Habasit recognized with International FoodTec Silver Award 2021
Habasit received the International FoodTec Silver Award in the 2021 edition of this renowned technology prize for its innovative Super HyCLEAN modular belt. The Food Technology Awards recognize pioneering developments in innovation, sustainability, and efficiency and are presented every three years during the Anuga FoodTec trade fair. This year the 20 winning projects were celebrated during a digital ceremony on 23rd February.
The International FoodTec Award is an initiative of the German Agricultural Society (DLG) and honors projects, which bring improvements and advancement in the food processing and technology sector. Habasit is proud to receive this recognition for the Habasit Super HyCLEAN modular belt range, designed to improve cleaning efficacy on food processing lines, especially in the protein industries.
A new concept for hygiene
Food processing lines require efficient cleaning to ensure proper sanitation and compliance with demanding hygiene requirements. A significant amount of the cleaning time is dedicated to the removal of soiling and residues from components of the conveyors, including the belt. Habasit Super HyCLEAN belts have been developed with particular consideration for those food applications and present an entirely new concept in plastic modular belting.
The unique, patented design of the modules has been engineered to minimize places where organic residue can be caught. With significantly reduced hinges and rods, the belt has increased flat surface and minimal cavities on the running side, making it not only easier to clean but also limiting potential breeding grounds for microorganisms. Coupled with dynamic open hinges, Habasit Super HyCLEAN represents a completely new approach to hygiene, putting emphasis on the elimination of potential risks.
Food Technology Award
The International FoodTech Award is in its 11th edition this year. The initiative is led by the German Agricultural Society in cooperation with specialist partners to recognize innovative projects which positively impact sustainability, efficiency, and progress in food technology. Submissions to the award are assessed by an international jury of experts from research and academia, as well as industry practitioners.
The prize is awarded in the form of medals; gold for new products which significantly change the function and the use of which gives rise to a new process or materially improves an existing process, and silver to existing products which have been developed to provide a substantial improvement in their function and the process. Of the 73 submissions in 2021, five projects were awarded the gold medal, and 15 were recognized with the silver award, including the innovative Habasit Super HyCLEAN modular belt.