Food Quality Nitrile Rubber Gaskets
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd, we manufacture a diverse range of solid rubber gaskets including food quality solid nitrile rubber (NBR). As with most solid grade materials, this one is also manufactured in roll form at 1.4meters wide x 10meters long, starting at 1mm in thickness from which gaskets can be cut.
Our FDA nitrile rubber gaskets are produced in-house, meaning we can manufacture bespoke items to match our customer's samples or drawings, from a simple rectangular picture frame gasket to a more complex shape with cut-outs, notches or bolt holes, whether it’s a small sample batch or a multi-thousand run, we have a machine designed to quickly and accurately produce perfectly formed gaskets every time.
What are Food Quality Nitrile Gaskets?
Food quality nitrile rubber is a high quality synthetic, tasteless and odourless material available in blue or white variants which are used within the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries.
Food quality nitrile rubber offers excellent resistance to animal fats, vegetable/fish oils and greases, as well as higher tensile strength and resistance to high temperatures compared to standard grades.
Nitrile rubber gaskets can be in the form of a strip or pad but are generally an intricately cut shaped piece of material placed between two surfaces to create a low-pressure seal preventing the leakage of liquids or gas and to seal against the intrusion of dust and debris.
For information on Food Quality Nitrile Rubber Gaskets please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.
Product Specification & Key Characteristics
- FDA Approved - 117.2600/EU1935/ USP Class V1
- Shore Hardness: 60° .
- Temperature: -30°C up to +115°C.
- Provides excellent resistance to animal fats, vegetable oils and fish oils.
- Popular material choice in the food, drink and pharmaceutical industries.
- Excellent resistance to petroleum.
- Offers good tensile strength and resistance to abrasion.
- Available in blue and white options
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Samples - Technical Food Quality Nitrile Rubber Gaskets
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Why use Food Quality Nitrile Gaskets?
Food quality solid nitrile rubber gaskets can often be found in machinery or equipment used in the preparation and packaging of food, drinks or pharmaceuticals. These gaskets are manufactured from a high-quality material formulated to conform to FDA standards (Food and Drug Administration).
By meeting these standards, users are assured the material is safe for use in food, drink and pharmaceutical applications, where its colour helps with the detection of dirt and foreign bodies whilst protecting the ingredients from taste and odour contamination.
Food quality nitrile is water-resistant and therefore does not support mould growth, it also offers resistance to high temperatures, oil and many chemicals.
Advantages of Using Food Quality Nitrile Gaskets
Food Quality Nitrile gaskets are FDA approved, which ensures the material will not contaminate or alter the smell and taste of any food or drinks it comes into contact with.
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd are able to offer a wide variety of sealing and gaskets products from food quality nitrile rubber including strips, washers and even moulded seals and o-rings, all of which are available in white or blue depending on the colour of the product it is being used with.
This high-quality material provides excellent resistance to animal fats, fish & vegetable oils and greases, confirms with EC and FDA standards and offers a number of good mechanical properties including high tensile strength, abrasion and temperature resistance.
The high resistance and durability of Nitrile rubber mean the gaskets are long-lasting and can be easily cut into the desired profile without the risk of tearing or stretching the material.
Benefits of Food Quality Nitrile Gaskets
- Water, mineral, oil, petrol and abrasion-resistant
- Can be cut into complex gaskets or moulded into bespoke seals
- Wide working temperature range
- Resistant to animal, fish and vegetable oils and greases
- Taste and odourless so will not contaminate food/drink
- Excellent for food/drink/pharmaceutical processing and packaging applications
Different Grades of Nitrile Rubber
As ASG works with a network of material manufacturers and suppliers, we are able to offer customers a choice of nitrile rubber types from which we can cut gasket, some of the most popular include:
Standard solid Nitrile rubber (NBR) is a synthetic rubber with good tensile strength, anti-abrasion properties and resistance to petrol, mineral & vegetable oils and some acids and alkalis, the material also some flame retardancy, and a working temperature range of -20°C to +70℃ ideal for the production of parts used where oil resistance is required including fuel hoses, automotive seals, gaskets and even rollers within the printing industry.
(British Standard ) BS 2751 Nitrile is higher quality synthetic elastomer compared to commercial nitrile in terms of its improved elongation at break, tensile strength and resistance to a broader temperature range of -30°C up to +110°C. BS2751 nitrile is manufactured inshore hardnesses of 40° to 80°.
Blue Metal detectable nitrile rubber is a synthetic elastomer that is manufactured with an additive visible to metal detector scanners. This grade of material has excellent tear and abrasion resistance and is suitable for food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications as a way of detecting and reducing contamination.
Blue Food Quality (FDA) Nitrile rubber has all the qualities of the white FDA silicone rubber, as it conforms to EC & FDA regulations, for use within food and pharmaceutical processing industries where the material needs to be resistant to vegetable oils, animal fats, fish oils and greases. The blue coloured rubber is preferred for applications where white rubber cannot be clearly seen through the food or drink produce.
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