pintura alimentaria

Application guides

by Fakolith Chemical Systems

pintura sanitaria

Food contact paint or enamel suitable for contact with food, for wood, displays, utensils, 3D printing parts, and other surfaces of the food industry.

Description of the problem

There are many surfaces in the food industry that need to be coated to be suitable for food contact. The surfaces can be very varied, such as food displays, shelves, wooden elements and other materials for serving food, parts from 3D printers, utensils, etc. Fakolith offers various varnish solutions certified for compliance with the European Regulation EU 10/2011 and its subsequent amendments, and also for the American Regulation FDA 21 CFR 175.300. All Fakolith FoodGrade coatings are treated with food contact antimicrobial technology BioFilmStop Green, which helps to inhibit the nesting of bacteria, biofilm and viruses that cause foodborne toxiinfections, thus increasing food and health safety.

Summary of the most common basic solution and procedure

Due to the diversity of existing surfaces, it is not possible to have a single food paint or enamel that can cover all applications, so we recommend you to check among the following options the one that best suits your case. Starting from clean and dust-free bases, and especially on wood, the usual processes of sanding, vacuuming and insulating primer (such as undiluted FK-16) should be followed. After proper surface preparation, the following options are currently available:

· Option A- DISPAINT FOODGRADE: Innovative water-based enamel, fast drying, thin film and matte-satin finish, suitable for direct and indirect contact with food, which is presented as the most versatile option in multiple surfaces, wood, primed metal, already enameled surfaces, 3D printing parts, etc..  For surfaces requiring good hardness, medium physical-chemical stress, with easy renewal and maintenance. It has double certification EU 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300, and CE marking tests, which broadens its field of use.

· Option BDISPERLITH FOODGRADE ELASTIC: FoodGrade water-based paint, with good elasticity, fast drying, and satin finish, suitable for direct and indirect contact with food, for multiple surfaces that require a balance of elasticity, medium physical-chemical stress, and easy renovation and maintenance. It is EU 10/2011 certified and CE marking Tests. 

· Option CFAKOLITH FK-45 FOODGRADE: When maximum physical-chemical resistance and food compatibility according to EU 10/2011 are required, FK-45 FoodGrade (BPA Compliant) food grade epoxy paint is often the most suitable choice. It has EU 10/2011 certification and CE marking tests. Alternatively the more cutting edge option with FK-100 FoodGrade as the 100% solids food grade epoxy paint, which also has dual EU 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300 certification, and CE marking testing. 

Application process

1.- Option A - DISPAINT FoodGrade

PROPERTIES: it is a 1-component aqueous dispersion matt acrylic enamel, thin film and fast air drying, widely certified and suitable for direct and indirect contact with food, according to the European Regulation EU 10/2011 and American FDA 21 CFR 175.300, and its subsequent modifications. Formulated with modified acrylic copolymers, free of Bisphenol A (BPA free), APEO, formaldehyde, phthalates, heavy metals, etc.  Dispaint FoodGrade has excellent finish and adhesion on multiple surfaces, with an adequate balance between physicochemical resistance and impermeability in its category. It has no tacking or blocking after curing, class 1 wet scrub resistance, low Voc, and low odor. It is not dangerous goods neither for its use nor for road, sea or air transport. It is a multipurpose aqueous food enamel, easy to apply, renew and maintain.

Product treated (BPR Art 3 and 58) with BioFilmStop FG antimicrobial technology, specific version for food contact, with high effectiveness tested against bacteria and other pathogenic microorganisms such as coronavirus, and always in accordance with EU 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300 regulations. Effectiveness test ISO 22196 and ISO 21702 (Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus subtillis, Pseudomonas aureginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis, Legionella pnemophila, Human Coronavirus; Feline cronavirus). The paints and coatings of Fakolith's food range contribute to positively comply with EC regulation 852/2004, are manufactured under HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) according to EC 2023/2006 and/or FDA 21 CFR 174.5, improving hygiene and food and sanitary safety of surfaces and environments.

