Product Spotlight: Paratherm NF® Food-Grade Heat Transfer Fluid

Paratherm’s heat transfer fluids are integral to a number of industrial sectors, including the meat, poultry, seafood, snack and baking. By using our Paratherm NF® Food-Grade Heat Transfer Fluid, our clients, their workers, and American consumers are safer and happier.

Food-grade heat transfer fluids are used as an alternative to direct-fire heating when frying, grilling, roasting and baking food products. There are many advantages, which include safety and more consistent heat transfer yielding superior products, and most importantly, safer food. When eliminating direct-fired heating in the cook process, the heat source can be moved to another room, making for better working conditions. Indirect heating with heat transfer fluids provides more precise temperature control, ensuring uniform, even cooking. And should there be a breach in equipment, there are no toxicity concerns when food-grade heat transfer fluids are used.

Nowadays, almost all meat and poultry plants that supply items to fast food chains (as well as frozen convenience products for home kitchens) throughout the country are using heat transfer fluids. Back in the 1990’s, when the technology was being developed, it was Paratherm NF® Food-Grade Heat Transfer Fluid they were using for the process development. Our product simply has the longest safety record in the industry—having been crucial to its growth—and therefore has the most certifications. Approved by the FDA and the USDA, it is also certified kosher, certified in three countries internationally, and passed bioassay testing with three fresh and saltwater organisms. Paratherm’s is the only food-grade heat transfer fluid with such extensive toxicity testing.

Furthermore, we realize that today’s further processors and bakers don’t have much time to spare. Therefore, we stock our product in five North American warehouses and will ship at a moment’s notice, 24/7 whenever necessary. We ensure the best product out there, delivered promptly to where it needs to be. To learn more about our food-grade heat transfer fluid, visit

The Paratherm NF heat transfer fluid isn’t limited to food-processing applications however. For its unique properties (low viscosity, fouling resistance, and high-temperature stability among them) it is also very widely used in applications involving processing of chemicals, plastics, packaging, and many others.  For instance, among the hundreds of running plastics applications using Paratherm NF heat transfer fluid, 64% are injection molding, and the rest are distributed among other plastics applications including thermoforming, extrusion, compounding, film casting, hot rolls, and lab mills.  Paratherm NF pairs extremely well with the electrically heated systems used in the plastics, die casting, and converting industries.  For more information, call +1 (610) 941-49 or email