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.
Sealing Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Because the synthesis of pharmaceuticals in the pharmaceutical industry does not produce any unwanted by-products or allow germs to enter the product, the purity requirements for the process and the product are particularly high. This requires sealing solutions that reliably prevent contamination and can come into contact with the product without having to worry.
The pharmaceutical industry consists of many different applications and processes, all of which have individual requirements. The manufacture of finished pharmaceuticals, for example, requires very good chemical resistance of sealing materials to various educts and solvents. Very low temperatures can occur in the production of vaccines or proteins and in the separation of blood, which requires seals that are very resistant to cold temperatures. These and many other requirements present sealing solutions in the pharmaceutical industry with new challenges every day.
Uncompromising Hygiene and Durability
With a steadily growing population, pharmaceuticals and vaccines are becoming increasingly important. The substances used are also becoming more and more complex. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers high-performance sealing solutions for tablet presses, pumps, mixers and much more. Material developments such as Fluoroprene® XP or Simriz® defy extreme operating conditions and support clean processes. The materials portfolio for the pharmaceutical industry includes a wide range of materials conforming to USP Class VI, as well as machined seals made of the original materials, including all approvals. Internal extractable studies show that Fluoroprene® XP, Simriz® and some EPDM materials have very low extractable contents, which makes them particularly well suited for direct contact with pharmaceuticals.
Product developments such as the Hygienic Usit® ring reliably ensure a seal free of dead space and a high degree of hygiene in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. In addition, clamp seals according to ISO 2852 and DIN 32676, available in various certified materials, provide a secure pipe connection. Inflatable profiles ensure that plant containers and doors are protected against the ingress of germs.
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers a broad product portfolio of premium materials for use in pharmaceutical applications. The universal material Fluoroprene® XP is ideally suited for use with CIP/SIP cleaning processes. It is resistant to various flavors, essential oils, non-polar and polar media and can also withstand gamma radiation disinfection. In-house extractable studies prove its above-average purity on the basis of a negligibly low proportion of migrated substances.
In addition, the two variants 75 Fluoroprene® XP 41 and 85 Fluoroprene® XP 43 conform to USP Chapter 87 and 88. The FFKM material 75 Simriz® 494 is also an ideal candidate for the pharmaceutical industry due to its temperature and media resistance, excellent purity and legal compliance.
Hygienic Usit® Ring
The Hygienic Usit® sets new purity standards in open and closed manufacturing processes. Metal washers, which are not food compliant due to a lack of hygiene, can be completely replaced. The elastomer sealing bead ensures a seal free of dead space and is available in three tested and exclusively approved materials. Both the white 70 EPDM 253815 and the black 70 EPDM 291 can be used in the pharmaceutical industry. For more demanding applications, we offer a variant made of the universal material 75 Fluoroprene® XP 45.
Clamp seals from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies ensure fast and particularly reliable pipe connections in plants that are operated continuously. They are particularly easy to install and disconnect. The dimensions are standardized in accordance with DIN 32676, i.e. the seals are standardized and therefore highly economical and available from stock. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies recommends 70 EPDM 291, 70 VMQ 117055, 75 Fluoroprene® XP 41 and 70 EPDM 253815 (white) as materials for the pharmaceutical industry.
Radial Shaft Seals
The Radiamatic® HTS II 9539 VL, with its sealing lip in front to achieve no dead space, is the perfect solution for the particularly high requirements of purity and sterility in the pharmaceutical industry. It also performs well thanks to its wear resistance and good dry-running properties. In addition, it has all relevant approvals.
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 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 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.
Fluoroprene® XP for the Pharmaceutical Industry
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has tested in its own extractables study whether the material Fluoroprene XP is suitable for use in the pharmaceutical industry and whether it meets the high purity requirements. For this purpose, two fluorinated material variants were selected and compared with two EPDM materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flat Gaskets for the Process Industry
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers specially manufactured flat gaskets in a wide variety of shapes – whether classically round or customized according to drawing – particularly fast and flexible.
Fluoroprene® XP for the Process Industry
The premium universal material for the processing industry. A wide variety of applications that are impressive right down the line: Fluoroprene XP is the universal sealing material for steam sterilization, aggressive CIP-/SIP-media and high-fat concentrations.
The Hygienic Usit® from Freudenberg was developed especially for the process industry and is setting completely new purity standards.
75 FKM 38269 for the Process Industry
FKM (fluororubber) is a high-quality material that can be used in the entire processing industry.
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® 486 - Pharmaceutical Applications
Simriz® 486 performs well in a wide variety of harsh chemicals as well as at high temperatures. Additionally, Simriz® 486 is FDA compliant and USP class VI compliant, making it the perfect match for any Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical application.