Why a High-Quality Finish is Important to the Brewery and Beverage Industries

In coherence with guidelines set forth by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), food-grade metal parts must be strong and resistant to corrosion. Because of its optimal properties, stainless steel is often customers’ first-choice alloy for metals used in the brewery and beverage industries, and it’s important for these industries to maintain surfaces that are not only strong but resistant to bacteria and easily cleaned.

In order to achieve these properties, the metal can be smoothed and polished to the desired finish with electropolishing.

How Electropolishing Helps Keep Consumables Safe

The cleanliness of production materials and equipment is crucial to the safety of the brewery and beverage industries.

Because stainless steel is the first choice alloy for metals used in this industry, electropolishing allows for flexibility and precision in the finish. The metal is highly durable while maintaining a high level of cleanability and corrosion resistance. Over continuous strain and use, stainless steel that has been finished using electropolishing will stand the test of time far better than a metal left untreated.

One of the most significant ways that electropolishing can benefit the brewery and beverage industries is its ability to deburr the edges of the stainless steel metal, removing micro imperfections and creating the smoothest possible surface. This limits the amount of pathogenic bacteria that can cling to the surface of the metal, thus allowing for a food-grade surface in-line with FDA guidelines and regulations.