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Metal Contaminated Vegetable Products Recalled

Metal Contamination

EH Booths has recalled various prepared vegetable products due to the presence of small pieces of metal, reports the UK Food Standards Agency.  The recalled products include Diced Red Onion; Butternut Squash and Red Onion Soup Mix, Diced White Onions, Minestrone Soup Mix and Leek and Potato Soup Mix.  The UK Food Standards Agency declares that…

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4 Metal Contaminated Food Alerts in 2018

Metal Contamination

The UK Food Standards Agency reported four cases of metal contaminated food in 2018.  This compared with six alerts in 2017.  All four cases relate to food products that have either reached or have the potential to reach the consumer. Metal Contaminated Food Warnings 2018 The four cases where food was reported to be potentially…

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Magnetic Separator Audit for Jordans Dorset Ryvita

Magnetic Separator

Inspecting Magnet Strength Bunting engineers have conducted a thorough review of all the Magnetic Separators installed at the Jordans Dorset Ryvita plant in Poole, Dorset.  The magnetic separator audit was completed over three days, including attending site on Saturday to prevent any loss in production. Jordans Dorset Ryvita has a strong heritage of making whole…

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Our 2018 Review

Bunting Magnetic Europe

A Look Back at Our News & Blogs from 2018 BREXIT and concerns about plastic waste have dominated the news in 2018.  Despite the BREXIT pessimism, UK exporters continue to export and the plastics industry is working hard to pacify environmentalists.  2018 has been another great year for Bunting Europe and we look back on…

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Bunting Awarded ISO45001 Standard

Bunting Europe

Priority Given To Health and Safety In October 2018, Bunting Magnetics Europe successfully achieved the new ISO45001 international standard for occupational health and safety (OH&S).  This relates to all activities on their European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted, United Kingdom. To combat injuries in the workplace, ISO has developed a new international standard, ISO45001, published in March…

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Practically Measuring Magnetic Separator Strength

Magnetic Separator Strength

Technically Assessing Magnetic Separator Power Using a Pull Test Kit A Magnetic Separator is designed to attract, capture and hold magnetic particles.  The magnetic strength needed to successfully achieve that design objective is commonly stated in a magnetic separator supplier’s quotation or specified in the tender.  This ‘Magnetic Strength’ is usually referenced in terms of ‘gauss’, a…

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Supporting Tomorrows Engineers Week

Bunting Managing Director Highlights the Importance of Developing Future Engineers The UK’s Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (6-10 November 2017) highlights the need for the development of young engineers.  The organisation identifies that 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed annually through to 2024. We talk with Simon Ayling (Bunting Europe’s Managing Director) to find out…

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Plastics and the Environment

The Necessity of a Global Strategy for Plastics Waste Since 1950, it is estimated that 8.3 million metric tonnes of virgin plastics have been produced.  Of this, 6.3 million metric tonnes has become waste, with 9% being recycled and 12% incinerated.  This leaves 79% that is accumulated in landfills or the natural environment. The report…

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Quality and Environmental Accreditation for Bunting Magnetics Europe

Bunting Successfully Transition to ISO9001 2015 Quality and ISO14001 2015 Environmental Standards Bunting Magnetics Europe has successfully transitioned to the new ISO9001:2015 Quality and ISO 14001 :2015 Environment Standards.  The certification covers the manufacture and supply of Magnetic Separators, Metal Detectors, and Magnets and Magnetic Assemblies from their European manufacturing headquarters in Berkhamsted, UK. Denis…

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Temperature Effect on Rare Earth Magnetic Separators

Neodymium Magnet Damage From High Temperatures If a Neodymium Rare Earth Tube Magnet is put into a red-hot fire, then it would not be surprising if the magnetic properties are destroyed.  However, what if the same Tube Magnet is just exposed to steam being flushed through a pipeline system to clean the pipes? Tube Magnets…

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