Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
- - - - -

Can we use aluminum for the frame of a packaging conveyor belt?

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
2 replies to this topic

#1 qaccount


    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 10 posts
  • 0 thanks

  • Earth

Posted 27 June 2018 - 01:49 PM

Hi All,


We're going for SQF at the end of this year... Is there any standard against using aluminum for the frame of a packaging conveyor belt?  The equipment will only transfer containers after they have been sealed and the belt itself is food grade.  Any concerns with using aluminum?  I know it won't last as long, etc. but cost is an issue right now so just want to make sure it's not against any standard (SQF, FDA, etc).  Thanks!

#2 Scampi



  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 2,832 posts
  • 779 thanks

  • Canada
  • Gender:Not Telling

Posted 27 June 2018 - 02:23 PM

Nope, your good


Non food contact equipment just has to be capable of repeated cleaning and stay sanitary


I will add, galvanized might be cheaper and stronger...

Because we always have is never an appropriate response!

Thanked by 1 Member:

#3 SQFconsultant



  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 3,073 posts
  • 782 thanks

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Truth is like a delicious slice of watermelon... you just want more and more!

Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:27 PM

Don't remember seeing one of those in a long long time, however there is no restrictive on this for SQF.

Kind regards,


Glenn Oster
GOC GROUP / +1.800.793.7042 / Food - Food Packaging - Food Storage/DC

SQF, BRC & IFS System Development, Implementation & Certification Consultants

Serving Small-to-Mid-Size Businesses | International Cross-Border C-CUR Acceptance

Internal Auditor Training | eConsultant | SQF, BRC & IFS Pre-Development or Pre-Audit GAP

http://www.GlennOsterConsulting.com  -- 


Internal Auditor Training - $50 per person











0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

EV SSL Certificate