CDS Plastics strives to be on the cutting edge of engineered thermoplastic materials. In recent years, detectable plastics have emerged as a viable option for food processing and packaging customers to add additional tracking methods for their wear parts in production. Food recalls are extremely expensive and detectable materials can help by triggering shut-downs when contaminants are found in the product. These materials are available in X-Ray Detectable and Metal Detectable grades. Both grades are FDA approved and marked as food safe.
X-Ray detectable plastics are standard mechanical plastic materials combined with additives that show up on X-Ray equipment.
Metal Detectable plastics are standard mechanical plastic materials combined with additives that set off metal detection equipment.
Machined Plastic parts are consistently used as wear parts and failure parts on food processing production and packaging lines. Our customers that install X-ray and Metal Detectors on their lines can switch the machined plastic components to detectable plastics to help prevent costly shutdowns and even costlier recalls.