Composites tanks are an alternative to steel in the storage of foodstuffs

In Brazil, the food and beverage sector used to opt exclusively for steel tanks – alloys 304 or 316 – to store drinking water and finished products, such as juices, teas, pulps and sauces. This scenario has been gradually changing with the rise of composites reservoirs.

Composites tanks are an alternative to steel in the storage of foodstuffs
Luís Gustavo Rossi, director of Tecniplas, Brazilian leader in composites reservoirs and special equipment, said:

“Composites tanks are gaining ground in the food and beverage market thanks to their lower weight than steel, which implies a reduction in the cost of foundations, and a high resistance to corrosion”

Since when it started serving companies that produce foodstuffs, Tecniplas has supplied around one hundred tanks.

“Some of them, for example, were acquired by Asteca Hinomoto for the storage of soy sauce. They continue operating regularly until today”.

To be able to have contact with human consumption items, Tecniplas’ composites tanks are produced with resins that have the Innocuity Report, as required in Consolidation Ordinance No. 5, of 09/28/2017, from the Brazilian Ministry of Health – Annex XX (former Ordinance 2914/2011).

The director of Tecniplas completes:

“In parallel, we have invested in carrying out even more specific tests to serve this segment, including the surface roughness test. In this way, we can fulfill all the most demanding sanitary conditions when it comes to the storage of foodstuffs”

Companies: TECNIPLAS

Industries: Other Composite End-use areas

Terms: Applications, Business, News Worldwide

This article has been edited by Basalt.Today
This article has been written on JEC Composites Magazine
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