Food Quality Nitrile Rubber Seals
Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd we manufacture and supply many seals in the form of washers, gaskets, strips, o-rings, cords and extrusions made into bespoke profiles, all designed to prevent the ingress of air, fluid or gas.
One of our diverse range of solid rubber materials used in the production of seals includes blue or white food quality solid nitrile rubber (NBR). As each form of seal needs to be manufactured using a different process, ASG has invested heavily in various machinery meaning we can offer both high and low volume seals in virtually any shape or size.
What are Food Quality Solid Nitrile Rubber Seals?
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.
Food quality solid nitrile rubber seals are a device or substrate that is used to join surfaces together to either, acting as a separator or a body to prevent liquids, solids or gases from escaping or penetrating the application. Rubber seals can take the form of cut gaskets, strips, washers, extruded profiles and cords, which under compression, ‘hardens’ the material further to create a secure sealing property.
Many of our neoprene seals can be supplied with a choice of self-adhesives which assists with the placement of the seal and holding it in position
For information on Food Quality Nitrile Rubber Seals 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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Why use Food Quality Solid Nitrile Rubber Seals?
Food quality solid nitrile rubber seals can take countless forms and profiles, but as they’re produced using the exact same material, they will still all possess the same properties. Food quality solid nitrile rubber is a high-quality material formulated to conform to FDA standards (Food and Drug Administration).
By meeting these standards, we can ensure 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 neoprene 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 Seals
Food Quality Nitrile rubber seals are FDA approved ensuring the material doesn'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 sealing products from food quality solid nitrile rubber including gaskets, strips, washers and even mouldings and extrusions, all of which are available in white or blue depending on the colour of the product or ingredient 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.
Benefits of Food Quality Nitrile Rubber
- Water, mineral, oil, petrol and abrasion-resistant
- Can be formed into complex seals and extrusions
- 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
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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