Belzona 5811DW2 (DW Immersion Grade) is a solvent-free coating that was initially designed for the protection of surfaces operating under potable water immersion or where potable water approval is required. In response to customer demand, Belzona distributor Perspect Benelux recently invested in comprehensive testing to evaluate the coating's suitability for contact with dry foodstuffs. The results confirmed the coating's compliance with specific requirements of Regulations (EC) No. 1935/2004 and No. 10/2011 for prolonged contact with dry foodstuffs.

Belzona 5811DW2 was proposed as a possible solution by Perspect Benelux to a customer—a large, Belgian flour mill specialized in the production and development of physically treated wheat flour and mixes used as cake flour—that was in search of a container coating capable of providing long-term corrosion protection while being suitable for contact with flour. Confident in the performance of the Belzona, Perspect Benelux opted to have Belzona 5811DW2 (DW Immersion Grade) tested by the Belgian Packaging Institute IBE-BVI, an accredited independent laboratory according to ISO:17025.

The results showing the suitability of Belzona 5811DW2 for prolonged contact with dry foodstuffs were recognized by the Belgian Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FAVV). The results of the tests exceeded expectations, leading to the approval for the application of the solution to the inside of flour storage tanks totaling up to 6,000 square meters (7,175.94 square yards)/30 tanks.

The unique formulation of the Belzona coating not only ensures compliance with food safety regulations, but also offers protection against corrosion and abrasion. It has been certified as non-leaching, with no harmful emissions or influences on dry food products and flour. The future-proof coating was also found to conform to the maximum limits of mineral oil aromatic hydrocarbons (MOAH), mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons (MOSH), and polyolefin oligomeric saturated hydrocarbons (POSH).