Food and beverage processing

  • Guaranteed the best solution

    Guaranteed the best solution

    Hard materials for maximum efficiency

    CERATIZIT is your partner of choice for custom-made carbide or ceramics solutions for food and beverage processing. As every single product is exactly tailored to the application and machine, it is in principle possible to meet every and all requirements in the food and fluid processing industry.

Guaranteed to be environmentally friendly and food safe

For the food and beverage processing industry, we exclusively offer a portfolio of approved cemented carbide and ceramic grades:

  • The American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) attests to the suitability of our carbide grades in the food industry.
  • Our grade products meet the regulations (EC) No. 1935/20041 and (EC) No. 2023/20062.

1 On materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.

2 On good manufacturing practice for materials and articles intended to come into contact with food.


Economic and efficient work guaranteed

The long service life of our products dramatically improves cost savings: by reducing downtime, the utilisation rate is greatly increased, which also means an equal reduction in production and storage costs for critical spare parts. In addition, the tools’ resistance to corrosion makes the cleaning of machine parts with aggressive solvents possible – similar to stainless steel.

    • Our products for the food and beverage industry

      Based on the application and material requirements, we offer you parts in solid carbide, carbide-steel composite, or ceramic (silicon nitride). Our highly wear- and corrosion-resistant solutions ensure short downtimes for your processing operations (cutting, crushing, spraying, mixing, etc.).

    • Products

      Total flexibility

      Whether you need blanks, semi-finished, or ready-to-use products ground to a tolerance of a few microns – everything is possible.

      All kinds of quantities are welcome: from a single unit or prototype up to high-volume series.

    Application range

    Together with our business partners, we develop new products and applications for various markets within the food and beverage processing industry. Just contact us and we will help you find the best solution for your challenge!


    Cocoa industry

    For cocoa processing, we manufacture a variety of styles and types of cocoa crusher blades, mixing arms, or rotor pins made from our corrosion-resistant cemented carbide grades.


    Coffee industry

    Our carbide solutions are also suitable for use in coffee production: we supply coffee milling disks for industrial espresso machines as well as spray nozzles, swirl chambers, and orifice inserts to improve the performance of the spray drying and agglomeration process.


    Dairy products

    Where liquids are homogenised, milk for example, carbide and steel-carbide composite components in pump and valve systems are never far away. Our abrasion- and corrosion-resistant products such as pistons and valve seats withstand the highest pressures and temperatures.


    The hyperbaric pasteurisation process (HPP) to increase the shelf life of different kinds of food also requires very precise and wear-resistant parts, such as sealing rings and plungers.


    Frozen products

    As the freezing methods used to preserve foods become more sophisticated, so do their manufacturing processes. We offer tough carbide products which are up to the challenge of processing frozen goods with marginal wear.


    Meat industry

    When cutting or skinning meat, thin carbide blades are used – for instance, as tips in circular saws or as perforated dies in meat grinders; carbide guiderails for band saws used to divide large pieces and bones also fall in this category.


    Beverage and liquid foods industry

    Extruders, decanters, and separators are used in many application fields and also play a major role within the food processing industry. Used for mixing and phase separation, the processing systems require different parts with high abrasive and corrosive resistance: this is where CERATIZIT comes into play with bushings, wear liners, nozzles, and tiles.


    Pet food industry

    When we consider food as a whole, we also take pet food into account. For instance, producers of pet food need wear-resistant mixing elements. For the further production of pellets, similar to pasta processing, we provide perforated dies and high-precision knives, for example.

    Advantages and benefits

    CERATIZIT offers grades which are FDA-certified and compliant with EU regulations (EC) No. 1935/20041 and (EC) No.2023/2006.2

    Safety for the end user thanks to effective material choice and compliance.


    Best possible solution for stable production processes and maximum tool life.

    Metallurgic premium quality: consistently high-quality performance of all grades, maximum hardness, highest possible toughness.


    Best tool life (compared to solutions without cemented carbide).

    Profitable and economical: less tool changing, reduced downtimes, increased productivity.


    Special corrosion-resistant tungsten carbide grades.

    Higher wear resistance and aggressive solvents can be used for material cleaning without any problem (as with stainless steel).


    Depending on the application, we recommend and offer carbide, carbide composite, or ceramic solutions.

    Always the best choice.


    Thanks to CERATIZIT, you can manage the entire process chain from the raw material to the blank.

    Market-leading product quality precisely adapted to your needs, maximum process reliability, and holistic know-how.


    DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 certified product and process quality. 

    Faultless manufacturing.


    Technical advice on site: sales representatives and product managers with technical expertise in the sector; application-related fulfilment of your requests.

    A contact person for every challenge and innovation; consultation that you can trust.


    More than 70 company sites worldwide.

    There is always a contact person nearby.


    You can choose between a one-off order or an annual framework agreement; in the latter case, we guarantee stock availability to set a level. 

    Flexible partnerships-also with regard to delivery times and maximum process efficiency.

    Food application range

    For cocoa processing we manufacture a variety of styles and types of cocoa crusher blades and rotor pins for the crushing and mixing process.