GrayTec manufactures a variety of different cheese wax colours: Orange Rust, Brown, Yellow Amber, Clover Yellow, Avocado Green, Bottle Green, Maroon, Pink, Purple, Zevenwacht Red, Azure Blue, Royal Blue, Navy Blue.
This product is a mixture of refined hydrocarbon waxes, polymers and coloured pigments or dyes (depending on the colour manufactured).
It is effectively used as a packaging material – the cheese wax prevents any further loss in moisture of the cheese.
Disposable Cheese Cloth
GrayTec started to market disposable cheese cloth in 2001. In March 2003, we’ve opened up our own manufacturing plant. We are one of the 3 companies that market this product globally. We have distributors in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Disposable cheese cloth is made from polyethylene and it contains the following characteristics:
-Inert and does not hold moisture,
-Does not encourage bacterial growth,
-Does not stick to the cheese.
There are 3 different gauges available of the end product: 32 gsm, 36 gsm, 42 gsm.
Cheese S Coating
Cheesex S is a Poly (Vinyl – Acetate-Dibutyl- Maleate) co polymer, poly(VA DBM) dispersion for the coating of hard cheeses.
It contains Natamycin and Potassium Sorbate as a preservative to prevent the growth of yeast, mould and fungi on the cheese.
The coating imparts a fine, glossy appearance to the cheese and protects the rind from mechanical damage.
It is permeable to gases so allows the cheese to breathe and continue the “natural” ripening process.
It also reduces the drying out of the cheese and gives a firm dry base for good adhesion when dipping cheese in cheese waxes
At GrayTec we manufacture a variety of colours as well such as : Yellow, Red, Blue, Clear and Black. .
33% Calcium Chloride Solution
It is a clear to slightly yellow liquid which is odourless and contain a bit of a salty taste. It is normally added to milk up to a level of 0.024% to increase the calcium (Ca) content when making cheese. It can also be added to a brine bath for Gouda cheese up to a level of 0.2% to prevent sliminess of the cheese. It is packed in 25 litre cans or 1000 liter flo bins.
Bottling waxes are specially formulated from selected waxes, polymers and colourants.
The bottle is dipped into the molten wax and once removed it sets rapidly (or can be dipped in water) to give a smooth wax layer over the neck of the (wine) bottle.
Bottling wax has several functions including protection from cork and wine deterioration, preventing smells entering through the porous structure of the cork and prevents air and bacteria from entering the wine bottle leading to spoilage.
Colours available are Gold, Silver, Black, Blue, Red, Dark Green, Green, Maroon, Brown and Yellow.
B42 & B56 Annatto Dye
Both the B42 and B56 products are alkaline liquids, with the B56 annatto dye being a more concentrated form of the B42 annatto dye. Both these dyes can be used in a variety of other food products like cheese, ice cream, sugar confectionary, cereals, snack foods, cones and casings.
Paprika (Various Concentrations)
Dark, red viscous liquid used as a food colourant in the dairy, meat & confectionary industry. Water-soluble as well as oil-soluble variations available as required.
Turmeric (Various Concentrations)
Turmeric is available in various concentrations as a dark viscous liquid which is both water- and oil-soluble. Curcumin, a bright yellow pigment, gives turmeric its characteristic yellow colour.
Turmeric can be used in various applications ranging from beverages, dairy products and confectionery to fish products and processed meats.
5% Copper Chlorophyllin
A dark green liquid completely soluble in water used as a food colourant. It is suitable to be used in the dairy, beverage and bakery industry.
A dark green solution used to decolourise cheese i.e. gives cheese a whiter appearance. This solution is used in the cheese industry where feta- and mozzarella cheeses are manufactured.
Norbixin HWS 300 Powder
A light brown fine powder used as a food colourant and it’s completely soluble in hot water. It is suitable to be used in the meat & bakery industry, including the following products: ice cream, confectionary, jellies, pie fillings, sauces, and fruit juices.
Food Marking Ink
GrayTec manufactures two colours: purple & black. Used by the cheese industry as a marking ink to stamp information on cheese.