Food Grade Rubber
Food grade rubber is a specially certified grade of rubber approved for use in food manufacturing and packaging. Aquaseal Rubber uses silicone, natural rubber, nitrile, neoprene and polyurethane rubber for food grade rubber products. In addition to food, food grade rubber can be used for liquids and pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Food grade rubber that has been certified by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration – Depart of Health and Human Services) and comes under part 177 – indirect food additives section 177.2600 – rubber articles for repeated use. This means that the rubber products and parts meet the limited levels under this ruling.
Our food grade rubber is an exceptional product due to its many food safe properties.
Being non-toxic and with high temperature range, it is ideal for use in the preparation and storage of food. In addition to being non-allergenic, it is resistant to mould and water, which means organic material will not form on the rubber. Food grade rubber is also odourless and tasteless meaning it will not affect the quality and properties of the food it is used with. It is a tough and reliable material with a long life span.
Our products go through rigorous testing to make sure that they will withstand the extremes in temperature and wear. We can guarantee that all of our products comply with the FDA regulations and only contain approved substances.
Aquaseal Rubber can manufacture all of their products in food grade rubber, including seals, gaskets, sheets, and extruded and moulded parts.
Uses for food grade rubber
EPDM: EPDM rubber is used in situations where rubber needs to resist degradation from the environment and from ozone exposure.
Natural Rubber: Natural rubber is best used in situations where the products will be exposed to wet and dry organic acids and alcohol and chemicals with a moderate pH level
Neoprene: Neoprene is suitable for products that will be exposed to high wear and tear as well as abrasion from chemicals that will leave a residue such as oils and fats
Nitrile: Nitrile is a synthetic rubber that works best in products that will be directly used with oils and grease
Silicone: The most widely used rubber for manufacturing both food and pharmaceutical products. It is resistant to heat, open flame and insulates from electricity
Food grade rubber is the safe and hygienic solution to your food manufacturing needs.
Find out more about our materials on our page: “Rubber We Use”