LEARN MORE ABOUT MARTOR SAFETY CUTTERS
THREE SAFETY TECHNOLOGY
The blade is not open, but concealed,
and therefore the cutting edge is
shielded from you and the packaged
goods. Giving you a maximum degree of
safety from cut injuries whilst cleverly
protecting your goods
The intelligent cutting tool: as soon as the
blade leaves the material being cut, it
withdraws fully automatically into the
handle. Even when you keep on pressing
the slider or the lever. That‘s what we call
“a very high degree of safety“.
Thumbs up for a high degree of safety.
As soon as you start cutting, remove
your thumb from the slider and the
blade will disappear into the handle the
moment it loses contact with the
material being cut.
2 COMMON HAZARDS IN PRODUCTION
In industries like food or cosmetic production, contamination can occur when foreign objects are accidentally added.
1 in 3 food industry recalls were due to foreign contaminants
Product recalls for F&B industries cost around EUR 8 Mil.
When employees cut themselves at work,
morale decreases and the costs are high.
knife-based workplace accidents
happened in Germany, 2017
of workplace accidents involved
(usually unsafe) knives
7.4 days off work was required for
each knife injury
500 euros were lost per missed workday
THE SOLUTION: MARTOR’S METAL-DETECTABLE PLASTIC (MDP) KNIVES
MARTOR’s MDP safety knife is tinted blue for easy visual
identification. They are also picked up by metal scanners.
The knife handle and blade are made of stainless steel: easy to
clean and rust-free.
These knives meet EC 1935:2004 and EU 10:2011 standards,
making them safe for direct food contact.
These knives feature GS-approved safety tech.
Automatic blade retraction:
the blade disappears as soon
as it loses contact with the
material it’s cutting.
the blade is hidden,
preventing accidental cuts.
Martor handles are ergonomically shaped for
Blade changing is simple and safe, and
disposable knives require no blade changes.
Why should I use a safety knife?
When cutting by hand, safety knives minimise the risk of accidental cuts, which can lead to injuries and loss of productivity.
When you use a safety knife with a concealed blade to open packaging, the packaged goods are also protected from damage.
In addition to work safety, MARTOR attaches great importance to ergonomics and user-friendliness. You will work work more efficiently and comfortably with a safety knife.
What can the safety knives cut?
Safety knives can be used for cutting various materials: cardboard, adhesive tapes, film, paper, plastic strapping
bands, foam, polystyrene, textiles, floor covering, PVC, rubber, fleece, leather, etc.
The relevant MARTOR product page also shows what materials a cutting tool is suitable for.
What does ‘metal detectable’ mean?
Our "MDP" knives are made of metal detectable plastic. MDP stands for "metal detectable plastic".
If MDP knife components enter the production process unintentionally, they can be quickly detected by
the company's metal detectors and filtered out by employees.
How can I maintain the safety efficacy of my safety knife?
Two factors are essential here: ensuring that the safety technology functions correctly, which requires regular
checks and regular cleaning of your safety knife; and, always using sharp blades!
It may sound contradictory but only a sharp blade is safe! A sharp blade enables you to cut with minimum effort,
and in a controlled and effortless way. A blunt blade requires more force, makes you tire more quickly, and can lead to uncontrolled slipping. This considerably increases the risk of a cutting injury.