Trelleborg Presents Optimum Sealing Solutions for Beverage Filling Systems at Drinktec 2017
Stuttgart/Munich, 11 September 2017: At the Drinktec 2017 trade fair in Munich, Germany, seal developer, manufacturer and supplier, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, is exhibiting its Isolast® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) sealing material in two specialized formulations that optimize sealing in beverage filling systems: J9516 and the newly launched J9538.
Specifically developed for food and beverage applications, both sealing materials are FDA (Food and Drug Administration), USP (United States Pharmacopeia) Class VI and 3-A Sanitary Standards approved. Ideal for filling and packaging equipment, these Isolast® compounds provide outstanding resistance to concentrated flavoring additives, which can cause excess swelling in conventional elastomers. In addition, they withstand frequent harsh CIP (Cleaning In Place) and SIP (Sterilization In Place) regimes, ensuring extended seal life.
Martin Krüger, European Sales Manager for food and beverage sealing applications at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “We supply many standard seals and customer-specific molded parts made from Isolast®, such as flange seals for sockets, safety valves or seals for retractable spray nozzles. Thanks to Isolast® compounds specifically developed for food and beverage applications, we can provide individual, cost-effective components offering industry-specific performance for demanding filling applications.”
Carsten Stehle, Managing Director of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Germany, says: “Part of Trelleborg’s philosophy is that we go beyond standard concepts for seals, devising and developing custom solutions jointly with our customers. This also applies to our materials, such as Isolast®. Through constant development, Isolast® compounds are engineered for different applications and customer needs, be it for semiconductor production, oil and gas extraction or for medical and foodstuff use.”
Isolast® is suitable for seals and molded parts that are exposed to extreme chemical and thermal conditions. Being almost chemically inert, Isolast® is resistant and durable in contact with media including solvents, acids, alkalis or steam and has operating temperatures between -40 °C and +325 °C. This makes Isolast® especially suitable for use in foodstuff technology, such as in beverage and milk industry filling systems, where seals in contact with foodstuffs must remain neutral while withstanding cleaning processes that involve hot steam or aggressive media.
About Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Group
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals, bearings and custom-molded polymer components. It focuses on meeting the most demanding needs of aerospace, automotive and general industrial customers, including those from the food and beverage industry, with innovative solutions. Its network extends to over 25 production facilities and more than 50 marketing companies globally. The business area accelerates the progress of its customers through outstanding local support, an unrivalled product range including patented products and proprietary materials, a portfolio of established brands, unique process offerings, its Service PLUS value chain solution and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ philosophy.www.tss.trelleborg.com
Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of SEK 31 billion (EUR 3.23 billion, USD 3.60 billion) and operations in about 50 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and the operations of Rubena and Savatech. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. www.trelleborg.com.
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