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The Drying Mesh

Did you know that there is a specific mesh for drying food? Let's see it in this video! Hello everyone, we are the Fenceshop team, the e-commerce of Rete Plastic. Is there a mesh for drying food? Yes, there is. And we are here to tell you about it. Here it is, can you see it? It is a plastic mesh with particular characteristics that we will now discuss.

Technical Characteristics of the Mesh

Before telling you more about this mesh, let's start with a brief overview of its technical characteristics:

  • Material: HDPE (high-density polyethylene) produced from high-quality, non-toxic recycled polymers
  • Mesh size: 10x10 mm
  • Upper and lower reinforced and non-cutting edging
  • UV stabilized
  • Non-raveling
  • Color: white
  • Format: 50-meter linear rolls, 1 meter height
  • Resistant to fruit acids

This mesh is called Food Net, and the manufacturing company is Tenax. If you go to their website, you will find all the information I am about to read to you.

Foods Suitable for Drying with Food Net

Let's now look at some examples of plants and fruits that can be dried with this mesh:

  • Fruits: bananas, persimmons, apricots, kiwis, figs, apples, pears, cherries, pineapples, plums, peaches, and anise
  • Vegetables: tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, zucchinis, spinach, potatoes, pumpkins, cabbages, and kale
  • Aromatic and medicinal herbs: rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, basil, etc.
  • Other foods: cocoa, mushrooms, and tea leaves

It is a bit curious to make these lists of fruits and vegetables in a video where we are used to talking about fences, but in fact, it is a mesh, so it makes sense to talk about it. It will almost seem like being in one of those cooking videos that are so fashionable lately.

Why Choose Food Net?

This mesh has particular characteristics that make it ideal for drying food. In addition to its non-toxicity, the mesh size and the percentage of void over solid are fundamental. The mesh size prevents food from falling through while ensuring good air flow. Additionally, the wire is relatively thin, offering less surface for the food to rest on, thereby allowing greater air circulation.

Safety and Compliance

You might be wondering if this mesh is truly non-toxic and safe for food use. The question is valid, considering that we are talking about food placed on a plastic mesh. Tenax provides, upon request, a declaration of compliance for food use. We at Fenceshop always attach this declaration of compliance when we sell this mesh to demonstrate that the product meets all necessary requirements.

An Example of Use

To conclude, we tell you an interesting fact: some time ago, we sold Food Net mesh on our e-commerce to a company that dries vanilla in Madagascar. We sold about two pallets, which is roughly twenty generous rolls. This shows that there is also a market for these particular meshes.

We hope we have been helpful in explaining this type of mesh better. Thank you for your attention, and we remind you to visit our store for more information and purchases!

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