LKAB trials magnetite filler for plastic contamination detection

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 10 December 2015

The company is working with partners to carry out R&D into the use of magnetite in plastic equipment used in the food processing industry. When used as a filler in plastics, the mineral’s properties enable the detection of plastic parts contaminating food.

LKAB Minerals is trialling the use of magnetite as a filler in plastic processing equipment to reduce food contamination.

Together with its partners, LKAB has been incorporating its magnetite-based product, MagniF, into plastic parts used in food industry processing equipment to trace the plastic.

While contamination of food by metal...

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