MAGNETHANE is more attractive! Magnetic traps and metal detectors are a proven defense against metal contaminants. And, like metal parts, plastic and rubber components are everywhere in a processing facility. Rubber and plastic components made with MAGNETHANE provide powerful metal-detectability and magnet susceptibility which allows your existing technology to detect and remove unwanted particles. Let Siftex show you how MAGNETHANE flexible connectors and screen cleaning balls can help you win the battle to reduce foreign material contamination.

MAGNETHANE™ is a plastic and rubber compound that is both magnetically susceptible and enhanced for metal and x-ray detection. How can MAGNETHANE™ help you win the battle against foreign material contamination?

MAGNETHANE™ is available in thermoplastic resins and thermoplastic rubber compounds. In either form, MAGNETHANE™ provides both a very powerful magnetic susceptibility and excellent metal detectability. The plastic and rubber parts made from MAGNETHANE™ can be trapped and detected like metal.

We offer a full line of metal-detectable polyurethane connecting sleeves and screen cleaning balls.

USDA/FDA acceptable for food and pharmaceutical processing

Custom MAGNETHANE™ compounds can be designed to replace common processing components

Why Switch to MAGNETHANE™?
In this era of food safety vigilance, food processors must adhere to increasingly stringent government guidelines. Keeping foreign material “surprises” out of our food and food ingredients is one of the industry’s most pressing ambitions. More often than not, the threat to food safety comes when some unwanted element, whether it be a fragment of metal, piece of rubber, plastic or grain husk enters a food or its package. Devices that enable processors to detect unwanted elements at desirable production speeds prove invaluable. They help to ensure product safety and quality. Plus, they reduce the risk of unwanted media attention and legal concerns.

Food processors have always been focused on minimizing this risk. Blue-colored plastic and rubber parts on processing equipment are part of a strategy to use visual inspection to locate foreign materials. White-colored and clear plastics which blend into the product are also popular.

MAGENTHANE is a trademarked product of Beltservice Corporation.

MAGNETHANE™ Connecting Sleeves
Sifting and screening equipment utilize flexible sleeves for inlet and discharge connectors. MAGNETHANE’S detectability allows you to use your existing metal detection, x-ray screening and magnetic traps to keep component particles out of your product, particles that may otherwise have gone undetected in your finished goods until it was too late.

Round or Oval 
Diameters 4″ (102mm) and larger
Lengths  up to 48″ (1.2m)
Available in square and rectangular sleeves with or without mitered flanges


Screen Cleaning Balls

With the Dura-Ball MD, standard in-line magnetic traps will capture virtually all particles, chips and fragments of the ball which escape the ball tray and enter your product stream. Siftex’s Dura-Ball MD is made from a homogenous blend of magnetically-reactive polyurethanes. The entire ball, from surface to core, has very strong attraction to magnetic fields. This provides greater safety and effectiveness than balls with steel cores.

Available in square and rectangular sleeves with or without mitered flanges

Dura-ball MD Screen Cleaning Balls

Diameters 1-3/8″ (35mm)
Reactive with magnetic traps to remove particles and pieces
FDA acceptable for direct food contact per CFR 21.177.2600 and CFR 21.177.1680
Color: Light Gray
Excellent abrasion, flex fatigue and tear resistance
Outstanding Rebound (70%)
Technical Information

Magnethane™ Technical Data Sheet (PDF)
Dura-Ball MD Technical Data Sheet (PDF)