Electropolishing & Deburring for the Food & Beverage Industry

Over the years, the food and beverage industry has tested various surface finishing treatments on stainless steel to prevent and reduce buildup of bacterial biofilms. Electropolishing is one of the most effective ways to promote pathogen resistance, improve cleanability, and greatly enhance corrosion resistance of food-grade metal parts.

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FINISH FIRST: Electropolishing in the R&D Process

Our Finish First methodology enables world class design and manufacturing engineers to approach metal finishing challenges from the beginning, as an advantage in the design and prototyping stage.

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Technical Guide: Finishing for the Food Industry

Download your free copy of our technical guide to learn how electropolishing helps the food industry meet regulatory standards and sanitation requirements including benefits for food processing and packaging, food service and display, and consumer products.

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Electropolishing Reduces Bacterial Cross-Contamination in Food Production Equipment

Bacterial adhesion to equipment in the food production industry is an ongoing and dangerous threat, with the potential to transmit serious illnesses from food-borne pathogens. Read our whitepaper to learn why electropolishing creates the most passive, pathogen-resistant surfaces.

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Metal Part Electropolishing for the Food Industry
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Improve Corrosion Resistance of Stainless Steel & Aluminum Parts
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Key Benefits of Electropolishing for the Food & Beverage Industry

Pathogen Resistance

In one test of metal finishing processes conducted by the poultry and meat processing industry, electropolishing was found to be more effective than mechanical polishing, grinding, or sand blasting for increasing resistance to bacterial attachment.

Cleanability

When bacteria accumulates on metal parts, it becomes increasingly difficult to remove through normal chemical washing. A smooth, electropolished surface finish improves the ability to keep the processing equipment free of contaminates such as Salmonella.

Corrosion Resistance

Electropolishing brightens and cleans parts like welded wire racks that are used in various applications from meat processing to commercial ovens. The process removes the discoloration in heat affected zones (HAZ) and greatly improves corrosion resistance by fixing precipitation left behind by welding.

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