Food grade stainless steel has good corrosion resistance

In the food processing industry, it is highly important to ensure that all working environments are free from contaminants. Whether manufacturing, storing or transporting food, it is essential that systems are as clean as possible to ensure there are no knock-on effects to consumers. Stainless steel is widely used in the sector because it means receptacles, pipes and other metallic equipment will have higher levels of corrosion resistance. Many of the steels are also hardened so they can be used for cutting and grinding with minimal chance of snapping.

Regulations in the industry state that articles that come into contact with food mustn’t “change the nature, substance or quality” of it. There is no actual legal requirement to use stainless steel, but it offers the best corrosion resistance and strength, which makes it ideal for this purpose. Manufacturers and suppliers need to use the right grade of steel for their specific needs. When the right choice is made, there should be very little or no risk of materials deteriorating and affecting the quality of food products.

One of the most important things producers need to consider is the quality of the materials used to manufacture equipment. From the tubing to tools and machinery everything should be made from the highest quality steels and other materials.

We specialise in tube reduction, expansion and manipulation for many sectors, and have delivered a wide range of products in food grade stainless steel for clients across the UK. Our manufacturing expertise means we can offer tubes of almost every size, whether you need them for processing, transportation or any other purpose. They can be manufactured in a wide range of different dimensions, including various lengths and diameters. We also offer tube bending, tube reduction and manipulation services so they can be shaped to your specifications. We only use the best raw materials to guarantee the quality and longevity of our products.