Extended Shelf Life of Mozzarella


  • Customer background
    The company is Switzerland's largest Mozzarella producer.
  • Challenge
    The company had experienced several hygiene issues with steel wire mesh belts, and a rather short lifetime of the subsequently installed modular belting. In one case, sprockets were breaking after a year.
  • Recommended products
    HabasitLINK plastic modular belts M5010 and M5033

After making a plant survey, Habasit started to replace all belts with its M5010 and M5033 PP types and PP sprockets. Thanks to the promising results produced, the Mozzarella producer decided to switch all its belts to HabasitLINK.

This change was a great success and the customer was totally satisfied by the advantages offered:
• Increased shelf life of products
• Reduced use of chemicals
• Very hygienic solution
• Long lifetime of belts and sprockets

The customer said about our belts:
"We were able to reduce the use of chemicals by 40% due to the better surface and no longer had any hygienic problems. The shelf life of various Mozzarella products has been increased by 8 days, from 22 days to 30 days. In addition, the lifetime of modular belts has more than doubled. It has increased to 5 years - before it was just 1.5 to 2 years."