When processing the food, drinks, personal hygiene products and medications people use daily, product contamination can be costly. Contamination can result in downtime, waste, loss of customer trust or even serious impacts on public health. Therefore, strict measures are taken to avoid contamination through bacteria, fungi and mold, as well as unwanted particles. To help reduce risk in hygiene-critical locations, ABB has expanded its line of Ty-Rap® cable ties with Ty-Rap® TyGenic™ cable ties, a fastening solution combining proven fastening performance with antimicrobial technology and easy detectability to maintain clean, safe environments and goods.
ABB’s Ty-Rap® cable ties safely secure everything from electrical cords and equipment to hoses, wires and more. ABB’s Ty-Rap® TyGenic™ antimicrobial* detectable cable ties have been tested to be over 99 percent effective at inhibiting microbial growth that can occur in the presence of heat, moisture and organic material. This helps protect against a broad spectrum of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, protozoans and fungi like mold and mildew. Molded from an FDA and EU food contact-approved, halogen-free nylon resin blend, Ty-Rap TyGenic cable ties complement cleaning protocols, resist microbes from adhering and replicating on its surface, and are designed with UV-resistant material for operating temperatures up to 85 °C (185 °F).
Colored a distinctive deep blue, the ties also contain detectable particles for easier identification using visual, x-ray and metal detection systems. This three-way detectability helps ensure cable tie pieces don’t end up in any products.
ABB offers more than 250 varieties of Ty-Rap cable ties available in multiple materials and proven in a wide range of temperatures and applications, from buildings, manufacturing and transportation to the deepest oceans and on a Mars Rover.
*Note: Ty-Rap® TyGenic™ antimicrobial detectable cable ties provide no antimicrobial inhibitory activity beyond protection of the cable ties themselves.