Specialised in the manufacture of FRP tanks and special equipment, the company will highlight in the event the adequacy of its reservoirs to Consolidation Ordinance Nº 05, which ensures the safety of materials that come into contact with drinking water.
“Tecniplas has a safety report of the resins used in the manufacture of FRP tanks, as required by the Ordinance. This enables us to provide reservoirs for the storage of not only drinking water, but also any kind of raw material consumed by the food and beverage industry,” explains Luís Gustavo Rossi, Director of Tecniplas.
In addition to being non-toxic and innocuous, he points out, FRP is more competitive than the stainless steel normally used in the manufacture of tanks for the storage of raw materials in the food sector.
“With the same dimensions and technical features, reinforced plastic tanks can cost up to 35% less than stainless steel. Not to mention that they are monolithic. This means that there are no soldering points, areas usually subject to leaks,” adds Rossi.
In the case of vitrified steel tanks – consist of hundreds of bolted and rubber-coated panels –, the comparison is even more favourable for FRP. “We just need to certify the internal surface or liner of the tank for contact with the water. In the vitrified steel, the guarantee is necessary for all the components that form the reservoir, which implies a sensible increase of the cost,” say Rossi.