Food grade lubricants specialist ROCOL has added additional safety dimension to its FOODLUBE® product range with the introduction of DETEX® metal detectable caps on all grease cartridges.

The move follows overwhelming customer approval for the introduction of DETEX actuators and caps on all ROCOL NSF registered FOODLUBE aerosols last year, and ROCOL says that by extending this to cover grease cartridges they can help maintenance engineers in food processing environments further reduce the risk of foreign object contamination.

It means customers using popular FOODLUBE food grade greases, such as Extreme, Hi-Temp 2 and Ultra, can now benefit from the ability to detect cartridge caps should they accidentally become loose in food and drink processing areas.  DETEX caps now also feature on cartridges for SAPPHIRE® Endure and PUROL Grease, too.

Building on its long-standing NSF registration for FOODLUBE and its ISO 21469 certification, both of which offer crucial safety assurances about lubricant formulation, ROCOL’s decision to extend DETEX metal detectable caps across its range offers further benefits to customers in meeting HACCP requirements.

The patent-pending DETEX caps are themselves manufactured from safe materials deemed acceptable by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in food processing plants.

ROCOL technical manager Bill Hopkins says: “We’re continuously working on customer-focused innovations and introducing DETEX caps to the top and bottom of our grease cartridges is a perfect example of this in action.

It represents another important way in which we can help our food and drink processing customers avoid costly downtime, product recalls and the risk of reputational damage. And our corporate strength as part of the global ITW Group gives us privileged access to developments of this kind.”

FOODLUBE products are available for a wide range of applications across processing plants in the food, drink and clean industries. Individual lubricants are all NSF H1 registered, which means they have been independently assessed and deemed safe for processing equipment used to produce food and drink for human consumption.

Find out more about the FOODLUBE range at

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