Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber Seals
Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd produce and supply some of the highest quality seals in the UK, working with a multitude of reputable material manufacturers and suppliers, enabling us to offer seals manufactured in a range of high-quality silicone materials in various densities and grades.
One of the silicone rubber grades 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 flat seals can be cut.
Metal Detectable Silicone seals can take the form of cut gaskets, washers, strips, pads or extruded and moulded components, which are all designed for the purpose of preventing leaks or the ingress of air, fluids and gas. All our Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber seals are made to order and are produced by following samples or drawings provided by customers to ensure the final product perfectly fits the application.
As each form of seal needs to be manufactured using a different process, ASG has invested heavily in various machinery allowing us to offer seals in both high and low volumes, many of which can be supplied in a plain finish or coated with a choice of self-adhesives and foils.
What are Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber Seals?
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 rubber seals are a device or substrate that is used to join surfaces together, acting as a separator or a barrier to prevent liquids, particles or gases from escaping or penetrating the application.
‘Seal’ is a generic term for products often taking the form of cut gaskets, strips, washers, extruded or moulded profiles, edge trims and cord. Most of the sponge seals produced by Advanced Seals and Gaskets can be supplied with a choice of self-adhesives which assists with placement of the seal and holding it in position.
For information on Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber Seals 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,
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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 Rubber Seals
Samples can be submitted for testing upon request.
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Why use Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber?
Metal Detectable Silicone rubber seals can be used in the form of a strip, pad, gasket, as a surface lining such as a conveyor belt or chute or moulded tubes and rollers which can be found in food, drink and pharmaceutical industries where the risk of contamination needs to be eradicated.
Metal Detectable silicone is a fully FDA compliant, long-lasting, heat resistant material that 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 Rubber Seals
There are many advantages of using Metal Detectable Silicone rubber seals, not only are they 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).
When these seals are positioned within equipment or machinery, 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.
Metal Detectable Seals 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 can be manufactured in the form of a strip, pad, gasket, mouldings, transfer sleeves or sheet for use as sealing, insulation, isolation and protection applications.
Benefits of using Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber?
- Contains additives that 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
- Platinum cured Silicone
- Conductive Silicone
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