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Food & Dairy

Novotema boasts over a decade of experience in producing high quality elastomer parts and products; designed specifically for the Food and Dairy industry.  Our broad spectrum of knowledge has led to the development of unique manufacturing processes in order to produce high quality seals for this industry.

Our team of engineers understand the many challenges that are experienced during food processing. Food grade elastomer seals must be able to withstand demanding operating environments and must have:

  • Chemical resistance
  • High/low temperature resistance
  • Abrasion resistance  
  • Ability to cope with aggressive cleaning regimes

Our team of rubber engineers offer a range of services to aid and often work collaboratively with customers to co-design custom parts and sealing solutions.


Food grade elastomer materials

Novotema moulds components from an extensive range of materials to suit any food processing application, including high performance elastomers for the most difficult sealing environments. Materials are certified and compliant with various industry standards including;

  • FDA  21 CFR 177.2600
  • 3A Sanitary Standard 18-03
  • WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme)
  • EC 1935-2004
  • EC 2023-2006

Careful preparation of the elastomer compound before moulding is performed internally to reduce impurities that can affect the quality of the final product.  


How can we help?

  • Elastomer material recommendations and expert technical support available.
  • Assistance with component design from our engineering team.
  • Full batch traceability throughout the manufacturing process including the issuing of BS EN ISO 10204 certification.
  • Laboratory testing and analysis service (failure analysis, trouble-shooting and material ID).

Looking for elastomer seals and components for food/dairy? Speak to our engineering experts today. 

Products for Food & Dairy

Below is a selection of the most common products we supply to the food & dairy industry. Visit the Products page to see the full range.

Elastomer materials

Below is a selection of the most common materials we supply to the food & dairy industry.
Material Code Hardness Operating Temperature Colour Approvals / Certification
EPDM 53 - 80 IRHD -40 to 150°C Black, white, blue FDA, 3A, metal detectable
FFKM 71 - 75 IRHD -46 to 310°C Black, white FDA, 3A
FKM 60 - 80 IRHD -20 to 200°C Black, white, blue FDA, 3A, WRAS, metal detectable
HNBR 70 IRHD -40 to 180°C Black FDA, 3A
NBR 57 - 70 IRHD -40 to 121°C Black, white, blue FDA, 3A, metal detectable
VMQ 40 - 80 IRHD -60 to 250°C Black, white, red, transparent FDA, 3A
Food & Dairy Certification

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