Hygiene and Process Reliability
Your Partner for Sealing Solutions in the Process Industry
Cleanliness, hygiene, conformity and durability – the process industry poses a variety of challenges to seals. They must have a high degree of purity and comply with hygienic design standards. At the same time, the requirements of industry- and country-specific standards, such as USP Class VI, NSF, FDA and GB, apply. However, conformity with the standards mentioned does not suffice. The sealing materials must also withstand aggressive media such as CIP/SIP cleaning agents, greases, aromas or chemicals and extreme temperatures. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has accepted this challenge and developed sealing solutions tailored to the requirements of the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
Hygienic Food and Beverage Seals
FDA Approved Sealing Solutions
The challenges for seals in the food and beverage industry are manifold. A multitude of different applications place different demands on the choice of the right sealing solution.
Especially in the filling of beverages, the avoidance of aroma transfer plays an important role. In addition, the sealing materials must withstand aggressive cleaning media.
In order to guarantee the safe consumption of food, the product’s design and material composition must comply with legal requirements, such as the European EU (VO) 1935/2004, the American FDA §177.2600 or the Chinese GB 4806 and GB 9685. At the same time, they must meet the Hygienic Design Standards of the EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group), i.e. they must seal free of dead space and thus prevent contamination.
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Always One Step Ahead of Current Trends
We all know the feeling of enjoying a refreshing drink or a freshly prepared dinner. And we take it for granted that these foods are free of germs and have a genuine taste. This is where innovative sealing solutions from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies come into play.
Specially developed material mixtures, such as 70 EPDM 291 or Fluoroprene® XP, conform to the relevant industry-specific standards and also withstand strong temperature fluctuations and aggressive media. Innovative product designs comply with hygienic design standards and can therefore be used in a wide range of applications. For example, the Radiamatic® HTS II ensures reliable sealing without dead space even under extreme application conditions.
In addition, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers a comprehensive portfolio of market-specific services. Among other things, in-house tests can be carried out on the test bench and our team of experts can provide expert advice. In addition, our internal structures enable logistics services such as individual product packaging and customized supply chain strategies.
Reliably Protected Against Aroma Transfer
In order to preserve the unique taste of foods and beverages, it is always important to prevent aroma transfer. This occurs when different beverages or foods pass through the same bottling line, one after the other. This can quickly become a problem, especially with so-called near-water products, lightly flavored water.
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed Fluoroprene® XP, a material that is particularly well suited for such applications. It absorbs only a tiny fraction of the flavoring without releasing it, thus guaranteeing that food and beverages retain their original flavor.
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Radial Shaft Seals
Radial shaft seals are used in a wide range of applications in the process industry. The Radiamatic® HTS II offers high resistance in beverage filling plants, food processing machines and mixers, as the media to be sealed come into contact exclusively with PTFE. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers versions with no dead space for hygienic design constructions, such as the Radiamatic® HTS II 9539 VL. The Simmerring® Blue Seal or the Simmerring® B2PT were developed especially for the food industry from conformant materials such as Fluoroprene® XP.
The Hygienic Usit® from Freudenberg enables hygienic screw connections. The elastomer bead of the Standard Hygienic Usit® is available in three EPDM variants. All materials are approved for direct contact with foodstuffs and are resistant to CIP/SIP media. The black 70 EPDM 291 is the classic compound for the food and beverage industry. For applications with aggressive media, aromas or very high temperatures, we offer 75 Fluoroprene® XP 45 (on request).
The O-ring is used as a universal sealing element in almost all applications and offers an excellent price-performance ratio. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies' O-rings, which can be manufactured in all elastomer materials, are suited for many applications in the food and beverage industry. High-performance materials such as 70 EPDM 291 and 75 Fluoroprene® XP 41 have been developed especially to meet the unique requirements of the food industry and have all the relevant approvals. In addition to round O-rings, oval, rectangular, semicircular and x-shaped cross-sections are also possible.
Sealing Solutions for Beverage Dispensers
Seals for beverage dispensers have to withstand various media and temperatures. They are often the critical factor when flavor transfer problems occur. We help you ask the right questions.
Sealing Solutions for Valves
Whether it‘s a seated, butterfly, diaphragm, sampling, or other valve – we help you to ask the right questions and find the defective components in your processes.
Sealing Solutions for Pipe Connections
There are countless pipe connections for different market segments. To find out which is the right seal for your needs, a number of aspects need to be considered.
Sealing Solutions for the Process Industry
Demanding applications in the process industry require specific know-how and well-founded materials expertise. Apart from a broad product range, Freudenberg also offers specific materials with international approvals such as FDA, USP Class VI, NSF and regulation (EU) 1935/2004, as well as seals based on hygienic design.
Sealing Technology Manual for the Process Industry
Sealing solutions specially developed for the process industry in accordance with hygienic design and materials with industry-specific approvals.
Sealing Solutions for Drive Shafts in the Process Industry
Due to the many different and often unique features of the systems and processes in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries, a sealing system with drive shafts can be challenging.
FNST Radial Shaft Seals for Process Technology Applications
The Radiamatic® HTS II is a special PTFE variant of the Simmerring® product group. This high-performance radial shaft seal sets standards in the sealing of rotating shafts and spindles.
In food and pharmaceuticals industries production today, everything revolves around the issue of purity.
Extractables Study – Fluorinated Materials
The extractables study investigates the interactions between the pharmaceutical product and the elastomer.
Clamp Seals for the Process Industry
Clamp seals make fast and secure flange connections in continuously operating equipment. Due to their symmetrical geometry, the clamp connections can be mounted and re-separated very easily.
75 FKM 38269 for the Process Industry
FKM (fluororubber) is a high-quality material that can be used in the entire processing industry.
EPDM for the Process Industry
With its outstanding qualities in critical media, our EPDM materials are the first choice for a wide variety of O-rings, formed parts and diaphragm applications in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
New Generation of Simmerrings® for the Process Industry
The Simmerring® is flexible, highly loadable and reliable in its operation. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has now further developed Simmerrings® for use in the process industry – composed of materials approved for contact with foods.
Simriz® 484 - Food & Beverage Applications
Simriz® 484 performs well in a wide variety of harsh chemicals as well as at high temperatures. Also Simriz® 484 is FDA compliant and USP class VI compliant, making it the perfect match for any Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical application.