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FOODGRADE – Coatings for food tanks

Surfaces of containers, tanks and silos in which food is produced, transferred or stored must be explicitly suitable for this use. It must be ensured that no unauthorised substances migrate into the food, contaminate it and make it unfit for consumption.

Tank coatings provide a barrier layer.

It protects the food from corrosion, contamination and migration. The selection of the right coating and professional application is crucial for the result of the remediation. Decisive factors for product selection are

  • The type of filling material
  • The cleaning agents
  • The temperature during use
  • The local normative requirements (e.g. EU or FDA)
  • The storage period of the product
  • The substrate or old coating
  • The time available for renovation
  • The use for interior or exterior

Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300

Surface coatings that come into direct contact with food must comply with the regulations of Regulation (EU) 10/2011 in Europe and FDA 21 CFR 175.300 for the US market. Regulation (EU) 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300 regulate the technical requirements for plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food. These coatings have the additional designation FOODGRADE in our product portfolio.

The following tank coatings are tested for direct contact with all foodstuffs in accordance with VO (EU) 10/2011. FK 100 FOODGRADE is double certified, i.e. according to VO (EU) 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300. The coatings differ in:

  • Binder base
  • Type of certification
  • Chemical resistance
  • Processing temperatures
  • Weather resistance
  • Odour intensity during processing

Overview of FOODGRADE tank and silo coatings

Comparison silo tank coatings


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The declaration of conformity

In our detailed declarations of conformity you will find all the information on the global and specific migration tests carried out as well as the organoleptic and mechanical tests. By signing the declaration of conformity, we assume full responsibility that the FOODGRADE product complies with the requirements of VO (EU) 10/2011 or FDA 21 CFR 175.300.

Processing by the professional

A tank interior coating can only be applied by trained professionals. For application, we recommend the spraying method to achieve a coating film with maximum surface quality.

Information and service

We know the requirements for surfaces in food processing companies and supply functional coating solutions.

You only have a short time window for renovation? Do you have questions about our products or their use? Feel free to contact our application technology personally by phone or send us an e-mail.

Phone: +49 (0)6253 / 23 94 – 18

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