverage industries
In the food and beverage industry, maintaining the highest standards of safety and quality is vital, making selecting lubricants for the food processing industry a complex task - the more sensitive and demanding the application, the more important the use of suitable lubricants. Consumer protection is crucial, which is why FUCHS practices the highest safety standards in all aspects of development, production, sales and after-sales service.
The laws and safety elements involved wherever food, drinks, or animal feed are produced, processed, bottled, or packaged can make choosing your lubricants daunting. This is where FUCHS can lend an expert hand. Our CASSIDA specialty lubricants satisfy the highest safety requirements along with the highest technical performance. As a result, they deliver a smooth production process, a high level of efficiency, and a longer operating life for your machinery and systems.
CASSIDA Lubricants for Food Processing
Our CASSIDA specialty lubricants satisfy the highest safety requirements along with the highest technical performance. All products are NSF-registered, guaranteeing zero tolerance for harmful substances and exceeding industry standards. Additionally, ISO 21469 certified production sites further demonstrate our unwavering commitment to food safety.
As a result, CASSIDA lubricants deliver superior lubrication, minimising downtime and maximising equipment lifespan. They contribute to optimal production efficiency by keeping your machinery running cooler, smoother and for longer.
Our CASSIDA range boasts a comprehensive selection of food-safe lubricants to meet a range of food and beverage industry requirements, including:
- Animal feed
- Beverage & brewing
- Can seaming
- Edible oil
- Energy cost savings
- Meat & poultry
- Milk & dairy
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Certificates & approvals
As well as OEM approvals from well-known manufactures of production and manufacturing equipment, the CASSIDA range is certified to a number of standards including;
Why are Food-safe lubricants essential?
Traditional lubricants can pose a significant contamination risk, with leaks, particles or trace elements potentially infiltrating food and jeopardising consumer health.
The food industry operates under complex regulations, with rigorous standards like HACCP and ISO 21469 dictating best practices, meaning that the use of compliant food grade lubricants is not optional, but mandatory.
As well as the food safety factors that make these specialist lubricants indispensable, their mechanical properties are also invaluable.
Often, processing facilities in the food and beverage industry operate on a 24/7 schedule, meaning that their machinery needs to operate effectively for extended periods of time.
Shutdowns, breakdowns and rebuilds can prove to be extremely costly for operators, making proper lubrication vital to minimising these risks.
Where are Lubricants for Food Processing used?
- Conveyors: Ensure seamless product flow without compromising safety, preventing jams and maintaining optimal production speed.
- Packaging Machinery: Guarantee precise operation and smooth mechanical movement, safeguarding product integrity and minimising packaging issues.
- Cutting Equipment: Minimise friction and wear, extending blade life and ensuring consistent, high-quality cuts.
- Ovens and Baking Equipment: Perform reliably in extreme heat, protecting equipment and ensuring consistent baking results.
Requirements of Food-grade Lubricants
Unlike industrial or vehicular lubricants, food-grade lubricants are specialised solutions meticulously formulated to meet the stringent standards and regulations of the food sector.
Food-grade lubricants must also effectively protect against wear, friction, corrosion and oxidation, dissipate heat and transfer power and more. Additionally, these lubricants must also;
- Resist degradation from contact substances including food, steam/water and chemicals
- Display a neutral behaviour toward plastics and elastomers
- Comply with stringent health & safety/food processing regulations
- Be tasteless, odourless and physiologically inert