Food Quality Gaskets
We have a selection of materials that can be used for food quality or FDA purposes. In some industries like the food and beverage or medical industry, it’s important that they use FDA compliant rubber due to its low toxic and non-reactive properties.
FDA-approved rubber can operate under high temperatures, is odourless and doesn’t react with the food it comes in contact with.
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 rubber 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.
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.
There are a range of silicone rubbers available that also promote required properties, allowing them to be classed as 'Food Grade' materials. We hold a huge library of available profiles for silicone extrusion.
You can get your Silicone rubber extrusions in red, white, blue and black.
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.
Food Quality Gaskets can be used for applications like:
- Heat exchangers
Features of our Food Quality Gaskets include:
- Ideal for high and low temperature applications
- Good resistance to weathering and ozone attack
- Selection of colours to choose from
- Metal detectable range
Materials extruded at Walker Rubber
At Walker Rubber we can manufacture gaskets 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: