DP Seals meets exacting standards for food grade rubber seals
Design engineers in the food and dairy sectors have exacting standards for food seals and components. Our chemically resistant food grade rubber seals and mouldings are fully compliant with industry practises such as Clean in Place (CIP), Steam in Place (SIP) and high temperature steam sterilisation.
Quality assurance for your food grade mouldings
Starting with material blend selection, through tool development, prototype mouldings to volume delivery, DP Seals specialists support all stages of manufacturing. From polymer material preparation through cleaning to inspection and quality assurance; this latter is fully integrated into the company’s rigorous AS 9100 quality regimen, which incorporates ISO 9001, ISO14001 and OHSAS18001.
Specifically for the food and diary industry we can advise on suitable materials and grades to ensure compliance with:
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 177.2600,
- New antibacterial (silver) additives and platinum based cure systems,
- United States Pharmacopeia (USP Class VI),
- 3-A Sanitary Standards (3-A)
- EC Regulation 1935/2004
- WRAS (Water board) approved rubber grades.
Rubber materials expertise built on 40 years of experience
Over 40 years of operation we have developed food quality gaskets, seals and mouldings for the varied and innovative requirements of our many customers. This has enabled us to build an unrivalled in-depth knowledge of rubber material performance.
Material selection is key to helping our customers achieve their objectives. We have experience in working with neoprenes, nitriles, EPDM, HNBR and cutting edge polymers like, silicone fluoroelastomer, nanotech additives and fillers through to Viton Extreme and perfluoroelastomers like FFKM.
Working closely with customers, we continually research and innovate to develop exactly the right blend of rubber compound for the required application. This results in enhanced longevity, improved performance and the best cost/benefit approach.