It would be hard not to notice the dominance of plastics in the modern food and drink handling environment. The growth of international brands, fast food outlets, and just in time logistic requirements for supermarkets and food manufacturers has spurred the growth of food distribution packaging as they get increasingly shipped around the country and the world.
Plastics have taken over from paper, cardboard and wood in many cases. Rotomoulding has a number of roles to play in this market, in particular by providing durability, consistency, reusability and recyclability.
Durability: Rotomoulded polypropylene exhibits a number of physical properties that are great for food processing and manufacturing goods such as abrasion resistance and exposure to elevated temperatures. Plastic containers and packaging protect against the contamination of food and offer adequate mechanical strength.
Consistency: In the age of an increased mechanisation for handing foodstuff having consistent sized rotomoulded pallets, tubs, trays and boxes are a must. Rotomoulded polymer materials can be molded into almost any desired shape giving versatility and lightness.
Reusability: There is a growing awareness of the ecological effect of packaging and the drive for reduction in waste and its impact on the environment. Rotomoulding food products are extremely durable and therefore reusable many times.
Recyclability: Unlike paper and other plastic products that require extensive processing to be reused, rotomoulded products can be melted down and remoulded without any intensive processing, other than heat.
Typical benefits of rotomoulding in the Food and Drink Industry
All weather resistance
Comfortable to handle(hot and cold)
Consistent wall thickness
Good load bearing properties
High impact resistance
One-part construction(no seams)
Potable water safe
There are many examples of rotomoulding in the Food and Drink sector. Uses are growing daily only limited by the imagination.
Rotational moulding provides for many businesses in their sector