Food grade seal

For applications involving the hygienic production of food and drink, food grade seals are a must. Products sold for these industries may require FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) approval in order to ensure a safe operation.

As long established manufacturers of food grade seals, NES are your first port of call for precision engineered components which are both reliable and compliant.

What is a food grade seal?

Food grade seals are for use in the food processing sector. This industry can be physically difficult and very demanding, requiring products that are both safe and persistent, even in dynamic applications. Some of the properties required by these seals include:

  • Suitable for use with food, beverage, milk, meat and food compliant chemicals
  • Odourless and tasteless
  • Naturally resistant to bacterial build up
  • Wide temperature range
  • Non toxic
  • Non allergenic

If required, NES’ food grade products are can be manufactured, handled and packaged in our ISO 14644-1 Class 7 a cleanroom, to ensure zero contamination risk.

Our food grade seals

We manufacture and supply a wide range of hygienic gaskets, o rings and custom developed seals for food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications. Our products are FDA compliant, and also adhere to European Regulations EC1935/2004 and EC2023/2006.

When purchasing food grade components, it’s important to work with a reputable company who understand not only the regulations but also the pressures of your environment. With many years’ experience of producing seals for all sorts of purposes, you couldn’t ask for a better supplier than NES.

Which food grade seal do I need?

NES manufacture a wide range of food grade seal products, including O-rings, hygienic gaskets and custom developed components. The different properties of the materials we use make our products suitable for a range of applications, for example:

  • Dry foods: Most suitable are EPDM, NBR, silicone and FKM
  • Aqueous foods: Most suitable is EPDM
  • Fatty foods: Most suitable are EPDM, HNBR, silicone, FKM and FFKM

Don’t take chances when it comes to food preparation. To ensure you remain compliant and are processing your foodstuffs safely, discuss you requirements with our team for expert advice.