Bucket Material Selection Guide


Property Mild Steel Stainless 304 Stainless 316 HDP Cast Nylon Reinforced Nylon Polyure-thane Nyrim
Cost 1 3 4 1 2 3 4 4
Wear Resistance 3 4 4 1 2 3 3 4
Impact Resistance 2 2 2 1 2 3 2 4
Non-Stick 1 3^ 3^ 2 3 3 4 3
FDA Food Approved No Yes Yes Yes Yes


on request

No No
Max Temp C Continuous # 180+ 250+ 250+ 70 100 150 60 110
Max Temp C Peak # 200 400 400 80 120 170 70 130
Colour Grey Silver Silver White Cream Beige/ Black Green* Dark Grey

Code 1 = Low-------4 = High

^ When Polished
* Other Colours Available on Request
# Refer to our Technical Department

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Material Applications
HDPE General use with grains, feed, food products, fertilizer and moist materials
Nylon Hot, granular abrasives, high impact products including powders
Urethane Sharp abrasives, pelletized feeds and sticky products with little or no water content
Nyrim® Extremely abrasive, high impact industrial products and sticky products
Nylatron® Extremely abrasive, high impact industrial products and very sticky products
Mild Steel General use with grains, feeds, food products and light to medium industrial products
Ductile Iron Medium to heavy duty industrial, abrasive products
304 Stainless Food, high temperature and corrosive products
316 Stainless Food, high temperature and very corrosive products


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