Safely germ-free with antimicrobial cable ties 26 March 2024

Panduit has launched a range of medical and food production specific antimicrobial and metal detectable cable ties and fasteners. This expansion to applications including medical technology, food production, laboratories and the pharmaceutical industry, offers a cost-effective solution to wider market.

The cable ties comply with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) specifications, the North American standard of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the hygiene regulations of the European Union (EU). In addition, the components are provided with an (Environmental Protection Agency) EPA-registered, antimicrobial and ionised additive that prevents the growth of various bacteria, moulds and fungi on the product surface in independent laboratory tests in accordance with ISO 22196:2019 and ASTM G21-15. This reduces the formation of harmful germs and odours, improves hygiene and increases safety in critical areas of application.

The innovative cable ties from Panduit effectively prevent contamination thanks to their antimicrobial properties. These fastening components are made from a metal-impregnated material and can be identified by metal detection devices on production lines. Additionally, the cable ties ensure a reliable hold in the operating temperature range between -60°C and 85°C in accordance with UL746B and are resistant to chemicals.

The material mix of nylon 6.6 and the integrated mini metal parts facilitate machine identification and the bright blue colour allows the components to be quickly identified by eye. This means that the cable ties can be detected and, if necessary, removed during various production phases.

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