The food processing industry faces numerous challenges when it comes to ensuring equipment meets the necessary standards. At Marlin Steel, we have extensive experience in providing custom food-grade products suitable for varying food processing tasks. Depending on your unique needs, we can produce quality electropolished stainless steel racks, carts, and wire baskets that adhere to strict food industry requirements while making your production processes safer and more efficient.

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Wire Racks

Wire Racks

Rolling Carts

Rolling Carts

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Food Wire Baskets

Stainless Steel: The Ideal Food-Grade Metal

Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials for food processing equipment due to its durability, corrosion resistance, and ability to withstand repeated sterilization. Food processing wire products from Marlin Steel are made exclusively from 304 and 316 stainless steel grades and then electropolished for improved sanitation.

Food-Grade 304 Stainless Steel

This is one of the most commonly used stainless steel alloys in the food processing industry. It is capable of resisting corrosion from various chemicals and can be easily electropolished to create a smooth, easy-to-clean surface.

Food-Grade 316 Stainless Steel

316 stainless steel is ideal for food processing equipment due to its higher resistance to alkalis, acids, and chlorides. It can hold up under extreme temperatures of over 800°C (1472°F) and doesn’t experience pitting when exposed to salt. These properties make 316 stainless steel ideal for a wide variety of food processing applications.

The Importance of Food-Safe Metal Coatings

Along with choosing the right metal for food processing equipment, it's important to use the right metal coating to ensure industry compliance. Coatings help to extend the useful life of metal products, reducing the total cost of ownership for baskets, trays, and other custom wire forms. At Marlin Steel, we offer the following metal coating options to enhance our products:
  • Anti-microbial Coatings. Anti-microbial coatings inhibit the spread or absorption of bacteria on a metal product’s surface.
  • Electropolishing. Electropolishing is a finishing process that enhances a surface’s smoothness and corrosion resistance. It makes stainless steel products easier to sanitize and eliminates microscopic flaws that could allow bacteria to live on the surface.
  • Teflon® (PTFE). PTFE is hydrophobic and offers a low coefficient of friction, making it a popular non-stick coating. It can withstand temperatures up to 260°C (500°F) and offers very strong chemical resistance.
  • FEP. Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) is similar to PTFE in that it is hydrophobic and resistant to nearly all chemicals. However, it has a lower temperature threshold of 205°C (400°F), meaning it’s not ideal for use in ovens or other high-temperature food applications.


Marlin Steel Wire: Your Trusted Wire Partner for Food Processing Applications

Since 1968, Marlin Steel Wire has specialized in producing custom metal wire products for use in numerous industries, including food processing. All of our products are 100% made in the US with the utmost quality and fast delivery. Regardless of your needs, our experts can customize wire products to address your unique food processing challenges while ensure compliance with stringent food industry standards.

Contact Our Experts to Discuss Your Food Grade Wire Needs

Marlin Steel is your go-to source for high-quality food-grade wire racks, carts, baskets, and more. All of our products are constructed with food-safe stainless steel materials and undergo electropolishing for easy cleaning and improved sanitation. For more information about our wire products for the food processing industry, Contact us or request a quote today.

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