MAIN USE: particularly suitable for the protection and finishing of surfaces of repeated use, and up to medium physicochemical stress, in direct, indirect or occasional contact with food, such as open surfaces of walls, ceilings, skirting boards, installations and various objects. Excellent general adhesion in its category on multiple surfaces, such as surfaces with previous coatings in good condition, 3D printing parts, various plastics, primed metal alloys, wood surfaces and derivatives, mineral surfaces and dry construction gypsum panels, sandwich panels, etc. Mainly used in food and auxiliary industry, health sectors, hospitals, clinics, in industry, civil works and public and private buildings in general.

APPLICATION: Applicable by brush, roller, Airless or Air-Mix, anilox rollers, industrial spraying.

SERIAL COLORS: White. Consult availability, price and minimum quantity for other colors of the FoodGrade chart or other RAL colors).

AVERAGE YIELD: DISPAINT FOODGRADE has an approximate average yield of 4-8 m²/l. in 2-3 coats. Depending on the desired finish, the texture and absorption of the base can vary considerably.

For a correct application follow the indications of the technical data sheets, application guides and safety data sheets. In case of doubt consult our technical service.

1.- Option B - DISPERLITH FoodGrade Elastic

FEATURES: Disperlith FoodGrade Elastic water-based 1-component paint or colorless varnish, certified for direct and indirect contact with food and drinking water, according to European Regulation EU 10/2011 and its subsequent amendments. Food contact paint formulated with modified acrylic copolymers, Bisphenol A free (BPA free), with good coverage, excellent balance between high impermeability, elasticity and good adhesion, low odor, fast drying, applicable from low temperatures (>3ºC). It has EC marking tests that confirms an excellent physicochemical resistance in its category.

Product treated (BPR Art 3 and 58) with BioFilmStop FG antimicrobial technology, specific FoodGrade version, highly effectiveness tested against bacteria and other pathogenic microorganisms such as coronavirus, and always according to EU 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300 regulations. ISO 22196 and ISO 21702 effectiveness test (Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus subtillis, Pseudomonas aureginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis, Legionella pnemophila, Coronavirus Feline). The paints and coatings of the Fakolith FoodGrade range contribute to the positive compliance with CE 852/2004, are manufactured under HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) according to CE 2023/2006 and/or FDA 21 CFR 174.5, improving the hygiene, food and health safety of surfaces and environments.

FIELDS OF USE: Especially suitable for the protection and painting of surfaces up to medium physical-chemical stress, in direct, indirect or occasional contact with food, water for food processing and drinking water. As a finish for open surfaces such as walls, ceilings at indoors and outdoors, on objects and other surfaces, and in immersion in concrete tanks for drinking water.
Mainly used in the food industry but also in the health sector, hospitals, clinics, industry, civil engineering, and public and private buildings in general. Certified for clean rooms.

SERIAL COLORS: Standard colours: Colorless varnish, White RAL 9003, Light Ivory RAL 1015, Oxide Red RAL 3009, Grey RAL 7004, Green RAL 6002, Blue RAL 5012, Yellow RAL 1003 and Black RAL 9017 (Check availability, price and minimum quantity for other FoodGrade Color card or other RAL colours).

APPLY with brush, roller, Airless or Air-Mix.

AVERAGE YIELD: DISPERLITH FoodGrade Elastic has an approximate yield of 3-5 m²/l. in 2 coats for painting and up to 6-19 m²/l. for varnishing. Depending on the texture and absorption of the base it can vary sensibly.

Product for professional use. For a correct application follow the instructions in the technical sheets, application guides and safety data sheets. In case of doubt, consult our technical service.

1.- Option C - FK-45 FoodGrade

PRODUCT SUMMARY: FK-45 FoodGrade is a 2-component epoxy food contact paint or varnish, with very high solids content, certified for direct and indirect contact with food, according to the European regulation EU 10/2011. High performance paint, low Voc, low odor, gloss finish, with CE marking tests and excellent physicochemical resistance in its category. Especially indicated for the protection and painting of surfaces in direct and indirect contact with food, beverages, water for food processing and drinking water.

