Metal Detectable Silicone Pads
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd pride itself on being able to work with a multitude of reputable material manufacturers and suppliers, enabling us to offer pads cut using a range of high-quality silicone materials. One such material is metal detectable silicone rubber, a specialist grade which is manufactured in continuous rolls of various lengths at 1.2meters wide, in thicknesses from 0.5mm to 10mm from which pads can be cut.
Our Metal Detectable Silicone pads are produced on-site using drawings or measurements provided by our customers, with whom we work closely to ensure the final product is to their exact specification. Depending upon the size and quantity of pads required, one of many presses, bandsaws or CNC machines can be used to manufacture the final product, from one-off samples to multiple batches runs, which 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.
Metal Detectable Silicone pads 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 gaskets being cut.
What are Metal Detectable Silicone Pads?
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 pads are cut from rolls or sheets of material and are often utilised in the same way as a gasket, whereby they are used to create a seal between uneven surfaces and fill irregularities.
Our silicone pads can be produced as squares or rectangles 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 even means we can 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 Metal Detectable Silicone Pads 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.
Help and guidance
If you would like to speak to a representative to discuss your specific application or requirements please call our sales office direct on 01384 469100, alternatively you can send an E-mail. Simply click on the link and forward us your details along with your question and we will contact you immediately.
Samples - Technical Metal Detectable Silicone Pads
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
Call now for sample requests or further help.
Why use Metal Detectable Silicone Pads?
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 pads are fully FDA compliant, long-lasting and heat resistant, 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.
Metal Detectable Silicone rubber can be taken as complete sheets, rolls, or as pre-cut metal detectable silicone pads which can be used to seal against the intrusion of dust, moisture and air in HVAC, electrical enclosures or lighting systems or as shock and vibration cushioning in transport.
Advantages of using Metal Detectable Silicone Pads
There are many advantages to using metal detectable silicone rubber pads, not only is it manufactured with additives for use with metal detection scanning equipment, but they 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).
This material minimises 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.
It saves 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 pads 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
- Our metal detectable silicone pads are 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.