Gasket Material Meets FDA Requirements
Thermoseal Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of fluid sealing materials for a broad range of applications, has announced that the gasket material KLINGER® Quantum complies with the U.S. FDA’s requirements of Title 21 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) § 177.2600 and CFR § 180.22 to seal equipment and flanges in the food industry. Key features include:
- The (unprinted) gasket material was tested by an independent, accredited testing institute and is compliant with the extraction tests specified in FDA Title 21 CFR § 177.2600 (e) and (f) Rubber Articles Intended for Repeated Use and FDA Title 21 CFR § 180.22 (a) (3) Acrylonitrile Copolymers.
- Quantum is now also suitable for safe usage in direct contact with aqueous or fatty acids and alcoholic foods during processing, production, packing, storage, transportation, and preparation at temperatures up to 500° F (260° C).
- Based on the end user’s application, gaskets cut from Quantum material can be an economical sealing alternative to PTFE-based gasket materials.
- The HNBR (hydrogenated nitrile butadiene rubber) binder gives the gaskets exceptional temperature and chemical resistance compared to traditional compressed fiber materials.
- The gaskets continue to perform even after prolonged use at higher temperatures — while other gaskets may become brittle, reducing the gasket’s ability to adapt to changing temperatures and pressures.
- Quantum gaskets adapt to conditions caused by flange irregularities and misalignments to absorb additional forces in the gasket connection.
- In addition to improved flexibility, the gasket material can be used with a much wider range of media than any other fiber reinforced gasket material that is currently available.
- Quantum gaskets ensure a safe connection, and the extended service periods save time and money.
- In addition to the FDA compliance for food industries, the gasket material has been tested and certified to other standards for industrial use such as Fire-Safe according to API 607, 5th edition; Gaseous Oxygen Service according to DIN EN 1797: 2002-02; KTW Recommendation for Potable Water; DVGW (German Assoc. for Gas and Water); and RoHS Compliance.