For all food handling applications, cleanliness is key! According to recent studies, stainless steel belting increases hygiene standards by at least 10 times – and, in some cases, even 100 times – more than modular plastic belts. The reasons for increased hygiene are simple. Stainless steel belting is easier to clean and its flat, smooth surface offers greater resistance to scratches and crevices where bacteria can fester and grow.
The metal’s strength is yet another factor that makes stainless steel belting a more hygienic alternative to plastic. Due to improved durability, stainless steel belts can be sterilized using a whole range of cleaning processes involving scrubbing, high-pressure sprays, heat, and even chemicals. Finally, a stainless steel belt can be employed in dry, damp, or even corrosive conditions, and can also be used in operations involving temperatures as widely varied as -80°C to 750°C. All these factors make stainless steel belting preferable to other belt materials for various food processing applications, such as meat cutting, poultry handling, fish freezing, and baking.
FBC offers a wide range of stainless steel metal mesh belting options ideal for various food related applications. Please contact us today with questions regarding our line of stainless steel belts or to learn more about which belt might be right for you.