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Popular Gaskets Used in the Food & Beverage Industry

FDA Food Grade Gaskets by Kelcut Gasket and Rubber Die Cutting SpecialistsFDA approved gaskets for food & beverage industry  

The food and beverage industry is one of the most demanding when it comes to the materials allowed for their processing, applications and finished products.

Our die cutting experts have over 30 years’ experience creating custom high-quality specialized gaskets for the food and beverage industry. This ensures no food or beverage is contaminated during any process application or condition.

Static and dynamic gaskets are available for the food and beverage industry. Static gaskets and seals are used when there is little to no motion between two surfaces and dynamic seals are best when movement is required by the application. 

Kelcut Gasket & Rubber creates seals and gaskets for a variety food and beverage applications, including:

  • Food Machinery Manufacturers 
  • Processed Food Machinery
  • Drink Processing
  • Conveyor Belting Equipment 
  • Food Testing Labs
  • Fragrances and Flavorings 
  • Chocolate Factories 
  • Confectioners
  • Micro-Breweries 
  • And More

Our quality products help you meet the strict standards of a variety of regulatory agencies, including the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Pharmacopeia (USP) Class VI and more. 

Common Gasket Materials for the Food and Beverage Industry:

  • Silicone: inherently inert to bacteria, mold and fungi, great when exposed to ozone and oxygen, excellent heat resistance, cold flexibility and dielectric properties, exceptional low surface energy meaning seals will not adhere to counterparts and are suitable for use in hot water animal and plant fat some lubricants and glycerin. 
  • EPDM rubber: high resistance to chemicals, does well in hot water & steam and excellent for most dairy applications.
  • NBR: ideal for meat and poultry processing because it performs well in animal and vegetable fats, good resistance to hydrocarbons of high aromatic content and water.
  • Specification Elastomers: can be expertly designed to meet your exact applications needs and are effective under extreme high and low temperatures and not easily effected by environmental factors like water, sun and atmospheric gases. 
  • FDA Nitrile Rubber: can withstand temperatures of -40 degrees F to 212 degrees F and has a high resistance to animal fat and vegetable oils. 
  • Certain Plastics
  • And many more gasket materials 

These materials are great for the strict food and beverage industry regulations because they have a high resistance to chemicals, do well in hot water and steam and maintain their properties in most dairy applications. 

All materials used for gaskets in the food and beverage industry are required to have no toxic substances or microorganisms present at levels which could put consumers’ health at risk. Kelcut Gasket & Rubber’s quality materials and custom die cutting experience can help your business comply with FDA regulations such as FDA 21 CFR 177.1550, FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and more.

Contact the professional food and beverage die cutting specialists from Kelcut Gasket & Rubber today for a free quote!