Food contact, all applications:
MAE plates are 100% silicone, suitable for food contact. MAE silicone plates comply with the specifications of Article 6 of the Order of 25 November 1992 for use with aqueous and acidic foods, as well as fatty foods for which Directive 85/572/EEC provides for a reduction coefficient of 3 or more (bakery products, pastry, confectionery, fruit, fish, cheese, chocolate, ready meals, etc.)
Operating temperatures +280°C and -100°C:
The silicone plates can withstand temperatures between +280°C and -100°C. Above 260°C and -45°C, please contact Maé for specific precautions for your use. Above -45°C, it is important not to exert mechanical stresses – stretching, deformation. To do thisdeep-freezing , allow about 1 to 3 minutes of waiting time at the tunnel exit for the silicone to rise above -45°C and regain 100% of its mechanical properties. The silicone then regains its colour and suppleness. Silicone is resistant to the passage from hot to cold, even with a rapid transition. In any case, Maé reminds us of the importance of carrying out tests beforehand.
- Silicone is by nature non-stick and does not require a release agent in most cases. It may be necessary to apply a thin film of fat during the first uses or when the product has no/low fat content. Be careful: an excess of fat accelerates ageing.
- Demoulding is simple and quick. It is carried out either by manually gripping the products on the top of the plate, or by pushing the silicone onto the back of the plate – manually or automatically.
- In case of automatic demolding, please use compatible demolding fingers to avoid cutting the silicone. Do not hesitate to consult MAE.
- Storage is done in bulk in a “palbox” or on a ladder. Preferably, place the plates upside down.
- For processes in deep-freezing only, MAE recommends storage in areas of negative temperature.
- Soak the plates in a very hot water bath – with a degreaser if necessary – at +80°C for at least 30 minutes, then put them in a washing tunnel to remove all deposits. After cleaning, the plates retain the same feel as a new plate.
- The frequency of cleaning depends on the moulded products. Do not store greasy plates.
- Use a powerful and suitable degreasing detergent – consult your usual supplier. If alkaline products are used, rinse thoroughly and check for traces.
- Wash the plates regularly, as grease accumulation is detrimental to the durability of the material,
- After a long period of non-use, sterilize the plates at 120° C for 45 minutes.
For commissioning, provide a simple rinse with clean water, regardless of temperature. Maé has already tested the moulds for several hours at 200°C. If necessary, “grease” the Silmaé during the first uses – it depends on the ingredients and the use. Make your adjustments on only a few Silmaé. NB: do not bake greased and empty Silmaé.
- Do not use cutting or abrasive accessories and tools.
- Do not put the plates and moulds in contact with a flame. The risk concerns the simple disintegration of the material since it is self-extinguishing.
- Adjust the cooking times and temperatures according to the oven used. It is recommended to use a perforated support (perforated aluminium plate or grid).
- THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE AND CANNOT REPLACE THE PRECAUTIONS AND TESTS NECESSARY FOR EACH USE. THE LIST IS PROVIDED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT BIND MAE, IN PARTICULAR WITH REGARD TO THE LIFE OF THE MOULD.