FST Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Process Industries Food Beverage

Process Industry

Food & Beverage

FST Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Process Industries Pharmaceutical

Process Industry

Pharmaceutical

FST Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Process Industries Chemical

Process Industry

Chemical

Technologically and logistically unique

Market and technological expertise in the processing industry

Extreme temperature conditions, aggressive media, high hygienic standards and safety requirements – the demands on the food, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries are unique technologically as well as logistically.

As a sealing partner with the processing industry, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies combines materials competency and the capacity to produce sealing innovations with the special know-how of a market specialist in process technology. The result is a product and service portfolio that is unmatched in the market.


Quality creates functional reliability

Chemical Fabric

For the customer, this combination of technological competence and industry-specific experience leads to flawless quality, high functional reliability and economically efficient seal management.

Among other things, this includes:

  • Individualized, made-to-order materials and product development
  • Logistical approaches that guarantee the rapid, cost-effective availability of components, even in small batches.
  • Services specifically oriented to the demanding technical and business needs of equipment manufacturers and operators in the processing industry: for example, market-specific, application-related consulting that includes verified evidence of stability before the launch of series production.

Other industry-specific services

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Process Industry Food Beverage Ice Cream

The requirements of the processing industry begin with the precise specification of the material and design. One example of many: the specifications of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These stringent rules influence the research and development activities of an entire sector. It follows that the right seal material is the key to success in the processing industry. Clean sealing solutions based on hygienic design demand the highest possible materials expertise, which results in premium materials.

At Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, in-depth materials testing – among other things for hardness, changes in volume, (continued) tear resistance, tension, breaking elongation, compression set and density – form the foundation for materials development and selection tailored to a particular requirements profile.

Important sealing materials

Black and White Materials

The most important sealing materials in the processing industry are 

  • EPDM (ethylene propylene diene rubber)
  • Fluoroprene® XP
  • FKM (fluororubber)
  • Simriz® (perfluoroelastomer)
  • NBR (acrylonitrile butadiene rubber)
  • HNBR (hydrogenated acrylonitrile butadiene rubber)
  • VMQ (silicone rubber)
  • PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene)
  • PEEK (polyetheretherketone)
  • POM (polyoxymethylene), PA (polyamide) and PU (polyurethane)

Resistances database

The Freudenberg Sealing Technologies resistances database for the processing industry contains concentrated specialized knowledge. It is an important element of a market-specific, application-related consultation. Just for CIP/SIP cleaning media, the database includes numerous analyzed recipes and several individual measurements on the behavior of sealing materials in different media at a range of temperatures.

C-parts management

Seals are an indispensable A-part from a functional standpoint, but a C-part from an economic standpoint – Freudenberg Sealing Technologies closes this gap with efficient C-parts management. It ensures rapid availability for customers and optimizes their processing, carrying and storage costs.


Market segments:

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Food and Beverage

Food & Beverage

Seals face multifaceted tests in the manufacture of foods and beverages. At the same time, hygiene and the greatest possible cleanliness are always the top...

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Chemical Plant

Chemical

Aggressive, sometimes toxic media, high pressures as well as extreme temperatures and temperature fluctuations – seals face special challenges in the extraction...

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies Pharmaceutical

Pharmaceutical

The bar has been set especially high for pharmaceuticals when it comes to cleanliness and hygiene. For the highly-sensitive aseptic field, Freudenberg Sealing...

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