We manufacture and supply gaskets and seals for the food processing industry, for food processing and conveyor belting equipment. We have supplied gaskets and seals to RAM supplies gaskets for: Micro Breweries, Confectioners, Food Machinery Manufacturers, Food Processing Machinery Machinery Manufacturers, Food Testing Labs and Chocolate Factories.
Food Industry Approvals
RAM Gaskets has over 40 years’ experience supplying gaskets and seals to the Food Industry. Our food standard materials are FDA (Food and Drug Agency) approved, certified and compliant. Certain materials carry other approvals such as WRAS approved EPDM rubber. We can commonly comply with the material specifications on customers’ drawings.
Gasket Materials Commonly Used In The Food Industry
We supply food quality gasket materials, such as PTFE, EPDM, nitrile, silicone and non-asbestos fibres. These materials are commonly used in the food processing industry: they are extremely stable and inert, are taint/taste free and have low microbial growth surfaces to prevent product contamination.
Temperature ranges vary, with silicone rubber and non-asbestos fibre having the highest temperature rating. Non-asbestos fibre has the highest combined temperature and pressure rating. PTFE has very low friction qualities and outstanding chemical resistance, which makes it excellent for use with pharmaceutical and food applications.
WRAS approved EPDM rubber can be used for potable water and liquid food-stuffs. Our White Food Quality EPDM FDA Approved is compounded from a list of FDA approved materials, part 177- indirect food additives.
White Food Quality Nitrile
• FDA approved
• Good resistance to grease and oils
|Multiple (average 65)
|-30 to +115
• Resistance to elevated temperatures up to 200˚c
• Good electrical insulation
• Good release properties
• Anti-stick properties
• Good compressibility
• Available in blue so easily spotted
• Other coloured versions available
|-55 to +300
• Properties are largely as silicone rubber, above
• Extruded sections have a skin finish
|-73 to +260
Modified PTFE’s: Gylon, Uniflon, Sigma 500
• Low coefficient of friction
• Chemically inert
• Different colours available
Klinger Top-Chem 2003 And Klinger Soft Chem
• FDA approved
• Highly compressible
• Good resistance to chemicals
• Food safe
The full specifications for these materials are available in our specifications section.
Machinery for the Food Production Industry
We supply seals for the manufacturer of food processing equipment, as well as replacement parts for servicing or to fix a breakdown. As a safety feature, many of our gasket materials are available in blue, so that in the unlikely event that a part ends up in the food product it can be easily spotted and removed.
Our FDA materials are non-toxic, so accidental ingestion will not result in adverse effects. Silicone is a good option for machinery as it has resistance to temperatures up to 200˚c and has good electrical insulation. Our solid silicone rubber contains only FDA approved ingredients according to FDA standard 21 CFR 177.2600 and is fully post cured in accordance with the raw material manufacturers guidelines. It is therefore suitable for use in direct contact with dry, aqueous and fatty foods. In addition is it compliant to EU regulation EC 1935/2004. Polyethylene foam is also an ideal option as it has good oil and chemical resistance.