Food & Beverage

Surface Hardening in the Food & Beverage Industry

The Expanite® surface hardening process ensure that your products meet all the demanding requirements of the food & beverage industry e.g. within processing, packaging and filling applications. Compared to traditional wear protection our technology does not only maintain the corrosion resistance of the treated parts but in many cases even improves their resistance to a corrosive attack for example against aggressive cleaning media used during regular CIP (Cleaning in Place) of the equipment in contact with food and beverage. Besides others our process is a direct replacement for hard chrome plating providing enhanced protection against galling, corrosion, wear, fretting and fatigue. We guarantee you the most ideal treatment of your components.

Challenges in the Food & Beverage Industry

  • Risk of expensive down time
  • Loss of efficiency in supply chain
  • Lower quality products
  • Short maintenance cycles
  • Extensive wear and corrosion attack


Benefits with Expanite Hardening

  • Keeps your machinery fit for operation
  • FDA compliant
  • Guaranteed tracebility
  • Reduced risk of unplannned maintenance
  • Extended lifetime
  • ISO9001:2015 compliant
  • Increased wear and galling resistance while maintaining or improving corrosion properties


Food Contact and FDA Compliance

When it comes to food contact the list of certified materials for the affected parts is limited and the most common used stainless steel is the AISI 316/1.4404. On the basis of this material grade the independent Danish Technological Institute evaluated our SuperExpanite process and confirmed food safety (Download). Besides the long list of our satisfied customers - well known in the food and beverage industry for premium state-of-the-art equipment - we can provide you with an FDA master file for our technology. Applying the Expanite hardening will guarantee you the most ideal heat treatment of your products preventing galling and thereby increasing the lifetime of your components. Discover for yourself how Expanite is serving the food and beverage industry globally. Contact us. Challenge us. You’ll be very pleased with the solutions offered at Expanite.

Process Safety

Within the production for the food & beverage industry, process safety has a top priority, hence placing high demands for the devices used in the production of such products. The Expanite technology improves the performance and increase resistance to wear and galling thereby increasing the lifetime of your food and beverage components.

At Expanite we understand that downtime means lost revenue. We take pride in offering the fastest lead time at an extremely competitive price level. We have the know-how and expertise within the industry and we support the industry globally - contact Expanite today! 

The Solutions

Expanite provides sustainable and superior hardening solutions for many food & beverage parts including:

  • Bottling machines
  • Beverage filling machines
  • Packaging machines
  • Meat, fish and poultry processing equipment
  • Dairy and ice-cream machines
  • Chocolate and sweets manufacturing
  • Fruit and vegetable processing
  • Pump and dosing systems
  • Mixing and homgenizing equipment
  • Hygenic and aseptic valves
  • Tank cleaning equipment


Key Applications

At Expanite we have superior application knowledge including:

  • Pump housings
  • Shafts and piston rods
  • Couplings and gears
  • Fasteners and quick connectors
  • Bolts and bearings
  • Bushings and sleeves
  • Nozzles
  • Curves 
  • Knives and cutting equipment




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