Steel and aluminum are non-toxic and easy to recycle metals, and therefore ideal for use in the food packaging industry. MacDermid’s extensive knowledge of cleaning and plating these metals and their alloys, makes us the ideal partner to discuss your packaging pre-treatment and coating needs. Additionally our range contains the complete product portfolio of chemicals for the washing and recycling of PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate plastic. Our lubricants and heat transfer fluids are extensively used in the production and processing of food stuffs.


  • Bakeries – Thermal oil ovens.
  • Food Processing – Industrial oil fryers, jacketed kettles and belt grills.
  • Edible oils – Physical refining and Deodorisation
  • Packaging - Extrusion and moulding

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PET (PolyEthylene Terephthalate) is a strong but lightweight material used to make containers for drinks and other food applications. PET is fully recyclable and after use the containers are washed to remove labels and residues, ground into flake then sorted (by floating / sinking) to remove other plastics such as polypropylene and polyethylene.


Food grade coatings must comply with all relevant regulation. The selection of the specific process depends on the usage and must be tested individually. There is no general approval or recommendation for electroless nickel coatings for food application. However due to the good corrosion and physical properties of electroless nickel deposits it might be a good option for distinct applications.


Our range of heat transfer fluids is based on synthetic, organic products of high purity. Working at temperature ranges between -85oC and 400oC, whatever heating or cooling, heat recovery or application in vapour phase requirement you have; MacDermid have the product to meet your need.

As a distributor of Eastman Chemical Company for the Therminol range, MacDermid supply one of the market leading heat transfer fluids in the world. A large number of markets and industries benefit from our reliable, stable and environmentally advanced range of Therminol processes.



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Our lubricants and oils, used to aid machining operations, provide the primary step in the packaging process. Before coating with either protective MacDermid chromium, tin or organic coatings, our extensive range of pre-treatments condition the metal.