CHEMFAB® silicone and PTFE (Teflon™) coated fabrics are used in many applications involving direct food contact.
Our range of food compliant materials provide safety and peace of mind to all food processors. Less scrap and ease of cleaning saves money and benefits grilling and freezing applications with maximum productivity and throughput. Continuous belting of CHEMFAB® products provides the most consistent and reliable quality.
CHEMFAB PTFE coated fabrics are a great solution for drying processes with strong requirements in terms of cleanliness and food contact compliance. CHEMFAB materials are made with Kevlar or glass fabrics and then coated with PTFE, and are used to offer excellent non-stick properties in a severe, humid and high temperature environment while also requiring food compliant materials. PTFE coated fabrics avoid sticking for a variety of dried products and due to the closed surface also migration of any materials, therefore the risk of any cross-contamination is minimized. Based on the inert nature of PTFE, the belts are also easy to clean, which makes quick product changes possible. CHEMFAB PTFE coated fabrics are a great solution for vacuum drying and freeze drying or lyophilization applications.
We provide durable non-stick belting designed with the properties necessary to withstand rigors of protein grilling. These properties include resistance to extreme heat, oil and moisture permeation (Wicking), abrasion and tear resistance, and superb dimensional stability for improved tracking and belt life. Our highly engineered enhanced surfaces out-perform traditional PTFE coated fabric construction and finishes, providing more consistent, long lasting, reliable performance. This performance translates to a higher level of product quality with regard to browning, shape and finish of formed proteins, as well as reduced potential burning of heavily marinated proteins. As a result operators ultimately realize increased production, consistent repeatable quality, and significantly reduced waste. Our Team can analyze specific applications and provide recommendation of the best suited belting material and configurations. Additionally we are well versed in troubleshooting and diagnosing many common issues which cause productivity, quality and belt life to suffer.
We manufacture a wide range of PTFE coated fabrics used in tortilla and flatbread production. Over the past 20 years, our tortilla belting has been installed as original equipment on the world’s most highly regarded tortilla presses, due to the performance and quality benefits. The demands of dough pressing include a reliably non-stick surface, resistance to oil permeation, optimal heat transfer, puncture and abrasion resistance, and a robust dimension stability to withstand repetitive contact with press platens. The extent of each of the needs depend upon the heartiness of the dough being processed, as desired quality of the finished product, as well as the production throughput goals of the operator. Saint-Gobain manufactures a full line highly engineered products which are indicated for achieving the highest level of shape quality, browning, throughput, and inspection ease. However we also offer a selection of standard products which, while less specialized, offer quality surface, sturdy structure, and consistent, reliable performance in most dough processing applications.
CHEMFAB PTFE belting materials are used as conveyor belts to position products to a heated surface while preventing any adhesion of the polyethylene film on the surface. The belts are long lasting but offer quick and easy replacement which allows for production continuity. The non-stick properties of the belts are particularly beneficial in the food packaging industry because packed goods are easily preserved. CHEMFAB belts for food packaging and sealing are available in tear resistant and porous versions for flexible packaging.
Breakfast cereals can be made in a wide variety of shapes and from wide variety of ingredients. Whatever your requirements are, CHEMFAB PTFE belts are a perfect solution for providing release in granola drying processes. Our non-stick products can be used for safely and efficiently conveying grain such as oats mixed with other ingredients trough the cooking oven, allowing for the mixture to either dehydrate or fully bake. Our controlled air-flow belts will allow you to maximize the throughput while allowing for desired size of crumbled mixture to be cooked properly.
CHEMFAB PTFE belting materials can be used for steam cooking because they offer resistance to the wet environment and to the pressurization of steam penetration. The material provides mechanical stability and ease of use with quick and easy cleaning. CHEMFAB PTFE belts are available in large widths and are often used in specialized steam ovens in the food processing industry.