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Detectamet’s New Economy Pen Offers Detectability and Excellent Writing Performance

03 December 2014

The latest retractable and detectable pen from Detectamet is designed to satisfy the basic requirements for performance and detectability by metal and X-ray monitoring systems used in the food industry.

It is produced with a food contrast blue shell made from Detectamet’s highly resilient detectable polymer. There is  a choice of red, blue, green or black ink in a standard cartridge and the colour of the end button matches the ink. 

“Detectamet has not lost sight of the demand from cost conscious customers who still need to protect their business from contamination risks.” said Detectamet’s CEO Sean Smith “We’ve ensured double detectability and still offer the choice of four ink colours.” 

He went on to explain that, “Although we have worked hard to achieve an economic price there is no compromise on the standards of conformance to food safety and quality. The polymer is approved for safe contact with food according to the EU and U.S. regulations and the inks are non-toxic, meeting the requirements of ISO12757-2.”

The pen is shaped and designed with ridges at the point of grip to make them easier to hold firmly in wet and greasy work environments. The sturdy clip also acts as the release to withdraw the nib. This pen enables additional savings because the ink cartridge can be replaced to make further use of the body of the pen. These pens can be branded using appropriate company logo or name.

As Angela Musson Detectamet’s MD pointed out: “This pen is an ideal opportunity for every food business to raise its standards of food safety, regardless if they operate with or without metal detection systems. The plastic is safe for food contact, the colour makes it more visible in food and the ink is non-toxic.” 

Detectamet has experienced a growth of interest in its products from the food retail and food service sectors that produce food without metal or X-ray monitoring systems but want to improve their food safety standards.


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