How to Choose the Right Food Board

Chopping Board Plastic Polycut Partwell
High density polyethylene HDPE plastic

Partwell Group undestand that there are many factors involved in choosing the right plastic food chopping board.

Typical Questions

  • Do you need a material that will be kind to your knives? Essential for chefs.
  • Do you require a rough surface finish? A more grainy surface finish to the food board will offer none slip properties, which can be a necessity in fish filleting applications.
  • Is a perfectly even and consistent surface important?
  • What is your budget? Some boards are so economical they are almost disposable.
  • Is durability an important factor?
  • Will you be using a dishwasher to clean the boards?
  • Do you need a colour coding system to prevent cross contamination?
  • Do you need a material that is naturally hygienic and does not harbour bacteria?
  • Do you need a bespoke size – to suit a production plant or butchers stand maybe?

Hygienic Plastics for all Requirements

Partwell have a range of different material grades for food chopping boards, all of which offer something a little different.

  • Polypads (High weight polyethylene)
  • Apex (unique & exclusive rubber compound)
  • Polyurethane
  • Econocut (low density polyethylene)
Features PolyPads Apex Polyurethane Econocut
Kind to chef knives X X    
Non-slip surface   X X  
Perfectly even surface X      
Highly economical       X
Durable X X X  
Dishwasher safe X      
6 colours available X     X
Does not harbour bacters X X    
Bespoke service X X    


Partwell Group are an industrial plastics stockist, maintaining stocks of standard size food chopping boards available off the shelf and also plastic sheet for bespoke supply.

Partwell also have a CNC machining workshop and can tailor make plastic boards, here are a few examples:

  • Gravy grooves
  • Colour coding systems with inserts
  • Printable plastics
  • Slots for knife holders
  • Food board combined sink draining board cover for barges and caravans

Contact the Sales Team

Standard food boards can be ordered online or contact the sales team for a quotation via:

Telephone: 01254 671875 (option 1)

Email: info@­partwell.­com


24th February 2014, 10:42