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

Garlock Case Study: Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD®

Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD® ISO-GARD bearing isolators offer exceptional bearing protection for pumps, motors, and bearing supported industrial equipment under the harshest conditions. ISO-GARD products are constructed using a filled PTFE material which provides excellent chemical resistance. INDUSTRY Food – Poultry Processing CUSTOMER A diversified food processing company, with facilities located throughout the US. BACKGROUND The customer … Continue reading Garlock Case Study: Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD®

Avoiding Taste Transfer in Food Production

Anyone who has ever enjoyed a fruit tea out of a mug that previously contained coffee knows the problem: taste transfer. It is an undesirable phenomenon during product changeovers in the food industry. With Fluoroprene XP, a line of premium seal materials, Freudenberg has brought out an all-purpose weapon to handle steam sterilization, aggressive media … Continue reading Avoiding Taste Transfer in Food Production

Why Use Food Grade Silicone?

There are a plethora of choices when it comes to gasketing material.  But if you are in the food processing, it is crucial that every item that makes contact with the gasket is left unaffected.  And although silicone is inherently non-toxic, only a specially formulated food grade silicone is fit for use with consumables. Silicone … Continue reading Why Use Food Grade Silicone?

Compression Controlled Gaskets for Food and Pharmaceuticals

At Gallagher Fluid Seals, we do our absolute best to understand the needs of our customers.  As a Top-25 Parker Distributor, we have a myriad of products at our fingertips to improve your processes. One relatively new Parker product is their line of hygienic sanitary gaskets, coming out of the company’s integrated sealing systems (ISS) … Continue reading Compression Controlled Gaskets for Food and Pharmaceuticals

Kalrez Perfluoroelastomer Parts for Pharmaceutical and Food Handling Applications

Kalrez® parts made from compounds 6221 and 6230 provide superior chemical resistance and low contamination from extractables in pharmaceutical and food handling applications where FDA compliance is required. Compounds 6221 and 6230 are especially suited for Water For Injection (WFI) systems, Steam-in-Place (SIP) cleaning and other critical systems, Unlike other elastomeric seals made with FDA … Continue reading Kalrez Perfluoroelastomer Parts for Pharmaceutical and Food Handling Applications

Freudenberg Announces New VMQ Materials

When it comes to food, Freudenberg wants to be sure that its sealing materials are free of harmful substances. In the food processing industry, in order to guarantee food safety, both the food and the hardware that come into contact with it must meet particularly stringent criteria. These guidelines also apply to sealing materials. In … Continue reading Freudenberg Announces New VMQ Materials

The Complete Guide for Mechanical Seals & API 682 4th Edition Piping Plans

Mechanical Seals & API 682 4th Edition A sealing system, consisting of a mechanical seal and an associated supply system that is balanced by individual applications, is the utmost guarantee for a reliable sealing point and uninterrupted pump service. The performance of the seal is greatly influenced by the environment around the seal faces, making … Continue reading The Complete Guide for Mechanical Seals & API 682 4th Edition Piping Plans

Reduce Maintenance Costs When Sealing Dry Running Equipment

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Website and was written by Nathan Wells, Application Engineer, Parker Engineered Polymer Systems Division. My grandpa used to have a rusty, old air compressor in his shop. As a child, when my siblings and I would visit him, he’d … Continue reading Reduce Maintenance Costs When Sealing Dry Running Equipment

FDA Compliant PUR-GARD™ Bearing Isolator

PUR-GARD™ bearing isolators offer the ultimate rotating equipment sealing solutions for the food processing industry. Manufactured with materials that are FDA compliant, metal detectable and x-ray inspectable while utilizing a patented IP66 design, Garlock PUR-GARD™ is a revolutionary seal that combines improved safety and overall process purity with cost savings through extended equipment and bearing … Continue reading FDA Compliant PUR-GARD™ Bearing Isolator