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
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.
Gaskets / Frame Seals
Gasket / frame seals fill the space between two or more mating surfaces, they can be moulded in infinite shapes and profiles to suit any geometry and application.
Lip Seals / V-Rings
Lips seals (axial or radial shaft seals) for dynamic rotary and reciprocating environments to seal rotary elements, such as a shaft or rotating bore, in piston and rod locations.
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|
Novotema moulds seals and components from a wide range of elastomer materials. With an extensive range to choose from, there is sure to be a material to suit every application. Browse the range ....Find Out More
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ISO Class 6 (FS 209E Class 1,000) cleanroom for the manufacture of elastomer components medical and pharmaceutical equipment and other applications requiring a high standard of cleanliness.Find Out More
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