Whether they’re making potato chips, peanut butter, or cold drinks, food and beverage manufacturers often deal with energy loss on equipment that can’t be insulated with fibrous insulation. For many years they resigned themselves to heat loss from equipment in food sensitive areas because the insulation methods available just wouldn’t work from a performance standpoint and also due to safety regulations that prohibit their use  as insulation near food processing operations.

Performance & Safety Issues with fibrous/fiberglass insulation in food and beverage manufacturing include:

  • It can’t stand up to continuous cleaning of equipment
  • Fibers have the potential to break free and cause contamination of products
  • It can’t easily wrap around all types of equipment
  • It takes up too much space
  • It breaks down easily in moist environments and gets moldy
  • It causes corrosion and CUI of underlying metal substrates
  • Insulation performance degrades due to moisture

Syneffex™ Gets Positive Reviews For Multiple Benefits of Thermal Insulation Coatings

Some of the big reasons food processing, breweries, and food and beverage manufacturing facilities  love to use our coatings to insulate include:

  • Saving energy
  • Protecting employees from burns
  • Reducing the heat radiated from hot processing equipment into the ambient area
  • Reducing their overall carbon footprint.
  • Preventing corrosion and CUI

Thermal Insulation Coatings Keep Manufacturing Temperatures In The Safety Zone

And there there is another very important reason related to food safety. According to an article in Food Safety Magazine, proper insulation is also related to the safety of cold food and beverage products, “Hot piping should not run in the neighborhood of piping that transports cold food products, cold process water, etc. The warm-up of these cold liquids can give rise to the growth of food pathogens. Insulation of hot piping is required, not only to economize on energy, but also to prevent excessive heating of the food production environment above acceptable temperatures.”

When Syneffex™ thermal insulating paint technology was introduced in 2004, it started sweeping the food and beverage manufacturing industries with a wave of energy savings. One of the first food and beverage markets that came to us for solutions was the dairy industry.

Dairy manufacturers wanted to insulate milk tanks and butter fat melting tanks and our insulation coatings for the food industry were a perfect solution. We helped keep milk cooler during storage and helped improve the melting consistency of butter fat, all from just a few powerful coats of our thermal insulation paint  on the exterior of the equipment.

Syneffex™ Reviews | Insulation Coatings for Food and Beverage Equipment

Here are just a few other happy customer stories and positive reviews from our food and beverage clients.

Breweries, like Grupo Modelo (Corona Beer),  were happy with the energy savings and safe touch capability our Heat Shield™ High Heat insulation coating provided for large steam pipes. A micro brewery increased beer production from insulating their kettles and being able to bring their beer wort to a boil faster. How great is that?!

Snack food manufacturer, Holiday Snacks, helped keep employees cooler and lower energy costs by insulating their peanut fryer, baking oven, and oven duct.

Soft drink manufacturers have enjoyed energy savings from a safe for food environments insulation coating insulating bottle washers, steam pipes, and condensate pipes.

Sugar manufacturer, Illovo Sugar, was pleased to finally have a product to insulate their large sugar diffuser. They used our Translucent PT coating to coat the entire exterior to lower energy costs, prevent corrosion, and reduce the surface temperature.

Some of the other types of food industry equipment that our thermal insulating paints have been used to insulate:

  • Baking Ovens
  • Fryers
  • Bottle Washers
  • Diffusers
  • Oven Ducts
  • Cooking Vessels
  • Pasteurizers
  • Steam Pipes
  • Hot Water Pipes
  • Condensate Pipes
  • Melting Tanks
  • Brewing Kettles
  • Dairy Tanks
  • Refrigerated Storage

Key reasons that our coatings are so popular in the food and beverage processing industry are:

  • Safe for use in food processing areas
  • Water-based and non-toxic
  • Applies easily to equipment exterior
  • Takes up virtually no space
  • Mold resistant
  • Moisture resistant
  • No fibers to break away
  • Can be washed
  • Insulates effectively
  • Reduces surface temperature for safe touch
  • Lowers heat radiated into the working environment
  • Lasts 5-10 years
  • Can be applied in-service, no shut-down required
  • Quick, often 1 day applications
  • Short payback period, typically 6-18 months

What is a quick way to meet multiple sustainable benchmarks? 

No matter what industry you’re in, thermal insulation coatings can help you meet multiple sustainable benchmarks, like energy savings, worker safety, and asset protection. Another tip for sustainable minded companies is that our powerful Heat Shield™ EPX-H2O coating is famous for going to the “heart of the energy issue” by insulating boilers easly to help them and the whole steam system run more efficiently. 

So, if you’ve just passed your summer busy season and you’re taking some time to look at energy saving and sustainability improvements in your facility, whether you are in the food industry or another one…. Just give us a call, send us an email or use our easy Specification Request Form and we can help you discover the power of nanoscience based thermal insulation coatings and the cost and maintenance benefits that go along with them.