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Detectable Mastic for Food Producers – Detectasil® from Detectamet
Detectasil® metal and X-ray detectable mastic from Detectamet helps producers protect food products from contamination and the cartridges fit into standard applicators.
Issues have been raised regarding the detectability of this product should it get into food, and the challenge of mice and rats habitually eating through mastic installations. “I was approached a little while ago by a food producer who thought we could help him to reduce the risk of cross contamination.”
“We were able to incorporate the detectability factor that would identify the ‘lost’ mastic and we later discovered that rodents don’t like the taste of our detectable ingredients.”
Detectasil® is available in a construction industry standard 310ml cartridge that fits into a standard applicator gun. The mastic is coloured blue or white, and it is easy to apply in temperatures from + 5°C to + 50°C. It has a good curing rate depending on the thickness and depth of the mastic applied and when cured it performs successfully at temperatures from - 30°C to + 150°C.
“We have carried out detectability tests” Sean explained “and both the fresh and cured mastic was visible to X-ray machines and Metal Detectors in a number of different food types.” The unopened cartridges can be stored in a cool dry place up to 12 months with no impact on performance.
At a recent presentation to leading food safety professionals the new Detectasil was warmly welcomed as another aid to the reduction of food contamination risks.
For more information contact: s.smith at detectamet.com
+44 (0)1759 304200