For a seal to be considered "food grade," it must meet a meticulous standard of quality and cleanliness. The seals used in food production, packaging, and processing must be designed to perform in extreme environments. From steam to high temperatures, click the infographic below for a look at which qualities matter most for food grade seals.
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Working at extreme high temperatures will put a strain on any product, from large machinery to o-rings. For years, when manufacturers were stuck with high-cost materials if they had any hope of finding success at such high temperatures. This was especially true when working with rubber compounds such as fluorocarbons, or FKMs.
Dupont’s variety of products serve countless uses. Among these is the Kalrez 1050LF. This specific product is part of Dupont’s Kalrez line of parts, known across the manufacturing space as a top material for long-term sealing in some of the harshest chemical environments out there.
There are seals for practically every situation – sometimes, the most difficult decision is narrowing down from all possible options that could work for your project. From o-rings to x-rings, gaskets to hydraulic seals, chances are whatever seal your project requires, it’s out there.