Food & Beverage


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Food safety is key in the food and beverage industry. That’s why we provide products that are USDA/FDA approved.


The food industry needs are broad and their requirements are stringent. That’s why we offer a wide range of products for inspecting, transferring, and sorting products — including ScanBelt modular belting and Volta homogenous belting. Some of the more demanding applications require belting to:

  • Resist high temperatures
  • Provide high release
  • Withstand high oil content (greases)
  • Operate on small pulleys
  • Meet hygenic design requirements
  • Offer chemical resistance for sanitizing agents
Our belts are quality made to exact specifications. Apache offers both conventional rubber and cotton belting, as well as European-style thermoplastic belting. Covers are smooth, textured, and profiled. All are USDA and/or FDA approved belts.

There are a wide variety of opportunities in food belting, including:

Stringent guidelines for food handling require the right design in the hose selected to do the job. Apache has specific hoses created for use in oil-based product transfer or cleaning in-process applications. We sell hose assemblies that meet FDA requirements as well as hoses with USDA, 3A, or E3A approval.

Dairy Washdown

The dairy washdown food hose is designed for washdown service in dairies, creameries, packing houses, and food processing plants. It's white EPDM cover is both abrasion and scuff resistant. We also have oil resistant washdown hoses available.

Clear Food Hose

This heavy-duty clear hose allows visibility of product flow and works well in milk handling and other food processing applications. Hose is 3A and FDA compliant and is acceptable in USDA environments.

White food grade materials and compounds are available to meet FDA and USDA requirements for food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and other applications. Materials are available in sheets/rolls or custom fabricated to your print specifications. Typical applications include:

  • Chutes: Directs product
  • Gaskets: Barrier between two faces/connections
  • Seals: Shaft seals
  • Sleeves/Boots: Directs product – flexible splice between two components
  • Cut and Molded Rubber Samples