Food & Beverage Processing and Packing Equipment

The unique demands of food processing and packaging are met by a wide variety of Engineered Plastics. Enhanced performance, regulatory approval, and detectability make these materials ideal for a variety of applications.

Food & Beverage with Cope Plastics

Regulatory
Wear Life
Chemical Resistance
Dimensional Stability

Regulatory

Specific formulations of engineered plastics are FDA, USDA, 3-A Dairy, and NSF compliant, allowing their use in food contact areas.

Wear Life

The inherent performance characteristics of engineered plastics provide increased wear life compared to traditional metals. These materials also work well with soft metals like stainless steel and aluminum, eliminating galling and mating part wear.

Chemical Resistance

The broad chemical resistance of engineered plastics eliminates corrosion or attack when processing products like citrus, while also being unaffected by the harsh cleaners typical of Clean in Place.

Dimensional Stability

Low moisture absorption and thermal stability allow engineered plastics to be used in applications where high heat, high speeds, and tight tolerances are critical to the performance of the equipment.

Secondary Industries

Processing Plants

For food & beverage processing plants, plastics can create cleaner environments, keep consumers safe, and increase efficiency. Lightweight components are ideal for high speed production. Plastic parts cause significantly less wear and tear than metal on mating parts and food packaging. Transparent plastics for machine guards can also offer an easy view of machines during operation. Finally, there are now x-ray and metal detectable plastics that can prevent foreign material from being packaged in food and beverage products. Cope Plastics works with leading companies in dairy processing, beverage bottling, and meat, poultry, and fish processing to deliver plastic solutions for manufacturing.

Featured Parts:Wear Pads, Belt Wipers, Feed Screws, Sprockets, Pillow Blocks, Rollers, Wheels, Rail Guides, Star Wheels, Wear Strips, Mixer Liners, Chain Guides, Bin Liners, Wear Strips, Filler Nozzles, Timing Feed Screws, Gravity Chutes, Bearings, Contact Surfaces, Cutting Boards, Stir Paddles, Bushings, Filler Pistons, Locators, Scrapers, Pulleys, Sheaves, Carton Guides, Safety Guards

Clear Acrylic Guard has replaced guards made of steel on a conveyor line that were using a hinge mechanism in order to view the control panel. This was cumbersome and heavy. The clear acrylic guard provides a clear view for the operator, they are lighter in weight, much more cost effective, and easier to maintain.
Black Acetal Gear Plastic metering gear used in locating containers.
Nylon Conveyor Diverter Solid lubricant filled Nylon part used in conveying of packages in large bulk distribution centers.
PET-P Filling Piston Plastic part used in food processing for distributing liquids or solids onto food products, or into containers.

Food Processing Equipment

Our premium plastic food processing parts and components can be made to comply with your specific requirements, whether it’s FDA, NSF, 3A Dairy, or other federal regulations. We fabricate parts for ice making equipment, commercial cooking equipment, and beverage dispensing equipment, just to name a few. Our high-quality plastics are resistant to hot water and steam, have long wear life, and are easy to clean. 

Featured Parts:Flexible Tubing, Windows, Seals, Spacers, Gaskets, Warming Trays, Feed Screws, Mixer Liners, Chain Guides, Bin Liners, Wear Strips, Filler Nozzles, Timing Feed Screws, Gravity Chutes, Refrigeration Doors, Cutting Boards, Bushings, Filler Pistons, Scrapers, Pulleys

Nylon Shoulder Bushing Plastic part used in food processing to eliminate the need for external lubrication in food contact rollers.
Copolymer Acetal Portion Meter Plastic meter used in food processing to accumulate and apply the correct amount of ingredients.

Secondary Industries

Bottling Plants

Commercial Refrigeration

Cutting Board – Contact Surfaces

Point-of-Sale Display

Poultry/Beef & Pork Processors

Commercial Cabinetry & Equipment

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