Product treated (BPR Art 3 and 58) with BioFilmStop FG antimicrobial technology, specific FoodGrade version, highly effectiveness tested against bacteria and other pathogenic microorganisms such as coronavirus, and always according to EU 10/2011 and FDA 21 CFR 175.300 regulations. ISO 22196 and ISO 21702 effectiveness test (Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus subtillis, Pseudomonas aureginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enteritidis, Legionella pnemophila, Coronavirus Feline). The paints and coatings of the Fakolith FoodGrade range contribute to the positive compliance with CE 852/2004, are manufactured under HACCP and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) according to CE 2023/2006 and/or FDA 21 CFR 174.5, improving the hygiene, food and health safety of surfaces and environments.

FIELDS OF USE: Following the technical instructions for each system, FK-45 FoodGrade can be applied inside silos and tanks and pipes, and given its high physical-chemical resistance, it is also highly recommended for direct indirect and occasional contact on walls, ceilings, skirting boards, floors, metal structures, machinery and equipment, cold and freezing rooms, food warehouses, panels, food transport, objects, etc., always indoors.Especially in the food industry and healthcare sectors, hospitals and clinics, and also in industry, civil works and public and private buildings in general. Compatible with most mineral surfaces, concrete, sandblasted metals SA 2,5 Rz>50, metals properly primed, lacquered panels and on other paints and / or compatible primers well bonded and other surfaces resistant to cut-cross test Class 0-1 UNE-DIN EN ISO 2409:2007 and traction EN ISO 4624:2016 Rigid Systems: ≥1,0 (0,7) b N/mm2. (Without traffic loads) and: ≥2,0 (1,5) b N/mm2 (With traffic loads).

STANDARD COLORS: Transparent varnish, White RAL 9003, Light Ivory RAL 1015, Oxide Red RAL 3009 and Grey RAL 7004, Green RAL 6002, Blue RAL 5012, Yellow RAL 1003 and Black RAL 9017 (Please check availability, price and minimum required quantity for other colors from our FoodGrade chart or other RAL colors).

APPLICABLE: with brush, roller, Airless or AirMix preferably heated.

With Declaration of Compliance, Performance and CE marking.

AVERAGE YIELD PAINT: according to recommended coat thickness, depending on use of FK-45 FoodGrade

- Dry thickness 200 µm = wet 302 gr/m² (222 ml/m²) - yield 3,31 m²/kg (4,5 m²/L).
- Dry thickness 300 µm = wet 453 gr/m² (333 ml/m²)- yield of 2,21 m²/kg (3,00 m²/L).
- Dry thickness 350µm = wet 528 gr/m² (389 ml/m²)- yield of 1,90 m²/kg (2,57 m²/L).
- Dry thickness 400 µm = wet 604 gr/m² (444 ml/m²)- yield of 1,66 m²/kg (2,25 m²/L).
- Dry thickness 500 µm = wet 755 gr/m² (555 ml/m²)- yield of 1,32 m²/kg (1,80 m²/L).
- Dry thickness 700µm = wet 1058 gr/m² (778 ml/m²)- yield of 0,95 m²/kg (1,28 m²/L).

AVERAGE YIELD TRANSPARENT VARNISH:

- Dry thickness 50 µm = wet 58 gr/m² (53 ml/m²)- yield of 17,27 m²/kg (18,87 m²/L).
- Dry thickness 75 µm = wet 87 gr/m² (79 ml/m²)- yield of 11,49 m²/kg (12,66 m²/L).
- Dry thickness 100 µm = wet 116 gr/m² (105 ml/m²)- yield of 8,63 m²/kg (9,52 m²/L).

For a correct application follow the indications in the technical sheets, application guides and safety data sheets. In case of doubt consult our technical service.

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Several FoodGrade colors



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