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Eriez PolyMag Additives Help Safeguard Against Plastic Contamination in Food Products

Erie, PA, Dec. 9, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eriez® PolyMag® Additives impart metal detectability, x-ray contrast and magnetic susceptibility into plastic moldings to detect plastic contamination in food products. By incorporating PolyMag Additives, manufacturers can ensure product purity and consumer safety while helping to prevent expensive, reputation-damaging product recalls.

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Eriez provides PolyMag Additives in a non-dusting pellet, allowing molders and extruders to produce metal detectable and x-ray visible plastic parts for food contact applications. Today, major restaurant chains insist that food processors utilize plastic and rubber articles that are metal and x-ray detectable. This has become part of many companies' HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) programs.

FDA-compliant PolyMag Additives are an ideal choice for cable ties, conveyor belts, ear plugs, elevator buckets, gaskets, pallets, totes, pens, markers, scoops, shovels, scraper blades, sifter cleaning balls and sliders, tags, labels and more. PolyMag Additives are typically included at 10 to 20 percent loadings in moldings and extrusions.

Resins containing the PolyMag Gray HSCP can be pigmented darker colors such as blue, gray, green, red and purple. The lower cost PolyMag Black HSCP is suitable for black applications. PolyMag Beige XRD is preferred for applications that require a high level of x-ray contrast. Molders can include both the PolyMag HSCP and XRD masterbatch additives to impart metal detectability and x-ray contrast in plastic parts. Eriez can also work with manufacturers to create custom molding compounds.

As a leading manufacturer of metal detector systems, Eriez experts can assist customers with the level of detectability and x-ray contrast required by different food processing applications. The company can also supply an analysis of a product's inspection signature using samples customers provide.

To learn more, go to http://en-us.eriez.com/Products/Index/Polymagmasterbatchadditives. From this webpage, visitors can read more about PolyMag Additives and download informative brochures and articles.

Eriez is recognized as world authority in separation technologies. The company's magnetic lift and separation, metal detection, 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 www.eriez.com or send email to eriez@eriez.com. Eriez World Headquarters is located at 2200 Asbury Road, Erie, PA 16506.

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CONTACT: Ed Stevens, Stevens Strategic Communications estevens@stevensstrategic.com John Blicha, Eriez jblicha@eriez.com

Source: Eriez