Metal Detectable Silicone Washers

Metal Detectable Silicone Washers

Metal Detectable Silicone Washers

Here at Advanced Seals & Gaskets Ltd we pride ourselves on being one of the UK’s largest manufacturers and suppliers of non-metallic washers, including those made using various grades of silicone.  One of our more specialist grades 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 metal detectable silicone washers can be cut. 

All our washers, including our metal detectable silicone washers, are manufactured in-house using a combination of a skilled workforce and high-spec machinery, using either our oscillating knife or one of our many presses, depending upon size, thickness and quantity required. 

Our range of machinery means we can manufacture metal detectable silicone washers to match your specified dimensions in any quantity quickly and efficiently, which in return passes on a quality product and a cost-saving.  

What are Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber Washers?

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, even when used in the form of a metal detectable silicone washers fitted between pipes and equipment.    

A ‘washer’ is a flat ring of material with Outer Diameter (OD), Internal Diameter (ID) measurements, which is placed between two surfaces or between joints in order to reduce friction and prevent unsteadiness, creating a level surface for nuts, bolts and other fixings to rest on, improving the fit for fixings and can be used as a water or air tight seal.

Product Enquiry

For information on Metal Detectable Silicone Washers 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.

    Why use Metal Detectable Silicone Rubber Washers?

    Metal Detectable Silicone rubber can be used in the form of a detection strip, gasket or metal detectable silicone washers in food, drink and pharmaceutical industries where the risk of contamination needs to be eradicated.

    Metal detectable silicone washers are not only suitable for sealing or vibration dampening, but they 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 Rubber Washers

    Customers often choose metal detectable silicone rubber as their material choice for the production of metal detectable silicone washers as it offers many advantages, not only is it manufactured with additives for use with metal detection scanning equipment, but it 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 can be manufactured in the form of metal detectable silicone washers but also a range of other components such as strips, pads, gaskets, mouldings, transfer sleeves or sheets 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
    • metal detectable silicone washers 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
    • Fluorosilicone
    • Platinum cured Silicone
    • Conductive Silicone
    Have a Question about Metal Detectable Silicone Washers?

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