Food Industry

The food Industry is one of the most regulated economic sectors. This sometimes complicates the work and, at the same time, ensures that food safety today is at an extremely high level. Even though ‘scandals’ are occasionally reported in the media, the number of hospital admissions or fatalities due to food poisoning has never been as low as it is today. The basis of food safety is the assurance that the stringent food safety standards are adhered to throughout every step of the chain.
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NSF H1-certified lubricants: best practices

The NSF H1 category comprises all lubricants for use in food production, where ‘incidental’ contact with food may occur. Incidental should in this case be seen as ‘unavoidable’ or inherent in the application. All H1-inspected lubricants are free of toxic components and have been tested for possible migration of substances to foodstuffs. It is the task of the user to apply the lubricants in such a manner as to avoid or minimise every contact with food.

Therefore, these Best Practices should be followed:

  • Targeted use: it is recommended, wherever possible, to apply the lubricants using a brush or by rubbing them on instead of spraying. Use a nozzle attachment to direct the lubricant wherever possible.

  • Minimise the use of the product: use the minimum amount of lubricant needed to avoid dripping.

  • Refresh regularly: Lubricants can often become sticky. This means they collect dust and organic residues over time, which could result in mould formation.

  • It is therefore recommended to remove old lubricants regularly and to apply a fresh lubricant.

Lubricants
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Food-safe cleaners

A clean workspace is the key to good food safety. This includes everything from removing minor spills during production, daily cleaning of surfaces to standard periodic maintenance or thorough cleaning after a crisis situation.

Novatio offers food-certified solutions for all types of contamination. Most cleaning agents may be used in and during the food production process. Some solvent cleaners, however, may not come into contact with foodstuffs.

The food legislation states that the surfaces must be rinsed with pure water after every cleaning session. It is important to check the purity of the rinse water regularly in order to avoid the water becoming a new source of contamination.

Cleaners
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Adhesives and sealants

Adhesives offer the food industry several advantages over other mechanical fixing methods. For example, it enables the use of completely smooth wall surfaces and work benches, without screws or holes, and therefore mush less chance of contamination.

The Novatio glues and sealants are all EC1935/ LFGB certified for use in spaces where food production takes place, allowing for incidental food contact (*). This certification is much stricter than the NSF P1-class commonly used for adhesives, which does not permit use in food-production environments.

*Permanent food contact is only permitted with 100% inert materials, such as stainless steel, glazed ceramics, glass or food-certified plastics. The Novatio-sealants and adhesives, however, are free of hazardous substances and do not show any interaction with foodstuffs.
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Poxycon

Novatio offers a small and effective range of epoxies for various applications: surface reinforcement, concrete repair, floor repair, etc.

Our technical advisers sit down with you to select the most appropriate product for your application.

Epoxies and Coatings
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Seal & Bond MS24 ICE

FOOD CERTIFIED SEALANT WITH CURING AT LOW TEMPERATURES

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Seal & Bond MS40 Alu

ALUMINIUM COLORED SEALING KIT WlTH TRANSPARENT FLOW

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Seal & Bond MS40 Trans

STRONG TRANSPARENT ADHESIVE AND SEALANT FOR EVERY INTERIOR

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Seal & Bond MS60

BONDING, ASSEMBLING AND SEALING

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Seal & Bond MS Construct

CONSTRUCTION MS POLYMER FOR BONDING AND ASSEMBLY

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Multifoam FS

FOAMING CLEANER FOR NATURAL POLLUTION IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

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Novakleen pH9

LIQUID CLEANER FOR NATURAL POLLUTION

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Novakleen pH13

LIQUID CLEANER FOR NATURAL POLLUTION

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Ovencleaner FS

POWERFUL OVEN AND GRILL CLEANER

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Safety Clean FS

SOLVENT CLEANER AND DEGREASER FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

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Poxy Color

PIGMENT FOR COLORING POXYCON

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Poxycon

2C EPOXY WEAR LAYER AND REPAIR FOR FLOORS AND SCREEDS

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Belt Spray H1

AVOIDS SLIP STICK

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Chain Lube H1

FOOD INDUSTRY APPROVED CHAIN GREASE

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Lubricant H1

LUBRICANT APPROVED FOR USE IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

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Maintenance Spray H1

CLEANING, LUBRICATING AND PROTECTING

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Novalube Ceramic H1

FOOD APPROVED ANTIBLOCKING LUBRICANT AND PROTECTIVE PASTE

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Nova PTFE Oil H1

PENETRATING PTFE LUBRICANT

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Silgrease H1

FOOD GRADE SILICONE LUBRICANT

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Silicone Spray H1

UNIVERSAL LUBRICATION AND PROTECTION

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Novawipe Microfibre FS

MICROFIBRE CLOTH FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

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Scrubpad FS

SCOURING PADS FOR THE FOOD INDUSTRY

NSF HACCP-certificaat EC1935-2004

Novatio minimises production downtime at Citrique Belge

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