Detectamet One-Piece Retractable Fine Marker Reduces Risk

Detectamet One-Piece Retractable Fine Marker Reduces Risk

Detectamet reports that its new Fine Tip Marker Pens reduce the chances of food contamination.

July 14, 2017

Detectamet’s new Fine Tip Marker Pens halve the chances of food contamination. They are retractable so there is no loose cap to be lost in the food processing area, and they are made from detectable plastics that can be identified and rejected by standard metal detectors and X-ray inspection systems.

Based on the same world patented housing design of Detectamet’s broad tip Retractable Marker, the pen has a clam shell that opens to expose the fibre nib to write. With one more click the tip is safely retracted and sealed to avoid drying out.

This pen design helps to solve the HACCP management challenge of physical contamination in food and drink processing where plastic contamination can trigger expensive product recalls, the company said, adding that it is proven to be robust, non-toxic and detectable by metal detection and X-ray inspection systems. The ink can write on a wide range of materials including board, metal, plastic paper and glass.

The marker is made in Detectamet’s food contrasting blue plastic with a choice of four permanent inks – red, blue, green or black.

“Many of the users of our popular dual detectable marker pens have asked us if we can supply fine tip markers for writing on things like our detectable keyhole tags” said Chairman Sean Smith. One customer told him that she liked the way the markers could write on most surfaces, stating, “When Detectamet says it’s permanent it really is.”

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