Commercial producers of food, beverages, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, animal food, and pet feed will be interested to learn about some new products that have only recently become available in North America. These are lubricants manufactured by Interflon USA, and they are highly unique. There is nothing else like them on the market.
Interflon Food Lube is a food-safe (H1, halal, kosher) lubricant for use in all the above-mentioned processes. It contains MicPol, which is the name Interflon gives to its lubricant technology. Read more about MicPol. Food Lube lasts much longer than other lubricants, does a much better job of prolonging the life of chains and bearings, is dielectric, and in general is a great investment for your production business. Interflon has some case studies on their website that shows how in some applications chains are lasting up to eight or ten times as long as they were using other lubricants.
Interflon Grease LT2 is another food-safe lubricant that is designed for use in very cold situations, down to -40. It can also be used outdoors. LT2 is remarkable because it absolutely refuses to mix with water. Check out the video below, in which a technician demonstrates this by drinking out of a dish lubed with LT2. That’s called faith in your product!
Interflon Paste HT1200 is pretty miraculous. It’s a ceramic-based lubricant and assembly paste with MicPol that can remain viscous up to 2100° F or 1200° C. It’s also a rethreading compound, and if you have about three minutes, you should watch the video below showing just how amazing HT1200 is at repairing a ruined bolt.
Come on down to Lunenburg’s Fisherman’s Picnic General Store at 10 Pelham St. on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 2-4 PM, to see Kowalski’s Pickles’ newest product: Habañero Hotties! They are HOT. All ages are welcome. Free admission! Have a glass of lemonade and a snack on us, and check out the wonderful products this beautiful little store has on offer. Hope to see you there!
Janice Middleton wrote a great article about Kowalski’s Pickles for the Halifax Chronicle-Herald. She highlights the fact that the recipe is very similar to one used by Kowalski’s great-grandmother, a Polish immigrant. Check it out!
I’d like to invite you to participate in my little poetry project, Open Heart Farming – food and farming themed poetry by residents of Nova Scotia. This year we’ll be publishing the sixth annual issue of Open Heart Farming. I’ll be sharing tales about Open Heart Farming in future posts.
I was surprised to learn the other day that giving food donations to the food bank is the least efficient form of helping them out. Because you are paying retail prices for the food you give, you are overpaying quite a bit. If you were just to give them a small amount of money, such as ten dollars, they would be able to purchase far more food with that cash than you are, because of their connections to various bulk and discount food suppliers.