DetectElast Elastomers

DetectElast Elastomers

If you are involved in production or production equipment for the Food, Beverage, Pharma/Bio & Life Science Industries industry you will be acutely aware of the necessary Health & Safety legislation that governs the use of Seals, Gaskets, O Rings, and similar items. 

Certifications – EU1935: 2004, FDA 21 and NSF / ANSI 51

EMI Seals & Gaskets Ltd offer a wide range of sealing products that are certified to meet these requirements including EU1935: 2004 and FDA 21 CFR part 177 Section 2600 Allowable Substances. We also have our own NSF / ANSI 51 certification for Seals and Gaskets that come into direct contact with food on equipment and follow the HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point) principles and application guidelines. 

So, to compliment our NSF / ANSI 51 certified materials, EMI have also developed a range of Metal Detectable Food Safe Rubber materials under the name of DetectElast. 

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Not All Rubbers Created Equal - EMI Seals and Gaskets

Not all rubbers are created equal

Why Test houses want full disclosure of elastomer contents and why you should too!

Commercial Quality Rubber and Regrind, Do you really know what you’re buying?

When you buy rubber sheet or specify Rubber parts you usually say “I want X rubber in Y hardness” but do you question your supplier as to where your rubber was made and what’s its composition. Unless you specify a specific rubber grade like BS2751 or BS2752 you will be quoted and given Commercial Quality Grade Rubber and that’s where your problems could be starting, Do You Really Know What You Are Buying? Continue reading “Not all rubbers are created equal”

Elastomer Compression

Optimum Elastomer Gasket Compression

The question of what is the optimum compression for an elastomer gasket, seal or O-ring is one that we are regularly asked. It is one that we also like to be asked as merely torquing any elastomer seal up as hard as can be is not the answer (this will just break down the cell structure and remove the properties for which it was chosen), and we always advise the use of compression stops, where possible, to limit torque. Continue reading “Optimum Elastomer Gasket Compression”

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