Mark of quality for food sector sealing materials

Published:  03 October, 2019

DICHTOMATIK , authorised UK distributor of food and beverage related products manufactured by Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, has announced that two sealing materials with high purity levels that are ideal for food industry applications, as well as those in the pharmaceutical sector are now available. The company says in fact, these advanced Freudenberg silicone elastomers - 70 VMQ 117055 and 60 VMQ 117117 - have just achieved compliance with two important food industry regulations in China, adding to a host of existing certifications applicable in the EU and US.

When it comes to food, everyone wants to be sure that it is free of harmful substances. In order to guarantee safety, not only the food, but the materials with which it contacts, must meet particularly stringent criteria, a statement that also applies to sealing materials.

The company says Freudenberg VMQ series materials are highly suitable for use in food plants, particularly if the application has extreme thermal requirements (-50°C to 200°C) and cleaning processes that do not rely on steam sterilisation.

A good application example for 70 VMQ 117055 is dairy operations, which frequently use the material to manufacture O rings as the high fat content of the process media must be taken into consideration. Freudenberg 70 VMQ 117055 is resistant to animal, ethereous and plant fats/oils.

Due to the material’s purity, it is said to be fast becoming the preferred choice in the food sector. Importantly, 70 VMQ 117055 is ADI-free and conforms to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600, EC Regulation 1935/2004, 3-A Sanitary Standards Class I and USP Class VI (121°C).

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