Metal Detectable Silicone Gaskets

Metal Detectable Silicone Gaskets

Metal Detectable Silicone Gaskets

Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd we convert and supply a range of high-quality silicone gaskets in various grades and densities.  One of the more specialist grades of silicone we can offer 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 from which gaskets can be cut.  

Our metal detectable silicone gaskets are produced on-site using drawings, samples or measurements provided by our customers, from a simple picture frame gasket to more complex shapes with cut-outs, notches or bolt-holes. Whether it’s a one-off sample or a multi-thousand batch run, we have a machine designed to quickly and accurately produce perfectly formed metal detectable gaskets every time.  

Metal Detectable Silicone gaskets can be supplied in a plain finish, laminated in layers to create other thicknesses, laminated to other materials or coated with a choice of self-adhesives and foils prior to the silicone gaskets being cut.

What are Metal Detectable Silicone Gaskets?

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. Metal Detectable Silicone gaskets can take 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.

Why use Metal Detectable Silicone Gaskets?

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 gaskets are fully FDA compliant, long-lasting, heat resistant material which 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 Gaskets

There are many advantages of using Metal Detectable Silicone rubber as a gasketing material, not only is it manufactured with additives for use with metal detection scanning equipment, but the gaskets can also be used as a high or low-temperature resistant component in food, drink or pharmaceutical applications,  with a working temperature range of -60°C to +200°C (even reaching as low as -80°C before becoming brittle). 

Metal Detectable Silicone gaskets minimise the risk of foreign objects contaminating the product or sensitive equipment, therefore saving costs on having to fix machinery or recall and disposal of finished products which have reached the market contaminated. 

They also save time by minimising how long production is stopped whilst foreign bodies are removed and also ensures the final product is always safe for use or consumption. Metal Detectable Silicone rubber gaskets can be used for sealing, insulation, isolation and protection applications.

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
  • Fluorosilicone
  • Platinum cured Silicone
  • Conductive Silicone

Product Enquiry

For information on Metal Detectable Silicone Gaskets please complete the following quick enquiry or call us on +44(0)1384 252555.

    Product 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,
    or downloaded from our online portal.

    Have a Question about Metal Detectable Silicone Gaskets?

    Please contact us using the form below or by calling us on +44(0)1384 252555.