FDA Compounds: Neoprene, Buna-N & EPDM

Versatile Rubber Polymers for Food & Beverage Applications 

While Neoprene, Buna-N and EPDM materiasl are used in avariety of applications ranging from automotive to electiral, these food grade compound rubbers are mainly used in the food and beverage industries because of their odorless and tasteless properties. These materials also meet the the FDA requirements and NSF regulations for commercial food and beverage processing applications.

The benefits and properties of FDA approved Neoprene, Buna and EPDM include:

  • Great resistance to ozone and weathering 
  • Resistance to heat and oxidation
  • Natural resistance to bacteria
  • Wide range of working temperatures
  • Good chemical resistance 
  • Odorless
  • Tasteless
  • Strong resistance to oil
  • Die Cut Manufacturing

Neoprene, Buna and EPDM rubber polymers’ odorless and tasteless properties make them ideal for food applications. Neoprene provides reliable service under temperature environments ranging from -30F to 220F. For more durability, Nitrile rubber or Buna-N can withstand temperatures from -40F to 212F. EPDM provides more flexibility than Neoprene or Buna-N offering a high resistance to animal fats and vegetable oils. 

Kelcut Creates Custom Job Specific Die Cuts

For over 25 years we readily handle prototyping and manufacturing of custom die cuts for a variety of applications. Our experienced engineers work with you to determine the best FDA approved rubber polymer for your food or beverage application. 

Contact Kelcult Gasket & Rubber today to customize FDA approved rubber polymer gaskets.