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Case Study: Martin Sprocket & Gear Food and Beverage Solutions

CBT partner Martin Sprocket & Gear offers a wide range of unique products ideal for the food and beverage industry. When so many rely on your product to be defect-free, you can't risk any slip-ups. Martin's one-of-a-kind metal detectable plastic product line will prevent downtime, prevent recalls, and save you money.

 

The Challenge

A large snack food manufacturer routinely experienced issues with product contamination due to a coupling failure. This resulted in customer complaints, returned packages with pieces of a coupling sleeve, and large quantities of wasted food product when the contaminant could not be precisely located between production batches.

 

The Solutions

The field support team consulted with the customer to understand the nature of the issue and helped locate the area of failure. Martin then developed a made-to-order Quadra-Flex® coupling from a special metal-detectable polymer with an FDA compliant additive to aid in pinpointing contamination in the future.

 

Impact

The polymer reduced coupling breakage issues and ensured that the manufacturer would be able to quickly pinpoint any broken material in the future to avoid wasted product. The made-to-order coupling saved the company an estimated $375,000 in annual savings.

 

Contact your CBT specialist today for a plant assessment to see where Maritn's food and beverage solutions could work in your plant. 

 

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Martin Food and Beverage Solutions

Metal Detectable Plastics

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