The modern dairy industry relies upon stainless steel to efficiently meet the needs of its customers around the world. Dairy products contain significant amounts of protein and many of the micronutrients we need for a healthy and balanced diet.
The plant and equipment used are typically made from austenitic stainless steels type 304 (1.4301) or 316 (1.4401). The versatility of stainless steel and its various product forms means that it can be used in a wide range of applications from milking and heat treatment equipment to road tankers, packaging lines and even the milk jug and butter dish on the table.
Stainless steel is particularly well suited to the processing of food and beverages. It is easily cleaned, durable and corrosion resistant. For these reasons, the 14 billion litres per year British dairy industry has employed stainless steel for more than 60 years in bringing its products all the way from the farm to the table.