All over the world, due to differences in culture and climate, people use different methods to cook their food. Most ovens used for cooking have relatively low temperatures, perhaps reaching a maximum 1000oC. Cordierite products are used in the food industry as oven shelves or as linings for the walls and roof. Shelves in a pizza oven must be free from chemicals, odourless, easy to clean, not alter the taste of the food and also be able to be used again and again. Inner surfaces of ovens are exposed to fluctuating temperatures as a result of the opening and closing of the door, so any materials used also needs good thermal-shock resistance.
The special products for the food industry are made from a pure cordierite material composed of alumina, silica and magnesia. The minerals present are cordierite, mullite and a glassy phase with content for other materials such as cadmium, lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, PBBs, PBBEs and PBDEs being well within EU and US regulations for oven and kitchen utensils. we supply plain batts, grooved batts and discs as pizza shelves, and extruded or plain batts for oven linings.
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