Food and pharmacuetical solutions company Eminate, has developed Endurocut, a food-safe, kosher certified, premium blade-coating technology that claims to extend the life of cutting blades by as much as 10 times.

The company said this improved performance can help reduce equipment downtime, potentially leading to further cost savings.

The inert, ultra-hard, ultra-thin coating enhances the surface properties of cutting blades maintaining the quality of their cut and extending the overall life of the blade, said Eminate. The food-safe coating system has recently been trialled by a number of leading UK bakeries. "We have been extremely pleased with the results that Endurocut has achieved in recent bakery trials, demonstrating significant blade life extension and reducing machinery downtime and consumable costs for the manufacturer," said technical development manager Dr Nick Botterill.