Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber
Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd pride itself on being one of the UK’s largest suppliers of non-metallic materials including foams, sponges, rubber and plastics, many of which are available in specialist grades. One such material is Metal Detectable Silicone rubber, which is manufactured in continuous rolls of various lengths at 1.2meters wide, in thicknesses from 0.5mm to 10mm.
ASG has extensive on-site conversion facilities comprising of presses, bandsaws, slitters, coaters and CNC machines, which we can use to convert Metal Detectable Silicone rubber into a whole host of bespoke parts including cut sheets from 1 meter in length to gaskets, washers, pads or strips, coated in a range of self-adhesives and foils.
What is Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber?
Metal detectable silicone rubber is a blue coloured, FDA approved, high-quality material, which, unlike other food-safe rubber, contains additives that are visible to metal detector scanning equipment, enabling users to easily identify and remove any unwanted fragments or contamination in the food, drinks and pharmaceutical production process can be easily identified and isolated.
For information on Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Specification & Key Characteristics
- Colour: Blue
- Shore Hardness: 60°
- Tensile Strength: 8.0 MPa
- Elongation at Break: 370%
- Tear Strength: 21 N/mm
- Temperature Range: -60°C to +200°C
- Brittle Point: -80°C
- Thicknesses: 0.5mm to 10mm
- Applications: Food, drink, pharmaceutical, surgical
Full technical data can be supplied upon request,
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Why use Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber?
Metal Detectable Silicone rubber can be used in the form of a detection strip, pad, gasket or surface lining in food, drink and pharmaceutical industries where the risk of contamination needs to be eradicated. Metal Detectable silicone is a fully FDA compliant, long-lasting, heat resistant material that allows for easy detection and removal of contaminants, giving users peace of mind, time-saving with quick and easy detection and cost savings on production downtime or for product recall.
Advantages of using Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber
There are various ways in which our customers utilize acoustic foam gaskets, these include sound absorption. Due to its excellent sound dampening properties, acoustic foam gaskets are often used for fittings within marine applications, recording studios, acoustic/compressor or generator enclosures, etc.
Many industries also utilize acoustic foam gaskets for insulation, vibration control and cushioning due to the materials exceptional fire resistance properties (Surface Spread of Flame Class 1 BS 476 part 7 and Building Regulations 1991 (fire safety) Class 0 BS 476 part 6&7).
These include heating & ventilation, construction, automotive, and electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing.
Benefits of using Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber?
- Contains additives which are visible to metal detector scanning equipment
- FDA approved
- Operating Temperature: -60°C to +200°C
- Available in a range of thicknesses
- Easy to convert
- Saves time and money
Different Grades of Silicone Rubber Available
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd have a network of material manufacturers and suppliers, giving our customers more choice, our most popular grades of silicone rubber include:
- High-Temperature Silicone
- FDA Approved Silicone
- Metal Detectable Silicone
- Platinum cured Silicone
- Conductive Silicone
Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.