1. Why Choose BST Detectable Products?

    Why Choose BST Detectable Products?
    Who Are BST? BST are the original pioneers of metal detectable plastics for the food industry. We were first established in 1985 by Brian S Teasdale, a former senior engineer at British Bakeries. Brian was the first engineer to address plastic contamination in food in this way, it is with great pride that his initials are still represented by the...
  2. The New BST Detectable Break Out Bolt!

    The New BST Detectable Break Out Bolt!
    Introducing the BST Detectable Break Out Bolt   These metal detectable & x-ray visible break out bolts are designed specifically for use in the food industry, where minimising the risk of foreign body contamination is of the highest priority. They are universal so they will fit any current panic bolt in place, they simply replace any ceramic or glass tube with no...
  3. Why choose the BST DetectaPen®

    Why choose the BST DetectaPen®
    As the original detectable pen, the BST DetectaPen® range is the best choice for all your stationery needs. With a pen for every environment and condition, why go anywhere else? The DetectaPen® range features: •          A spring free mechanism with no detachable parts •          Antibacterial technology •          Human Engineering •          Shatter resistant bodies •          A range of bright coloured bodies •          Lanyard compatibility •          Metal detectable and x-ray...
  4. Can I get a discount?

    Large food groups and resellers/stockists may qualify for discounted pricing. Please speak to a member of our team for more details.
  5. Do you offer free carriage?

    Absolutely! All orders over £300 net value qualify for free UK delivery.
  6. What colours can you offer in detectable?

    Our XDETECT material is now available in nine bright colours (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, White, Black, Pink and Purple). This versatile material is used to mould many of our BST detectable plastic products. Some products we sell are made by other manufacturers who may not have such an extensive range of colours. Please ask a member of our team...
  7. Do you work with distributors and resellers?

    Absolutely! Around 60% of our turnover is through overseas exports to key distribution partners. We also work with selected UK based resellers and stockists. If you wish to work with BST or stock our items please send an email to
  8. Can you make bespoke products for my factory?

    Absolutely! Our company has a strong engineering heritage and we have great relations with material compounders, machiners, moulders, extruders and assemblers across the UK. We stock granule and sheet food grade detectable materials at our Doncaster HQ ready to despatch to the appropriate processor at short notice. Our experienced team members are available to visit your site to consult and...
  9. Can I open an account?

    Absolutely! Please send an email to and we’ll send you an application form. We will carry out a credit check on your company before confirming your account status and credit limit. Once your account is approved we can also open you an account to order quickly and easily on our website with a purchase order check out. Please note...
  10. Are your products x-ray visible as well as metal detectable?

    Most of the time yes, but not assume – check. Our XDETECT® material contains additional high-density additives to optimise the x-ray visibility of our products. The same is not true for products made by other manufacturers, so be sure to properly test items in your x-ray inspection system. Metallic content alone within a plastic does not necessarily make it sufficiently...

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BST have 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of metal detectable and x-ray visible plastic components. Examples of bespoke projects include rubber seals, gaskets and extrusions, as well as pre-loaded vacuum bread depanner belts featuring metal detectable suction cups and retaining clips.

With a wide selection of food grade detectable raw materials to choose from, a solution to your problem is never far away.

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BST Detectable Products reduce the risk of foreign body contamination in hygiene critical environments, such as food and drink, pharmaceutical or cosmetic manufacturing plants.

Preventing foreign body contamination is at the frontline of food safety and detectable products manufactured by BST not only help toward this goal but also comply with international regulations and complement a company's HACCP systems.

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