Food Grade Extrusions
We have a selection of materials that can be used for food quality or FDA purposes. Many industries that distribute to the general populous like the food and beverage or medical industry must comply with the FDA. FDA compliant rubber is used because of its low toxic and non-reactive properties.
FDA (Food and Drug Administration – Department of Health and Human Services) and comes under part 177 – indirect food additives section 177.2600 – rubber articles for repeated use. This compliance is a mandatory requirement to keep the general public and workers safe.
FDA-approved rubber can operate under high temperatures, is odourless and doesn’t react with food or liquids.
Our FDA-compliant neoprene rubber is the perfect combination of high tensile strength and resistance against oils and fats that can deteriorate the materials.
We have FDA-compliant Nitrile rubber which is a very tough material with high abrasion resistance and an impressively high service life. Like our Neoprene rubber material, it has a great resistance against fats and oils as well as being non-reactive to whatever it encounters.
Our silicone rubber extrusion range offers an outstanding array of different properties and can be used across a range of different products.
Advantages of using silicone include high levels of water and flame resistance, very low chemical reactivity, great - and tight - sealing properties, as well as excellent thermal stability.
Metal detectable Silicone:
This material is a must-have for FDA-compliant businesses. It has the exact same properties as standard FDA- approved Silicone but has an extra perk. It has additives inside the rubber that can be metal detected. This makes it easier to identify contamination inside of rubber as erosion can occur at any point of the rubber’s life span.
Typical applications for Food Grade Extrusion profiles include:
- Exhaust hangers
- Fuel valves / seals
- Aircraft window seals
- Wire and cable jacketing
- Windscreen wiper blades
- Door seals
- Window seals
- Hatch seals
Features of our Food Grade Extrusions include:
- Low chemical reactivity
- Low toxicity
- Good bonding strength
- Good heat resilience (better than NR, IR, SBR and PU)
- Excellent resistance to hydrocarbon oils, fuels, and greases
- Very low gas permeability
Materials extruded at Walker Rubber
At Walker Rubber we can manufacture extrusions in numerous grades and shore hardness of rubber. Our extrusions can go as soft as 20 Shore A or as hard as 80 Shore A. We have the ability to offer all the grades of rubber listed below: