Interflon Food Lube is one of the best methods for poultry processors to cut costs.
You’re a processing line supervisor, or maybe a poultry processing plant manager. You’re so busy you don’t even have time to read this post. But management is on your case to cut costs, so you Googled it, and here you are. What do you do? You can’t streamline your process any more… it’s already at maximum efficiency. You don’t want to let any of your workers go, or you’ll be short-handed. So, let’s cut to the chase: Interflon Food Lube is a food-safe lubricant that will help poultry processors shave thousands–sometimes tens of thousands–of dollars per year from their operating budgets.
Yes, we are dead serious. No, we are not making this up.
Yes, we can prove it. No, it’s not too good to be true.
It’s simple science and basic economics.
How can we make this claim?
- Food Lube lasts up to 10x longer than other lubricants
- Food Lube replaces multiple other sprays and greases
- Food Lube repels water and particles, so equipment stays clean and dry
- Food Lube stays on even after high-pressure spray or harsh chemicals are applied
- Chains can last well over a year before replacement
- You can go for months without lubricating
- Sanitizing process becomes much faster
- You save money on new chains, labor costs, and lubricants
Oh yeah? Prove it.
Don’t take our word for it. Read the case studies from poultry processing plants where we’ve succeeded in helping plant managers save thousands, tens of thousands, and sometimes even hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Still not sure? We expected that… after all, you didn’t get to where you are in life by buying every single thing someone tried to sell you. You’re smart, savvy, and nobody’s fool. But you also know the truth when you see it. So read on to learn about the science behind Interflon Food Lube!
Here Comes the Science
Interflon products contain MicPol®, a unique technology that contains micronized, polarized particles of lubricating material.
Micronization means these lubricant particles are so tiny they can fit literally anywhere. They coat every surface, like the insides of cracks, crevices, pits, and grooves. They can even penetrate seized bolts you thought would never move again.
This means that MicPol® particles will thoroughly coat every single part of a chain, gear, flap, hinge, gate, roller… or whatever you are applying it to. Because chains are susceptible to the most wear, we like to brag about how good we are at keeping them in good shape… far longer than the competition. To learn more about how Interflon products are so effective at protecting chains, read our post called 3 Causes of Chain Stretch and How to Prevent It.
Polarization means the lubricant particles are negatively charged. The surfaces you are lubricating contain positively-charged particles. Remember how opposites attract? Because of this law, MicPol® particles will adhere magnetically to the surface you are lubricating. This is a much, much stronger way to get a lubricant to stay on a surface.
Most lubricants rely on the principle of viscosity… that is, they’re just sticky. They can be flung off by rapid or repeated movement. They can be removed by high-pressure spray or harsh sanitizing chemicals. They collect dirt, feathers, rust, or other particles that quickly form an unsightly, messy, and–worst of all–abrasive paste. Why is abrasive paste so bad? Because it hastens the wear on your chain, causing it to stretch faster. The cleaner your lube stays, the longer that chain will last.
One of the amazing things about Food Lube is that after application, it will dry to a solid film. You can touch it, and your finger will come away completely dry and clean. This is the same property that allows it to stay free of particles and prevent that abrasive paste from forming. It shaves hours off the daily sanitizing process, which means lower labor costs, cleaner equipment, and probably happier workers.
How to Apply Food Lube
Food Lube is easy to apply to new or existing chains. If you have just purchased chains, be sure to remove the protective coating that they came with before applying Food Lube. Check out this video to show you how.
If you’re applying Food Lube to your current chains, we recommend using Interflon Food Grade Degreaser to remove existing grease and soil. The MicPol® particles need to be able to reach the surfaces before they can begin to do their job.
There are just four steps to applying Food Lube:
- Apply Degreaser
- Rinse the chains well
- Dry with an air hose
- Apply Food Lube
If you are located in an area where we have a Technical Advisor, we’d be happy to send him or her out to your plant to help you through this process. If not, we can supply technical expertise over the phone, so don’t hesitate to contact us at the phone number above.
For those situations where a grease is required, Interflon has you covered there, too. We make a wide range of food-safe greases that also contain MicPol®. They come in a variety of formulations, including for open gears, extreme temperatures (both high and low), high pressure, and more. Check out Interflon’s Food Grease LT2, which is made for cold temperatures and outdoor use, or our Paste HT 1200, a food-grade assembly grease and anti-seize paste.
Because Food Lube is rated H1 by the NSF, it is safe to use on any equipment where it may come into indirect contact with consumable foodstuffs. This includes any other equipment you might have in your processing or packing areas. You can safely use Food Lube throughout your entire plant with full confidence.
If you’ve read this far, you are probably convinced that Food Lube is the way forward for your business. Remember, we can back these claims up with science… and, even better, with customer testimonials! Our mission at Interflon is to save our clients money on maintenance, replacement, and labor costs. Manufacturing high-quality lubricants with MicPol® is how we do it.