Manitowoc Foodservice Group Applies Enovation to Materials Management
Choosing the right stainless steel requires more than a magnet
In the foodservice industry, it’s commonly accepted wisdom that stainless steel with magnetic qualities isn’t a good choice for food applications. But technology and testing prove that a variety of stainless grades, including some with magnetic qualities, can be used to produce durable, long-life food equipment that stands up to the rigors of the foodservice industry.
Continuing increases in raw materials prices (see chart: Raw Materials Costs, 2004-Present) coupled with concerns about availability are creating new opportunities for innovation in raw materials management. Following collaborative testing and evaluation with leading global metallurgical experts, Enodis Food Service Group and its companies have placed into production more products using a wider range of stainless steel where specific grades meet our rigorous performance, quality and durability standards. For proprietary and competitive reasons, we do not publish specifications on the stainless grades we use as specific uses vary based on performance requirements, applications, availability and cost factors.