Four Benefits Of Using Industrial Pan Liners When Creating Baked Clay Products

Anything made from clay is usually baked or kiln-fired. Many of the dishes and mugs you probably have in your kitchen at home or the employee lunch room at work are made from baked/fired clay and glazed to a glassy shine. If you work in an industry that makes baked clay items, be it garden statues or plates and mugs, your business can benefit using industrial pan liners. Here is how.

Pan Liners Are Made from Heat-Resistant Polyamide-imide 

Most pan liners are made from either polyamide or polyimide. This makes the thin films produced for lining baking pans very heat-resistant while simultaneously helping you remove very sticky things from pans, shelves, etc. They do not melt, nor do they adhere to anything your company makes in an oven.

Clay Pieces Can Be Removed Easily

Whether you use a polymer clay or an earthenware clay, clay sticks to everything when wet. It needs to sit on top of something during the cooking process so that it does not "bake" onto the oven shelves or racks. In a kiln process, this is usually a very special type of wire or board shelf to prevent pieces from adhering to the inside of the kiln.

However, in an industrial oven, you need a little extra help with removing pieces or preventing them from sticking. Industrial pan liners are perfect for the job because the will not melt even if your oven is set above four hundred degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oven cools down enough for you to walk in and remove all the baked ware, the liners will still be there and you only have to lift the liners up to help the baked ware off the shelves.

Very Low Failure Rate for Consistent Results

Many industries that produce products consumers use every day have failure rates. Their successful production of products is based on the number of products produced that are nearly flawless to completely flawless. The goal, obviously, is to reduce the failure rate so that profits can increase. Baked clay items often have a high failure rate because of the nature of clay.

Yet, if your company uses pan liners to help in the baking process, you will find that your failure rate drops very quickly. The pan liners themselves have a very low failure rate, which means that any product set on the film or in a pan lined with the film also has a very low failure rate. Why? Because employees will not be scraping or chiseling the baked ware from oven shelves and the baked ware will bake much more evenly. Your product results will be much more consistent, too.

Easy Storage of Wet Clay Items Too

Before clay can be baked or molded into a product, it has to be stored somewhere where it will not dry out entirely. The problem with that is that clay is moist, often wet, and very sticky. It leaves quite a mess wherever and however you store it. The good news is that pan liner material can help here too.

The pan liner film is made to release all manner of sticky substances. It is the very reason why commercial chefs and bakers use it. The stickiest foods and non-food items peel right off. You can use the pan liner film to wrap up wet clay, or clay items that are not fully sculpted into the products your company sells. It prevents the wet clay and wet clayware from drying out before the products are ready for the oven. Best of all, you do not have to use a fresh piece of pan liner film to transfer from the drying room to the oven