Resolving Food and Beverage Challenges

When it comes to sealing food and beverage systems against leaks, contamination and malfunctions, meeting a product specification does not guarantee that seals will function as needed, two Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies experts told a webinar audience in September. Freudenberg-NOK runs the business operations for Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in the Americas. Freudenberg’s David Clark, Operations Manager, … Continue reading Resolving Food and Beverage Challenges

A Case Study: GYLON® 3504 and 3545 Gaskets

Wine Manufacturing with GYLON® Gylon 3504 The GYLON® Style 3504 gasket is made of PTFE with aluminosilicate microspheres. It is designed for use in many acids, some caustics, hydrocarbons, refrigerants, and more. Gylon 3545 The Garlock 3545 style is a highly compressible microcellular PTFE with a rigid PTFE core for improved handlability. Garlock 3545, made with Gylon material, is … Continue reading A Case Study: GYLON® 3504 and 3545 Gaskets

Your Seal Pump Just Failed and Production is at a Stop… Now What?

Can your Facility Afford Extra Downtime? Introducing the new CartexExpress Rapid Ship Program! Fast delivery for Cartex mechanical seals is available (if necessary) when an order is received by 12pm CST. Not familiar with Cartex by EagleBurgmann? Cartex Mechanical Seals are engineered to provide the extra margin of performance. EagleBurgmann’s mechanical seals are designed with … Continue reading Your Seal Pump Just Failed and Production is at a Stop… Now What?

Fried Snack Foods and GYLON® Style 3504 Gasket

Fried Snack Foods and GYLON® Style 3504 Gasket The GYLON Style 3504 gasket is made of PTFE with aluminosilicate microspheres. It is designed for use in moderate concentrations of acids, caustics, hydrocarbons, refrigerants, and more. It provides a tight seal, improved performance over conventional PTFE, reduced product loss and emissions, reduced creep relaxtion, excellent bolt torque retention, … Continue reading Fried Snack Foods and GYLON® Style 3504 Gasket

FDA Standards Key to Proper Gasket Selection

Food and beverage producers rely on a wide array of equipment to ensure their products are safe and free of contamination. Sealing devices such as gaskets are key components in this equipment, yet do not receive the attention they warrant given the critical importance of their function. PTFE-based and elastomeric seals have for decades been … Continue reading FDA Standards Key to Proper Gasket Selection

Sealing Materials for Food Applications

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. A Guide to Selecting the Proper Sealing Material for Food Applications The substances used in the food and in the chemical process industries are identical in many cases, whether they are of natural origin or synthetically … Continue reading Sealing Materials for Food Applications

Tackling Flavor Transfer with Seals Made from Globally-Certified Materials

The popularity of multi-flavor drink dispensers, those touch screen wonders that offer dozens of beverage and flavor options to consumers, has grown during the past decade. Manufacturers are installing these complex machines in venues and locations throughout the world. Elastomers and flavor transfer But what’s great for an individual customer – a cherry-ginger-lime cream soda, … Continue reading Tackling Flavor Transfer with Seals Made from Globally-Certified Materials

Thermoseal WaterSIL

WaterSIL is a universal high-pressure gasket material that is certified to NSF 61 and meets strict chemical leaching requirements. Specially formulated compressed gasket material based on NBR and aramid fiber, Thermoseal WaterSIL is a universal high-pressure gasket material that is certified to NSF 61 and meets strict chemical leaching requirements. Applications: NSF/ANSI 61 certified gasket … Continue reading Thermoseal WaterSIL

The Perfect Wave; The Gerromatic Rotary Seal

Gear motors, pumps and stirring units keep process material in constant motion in the process industry’s production facilities. A large number of shaft seals are used at drive shafts to keep liquids securely within the equipment. But leaks may be more likely to occur if the pressure acting on the seals becomes too great. Freudenberg … Continue reading The Perfect Wave; The Gerromatic Rotary Seal

Proven Seal Design, New Materials

The Freudenberg Simmerring has been a successful product for about 85 years. It seals rotating shafts reliably, and is used in millions of applications and machines in many industries. The Simmerring is flexible, highly loadable, and very dependable. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has now further developed Simmerrings for use in the process industry – and they … Continue reading Proven Seal Design, New Materials