Food Quality Nitrile Rubber Pads
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd are one of the country’s leading manufacturers of quality pads, cut from a whole range of non-metallic materials including various types of solid rubber, one of which is food quality solid nitrile rubber.
As with many solid rubber types, food quality solid nitrile rubber is manufactured in roll form, in a range of thicknesses starting at just 1mm with rolls measuring we manufacture and stock meters wide by 10 meters long as standard, however as we carry out all our conversion on-site, we can cut these down into bespoke sized pads.
Regardless of the size and quantity of pads required, we have a number of presses, bandsaws or CNC machines that can be used to manufacture the final product. From one-off samples to multiple 1000 batches runs, which depending on the pad size can be supplied as loosely cut parts, or kiss-cut on rolls where a high quantity is required or for use on fast-paced assembly lines.
What are Food Quality Solid Nitrile Rubber Pads?
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.
Using a selection of in-house machinery ASG can produce square or rectangular pads with the option of radius corners, and also as circular or oval-shaped pads or ‘discs’, in a range of thicknesses. Manufacturing pads in-house means we can offer the option to supply them in a plain or self-adhesive backed finish and even laminate multiple types of material together to create bespoke and unique variations.
For information on Food Quality Nitrile Rubber Pads 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° ± 5°.
- 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 Pads
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Why use Food Quality Solid Nitrile Rubber Pads?
Customers will often request their pads are manufactured using food quality solid nitrile rubber as it’s a high-quality material formulated to conform to FDA standards (Food and Drug Administration).
By meeting these standards, we can ensure the pads are 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 Rubber Pads
Food quality nitrile rubber is FDA approved ensuring the pads don’t contaminate or affect 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 products from food quality solid nitrile rubber including pads, 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.
Popular applications for these pads include gap fillers, protection pads and parts for machinery and equipment.
Benefits of Food Quality Nitrile Rubber
- Water, mineral, oil, petrol and abrasion-resistant
- Can be moulded into pads
- 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
Different Grades of Solid Nitrile Rubber Pads
As ASG works with a network of material manufacturers and suppliers, we are able to offer customers a choice of nitrile rubber types to choose from, 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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