Making great snacks like plantain chips and cheese balls is something that the Holiday Snacks facility in Trinidad & Tobago does exceptionally well. Their delicious variety of food snacks have been enjoyed by multiple generations. But they haven’t just rested on their fine food accomplishments, they went a step farther to utilize innovative insulation technology in their manufacturing facility to improve employee safety and lower the energy consumption of their manufacturing processes.

They had several pieces of hot equipment in their facility that were above a safe to touch level, these included a casa oven, peanut fryer, and oven vent duct. Due to the sensitive nature of their manufacturing, they couldn’t have fibrous insulation, like fiberglass or mineral wool, around their cooking equipment. This created a rather challenging environment for their employees who worked around the hot equipment and in the environment, which was also hot due to the heat generated into the space.


They found a solution with patented Heat Shield™ High Heat thermal insulation coating. The coating allowed them to finally insulate the hot equipment with a thermal barrier solution that would stay in place and was water-based and low VOC – no issues with having it around the food manufacturing processes – and it provided multiple other benefits such as corrosion, moisture, and mold resistance.

They lowered their overall surface temperatures by between 27F to 48.6F with just 6-coats of the High Heat insulation coating, making the surfaces safe-touch for the surrounding work environment and the employees. Plus the coating reduced the heat coming off the equipment into the work area, making their work place much more comfortable – especially during the hottest months of the year.



Casa Oven:
Before: 203F (95C)
After: 167F (75C)

Oven Vent Duct:
Before: 260.6F (127C)
After: 233.6F (112C)

Peanut Fryer:
Before: 210.2F (99C)
After: 161.6F (72C)

In addition to all that safety, they of course saved energy as well by insulating their heat processes, saving money and lowering their overall carbon footprint.

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Whether you’re a snack food manufacturer making chips, cookies, or crackers, making those snacks with less energy, more sustainably, and with improved employee safety is definitely something to go “nuts” about! :)