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Sealing solutions to enhance the efficiency, safety, longevity and reliability of your appliances

Innovations are crucial in today’s appliances market to meet the ever increasing regulatory and customer driven demands and win a competitive edge:

Dishwashers have to be hygienic, quiet and at the same time faster than ever. Washing machines are not only getting faster and quiet, but also larger in terms of load capacity, while the overall dimensions need to remain the same and ideally the weight is being reduced. Ovens are required to have steam and self-cleaning features. Multi-compartment refrigerators and freezers are becoming market standard. Modern coffee machines must include various brewing options. To sum it up: Appliances offer a range of features that only multiple machines could deliver in the past. And while for all devices the specific demands go up, the key demand is always the same: enhanced energy efficiency.


State-of-the-art designs

Clearly, these innovative features are the key to success for appliance manufacturers. Hence, it is important to understand what makes most of these features possible: innovative sealing solutions from FST. Seals are fundamentally important to the proper functioning of appliances and – if properly designed – can become a foundation for your innovations by improving water and energy efficiency, consumer safety, and device durability while reducing space requirements, friction, weight and force levels.

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Freudenberg provides state-of-the-art designs, materials and products from Rotary Shaft Seals, Gaskets and (miniature) O-Rings to custom molded elastomeric products for precise sealing, to make your appliances work the way they're intended!

Being the market leader for sealing solutions, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed tailor made elastomers and products that meet even the most stringent technical and legal requirements for appliance applications.

For example, our oil seals used in washing machines and dishwashers are made from materials that deliver the improved energy efficiency the industry is looking for, while maximizing the resistance to wear and friction and maintaining compatibility with detergents and other laundry additives that are mixed in water. Also, our innovative gaskets for refrigerator and freezer doors are excellent sealing solutions as they keep all benefits from existing solutions while helping to bring about significant energy savings.


Innovations by Freudenberg Sealing Technologies

Of course, we also provide you with innovations catering to the other trends in the industry, e.g.:
  • Durability — Using custom made elastomeric components, we are able to extend the life of our products, making sure they can withstand high pressure and temperatures. Of course they are fully compatible with the fats, acids and chemicals in washing machines, dishwashers, coffee & espresso machines and food processors. 
  • Safety — Freudenberg's dryer door gaskets are fully UL compliant and have improved safety features.
  • Noise and vibration reduction — Freudenberg has designed its products to reduce noise and vibration levels, especially prevalent in the faster spinning washing machines, dryers and dishwashers. 
  • Lightweight and space reduction — Our products are made with weight reduction and compact size in mind, all while maintaining or surpassing quality through the use of multicomponent products.
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Building on our unparalleled material expertise, we are the industry’s partner of choice whenever there is a need for magnetic based, conductive, ozone resistant, antibacterial or low density elastomers. All materials we use are compliant to numerous national and international standards, including UL, NSF, FDA and KTW.

Test us! We are looking forward to supporting you to overcome your challenges, help you to drive your innovation pipeline and make you thereby even more successful in the market.


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