Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG) has expanded its range of pump solutions for the food and beverage sector. The group has launched Maxthane pump tubing elements while receiving FDA confirmation and EC1935/2004 certification on Qdos pumps. This article first appeared in the December 2021 issue of Food and Drink Business.

Maxthane is designed to deliver accurate and reliable dosing of flavours, colours and additives with reliability and compliance to FDA and EU food grade standards. 

Compatible with all types of food oils and most clean-in-place (CIP) chemicals, Maxthane is manufactured from fully recyclable thermoplastic polyurethane, which reduces its environmental impacts and supports sustainability initiatives of food plants. 

WMFTG product manager Chris Palmer says the food and beverage sector’s pumping demands include regulatory compliance, chemical compatibility, high performance, and easy maintenance. 

“The advanced materials technology invested in Maxthane means food plants can add sustainability to the list of benefits they receive. In addition, confirmation of key certifications on Qdos means we are able to bring the process performance benefits of Qdos to a much wider audience.” 

The tubing has high peristaltic performance due to its thinner wall and is designed for use with the Watson-Marlow 530 Series cased peristaltic pumps fitted with a 520 RET pumphead, delivering high-accuracy and simple maintenance. 

Easy changeover is provided through quick-change LoadSure which is available in three sizes, allowing for the operator to easily replace the element in the pumphead during maintenance routines. 

Qdos pumps – which are deployed in metering applications in a range of industrial applications all over the world – now carry the certification required for use in food and beverage processing applications.

Packaging News

Close the Loop Group is listing on the ASX today, following the completion of an over-subscribed $12 million capital raising, with strong support from institutional and cornerstone investors.

Amcor has opened a new ISO certified medical packaging facility for the APAC region, with co-extruders and flexo printing centre stage at the Singapore-based plant.

PKN’s Nov/Dec 2021 issue is once again packed with latest stories from the world of packaging, shining a light on the latest news, trends and developments in sustainability, e-commerce packaging, packaging innovation, and pack printing and decoration.