Food and Beverage Industry
In the food and beverage industry, ease of cleaning and the maintenance of sterile and sanitary surfaces are critical.
Because electropolished surfaces are smooth at even a microscopic level, they can be cleaned and hydroblasted in less time and with less pressure. Electro-Kleen electropolishes a wide range of products for a wide range of uses, from food conveyers to milk dispensers to polished beer tanks.
The important hygienic effects of electropolishing are evidenced in research published by the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), the main in-house research arm of the United States Department of Agriculture.
According to the ARS, all surface finishing treatments - including polishing, sandblasting, and grinding - reduce the buildup of bacterial biofilms on stainless steel, but electropolishing always outperforms the rest in contamination prevention.