Certifications for the food and beverage industry

Jan Michels | 3. June 2020

Since food and beverages are sensitive products, production and processing must also be precisely tailored to them. This applies in particular to direct food contact. For this reason, there are igus materials that have been specifically developed for the requirements of the food and beverage industry. Starting with FDA-compliant, later EU 10/2011-compliant materials were added. […]


FDA-compliant linear technology for medical products comes from Cologne

Ingo Urbach | 26. May 2020

When the corona pandemic (COVID-19) broke out, many companies volunteered to manufacture medical products such as masks, gowns, ventilators and face shields. In addition to the FDA-compliant materials used for the actual masks, gowns, ventilators and face shields, the tools and machinery used to manufacture these products must also meet FDA compliance standards. Depending on […]


Are there detectable plastics with food approval for moving applications?

Marco Thull | 17. April 2020

In the food industry it is often necessary to use plastics that have food approval. Sometimes they are in the direct vicinity or above the open product. There is a high risk that parts of covers or other plastic components may break off and fall into the product. If the materials used are coloured blue, […]


Relevant regulations for vending machine manufacturers in the food sector

Jens Göbel | 17. April 2020

There are a number of standards for vending machine manufacturers in the food sector. Here is


Hygienic dispensing machines

Andrej Schmidt | 9. April 2020

Wherever there is food contact, cleaning must be frequent and intensive. It is the same in the food processing industry and it is also the same in the manufacture of vending machines. There are strict rules for this, resulting from the regulations of the European Parliament.