Rubber for the Food Industry
As a responsive and agile manufacturer, Walker Rubber has long embraced the challenges consumer driven businesses are exposed to. We are justifiably proud to have supplied food quality rubber and silicone components to equipment manufacturers and food processing customers across the UK for over 50 years.
Silicone rubber for the food industry
Silicone rubbers are commonly used in the food industry, and there are multiple formulations. Silicone rubbers are often one- or two-part polymers, and may contain fillers to improve properties or reduce cost. Silicone rubber is generally non-reactive, stable, and resistant to extreme environments and temperatures from -55 to 300 °C (-70 to 570 °F) while still maintaining its useful properties. Due to these properties and its ease of manufacturing and shaping, silicone rubber can be found in a wide variety of products, used in cooking, baking, and food storage.
Commonly Used Rubber Materials in the Food Industry
Food approved rubber is a special accredited grade for use in food related manufacturing activities such as production and packaging. Walker Rubber manufactures a variety of components from a comprehensive range of elastomers such as FDA approved Silicone, Neoprene and Nitrile. These types of rubbers are also commonly used in the pharmaceutical and liquid manufacturing industries.
Food grade rubber is commonly referred to as being FDA approved (the USA's Food & Drug Administration) but there are a number of other approval authorities and regulatory bodies in the UK and Europe including BfR, UK WRAS as well as EC Food Safety regulations and we supply products manufactured from materials that comply with all of them.
WHY CHOOSE WALKER RUBBER?
UNRIVALLED LEAD TIMES
If your order is urgent, no one can get it to you in a shorter timeframe than Walker Rubber.
IN HOUSE MANUFACTURE
Your product, designed and manufactured to your specifications in our UK manufacturing facility.
SAME DAY QUOTATIONS
Over 90% of the enquiries we receive are quoted on the same day.
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Why Should You Purchase Food Grade Rubbers?
Due to their special formulae, they are non-toxic and many also have high resistance to elevated temperatures, perfect for food-based applications and cleaning/sterilisation. In addition, they tend to be water resistant, odourless, tasteless and highly stable and reliable with long service lives.
Whether you need one of our standard extrusions or something unique, we provide top quality, cost effective food quality rubber solutions direct from our UK manufacturing facility.
Walker Rubber provides a wide range of services suitable to the
We have highlighted three of them below.
We can deploy both multi-impression rubber moulds for small components and single impression rubber moulds for large components and short runs. We also supply rubber products moulded directly onto metal, forming a long-lasting bond.
Our state-of-the-art industrial CNC machine makes light work of cutting your rubber gaskets, pads, and washers. We’ll design and programme the software for precision design of your gaskets, washers, pads, and sheet material products from a range of different rubbers we stock.
Our specialist and bespoke rubber extrusion service has been set up to ensure that we're able to fulfil the demanding needs of all our customers. With over 8 decades of expertise, we now have over 2,000 extrusion profiles available that may already meet your requirements. Contact us today to find out more. And if they don’t, let us design and manufacture new ones for your rubber needs.