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When Hygiene Matters April 17, 2019 - Posted in: News

Hygiene and cleanliness should be top of mind regardless of what industry you are in, but even more so if your business revolves around the health care or food production industries.

QHDC Australia offers one of the largest ranges of stainless steel castors in Australia, providing both fixed and swivel castors that are available in both cold and heat resistant variations. We also offer synthetic castors which are extremely durable and offer a silky smooth performance for the user. This makes both variations perfect for use with medical equipment, laboratories, bakeries and food processing.

But what sets stainless steel castors apart from synthetic. Read below to find out.

Stainless steel castors contain a high corrosion resistance property, making them resistant to staining agents. This not only refers to foreign object sticking to the wheels but includes physical and chemical agents that would normally cause deterioration. Stainless steel castors have three obvious advantages to them: Hygiene, aesthetics and durability.


Stainless steel has an invisible chromium rich oxide film around its surface restricting foreign objects to stick to it. This makes stainless steel castors cleansable and a preferred choice for working conditions where hygiene is imperative. In hospitals, laboratories and other related businesses, stainless steel castors are the only accepted variety. This is mainly due to the fact that during sterilisation other castor types may retain unwanted sub-microscopic organisms.


Their bright and easily maintained surface makes stainless steel castors a perfect choice for workplaces requiring a classy and modern aesthetic. Most high tech equipment has stainless steel castors attached to them to project a consistent sophisticated appearance.


Aside from offering a high level of hygiene and aesthetics stainless steel castors also possess great durability. Stainless steel castors are ideally suited for corrosive situations, high heat environments and heavy-duty applications.

The excellent strength-to-weight ratio of stainless steel coupled with high corrosion, fire and heat resistance allow castor wheels made from this material to sustain exposure to heavy duty and extreme working conditions. For example, our Stainless Steel Castor can carry high load capacities from 320 kgs to 1,000 kgs per castor wheel.

Neoprene or synthetic castors exhibit good chemical stability and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. Because of this, they are well suited for industrial, medical and food production applications because of its chemical resistance and great durability. Synthetic castor wheels are known for being quiet, clean, smooth and maintenance free. They have many desirable qualities, included but not limited to:

•    Soft yet solid wheel which allows for quiet operation
•    Non-marking
•    Specially formulated with a premium compound that withstands wear and abrasion
•    Resists oil, grease and most chemicals
•    Permanently molded to a hard center core for added strength and higher load capacities
•    Can withstand temperatures ranging from -20o to  180oF

Regardless of which industry you are in, or the application, we are sure to have a solution that meets your needs. So take a moment to view our range of wheels and castors today and feel free to call one of our product specialists if you have any questions 1300 025 468.