AMETEK SMP launches FASTAL: a tri-ply metal clad plate

03 July 2020

Pennsylvania-based specialist roll-bonding clad plate manufacturer, AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), is strengthening its position in the food service equipment market with the introduction of FASTAL - it's premium quality, three-layered clad metal plate product. 

Designed for high performance commercial and residential griddles, the product offers excellent thermal conductivity and heat distribution properties. With faster heating times and a strong resilience to frequent temperature changes, it is the ideal material for electric or gas cooking surfaces.

FASTAL consists of three layers for optimal performance: stainless steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. The extremely durable stainless steel cooking surface is easy to clean and reduces sticking and flavor transfer. Aluminum has a heat transfer rate five times that of carbon steel, facilitating an even temperature distribution over the entire plate surface regardless of the heat source.

The FASTAL name reflects the three-layer clad plate’s core benefits and contents. “FAST” focuses the mind on the product’s ability to rapidly respond to temperature changes cycling up and down as the griddle is used, while “ST” pays tribute to the “stainless steel” content and “AL” is taken from the aluminum core.