Metallized Carbon Corp.'s Metcar Grade M-58 oil-free, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite material has received approval from the FDA so that it can be used in food-contact applications. The company says that this solution:
- Can now be used in dry running, food mixer seals to provide lower seal friction and longer seal wear life.
- Is an electro graphite base material that contains a special additive to reduce friction and improve the dry running wear rate.
- Is available fully machined to the customer’s drawing specifications, and the primary seal rings can be used in temperatures between -30 and 800°F.
- For pharmaceutical applications, there are several Metcar Grades that have passed the tests required for U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI approved materials.