Tecniplas publicizes certifications in migration tests of composite tanks at Fispal

Tests ensure that the tanks and equipment manufactured by the company are able to come into contact with different types of food and beverages.

Tecniplas publicizes certifications in migration tests of composite tanks at Fispal

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The first, explains Luís Gustavo Rossi, director of Tecniplas, assesses the migration of any substance transferred from storage packaging to food, but without identifying its nature or origin. “The specific migration test quantifies the migration of substances presented on Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA) positive lists, that is, of elements that must meet the requirements of dispersion limits after the tests,” says Rossi.

From a practical point of view, the tanks and equipment manufactured by Tecniplas with orthophthalic and isophthalic polyester resins, in addition to vinyl ester epoxy resins – in this case, Derakane® Signia 411 – meet the maximum limits established in the total and specific migration tests. “With these two certifications, we guarantee even more security for operators and end users of our products”.

In addition to water, soft drinks and juices, oils and fats (butter and margarine), cereals and flours, dairy products and sauces, Tecniplas’ tanks and equipment are able to store and participate in the processing of alcoholic beverages in concentrations below 5% – vinegar , cider and beer, for example – and higher, such as wines and liqueurs.

Largest monolithic tank made in Brazil

Tecniplas tanks and equipment offer other advantages, including the presence of an internal surface (liner) that prevents the formation of incrustations. “Because of this, cleaning is very easy, which helps to preserve the quality of the stored product.”

As well as being non-toxic and harmless, composites materials are more competitive than the stainless steel normally used in tanks installed in food industries. With the same dimensions and technical characteristics, composite tanks can cost up to 35% less than stainless steel ones.

“Not to mention that they are monolithic, that is, manufactured in a single piece. This means that there are no soldering points, areas normally subject to leaks,” emphasizes the director of Tecniplas, remembering the supply that the company made to Leão Alimentos e Bebidas, a company owned by Coca-Cola. With a capacity of 400 m³, the reservoir is 5 m in diameter and 24 m in length – it stores water. “It is the largest monolithic composite tank ever manufactured in Brazil”.

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