Metal Detectable O-Rings, Gaskets and Seals are used in the food and beverage industry to meet stringent safety standards during the manufacturing process. Unlike other industries where chemical or temperature resistance is the key criteria in the selection of a sealing solution, food and pharmaceutical applications must also meet strict hygiene challenges.
Metal detectable sealing solutions help reduce the risk of product contamination by early detection and containment of contamination. They decrease the risk of polymers finding their way into the finished product and supply chain.
Over time, processing equipment components in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications can degrade. As elastomer seals degrade, there is an increased risk of rubber fragment contamination. If the rubber from a standard seal were to break down and find its way into the product, it would be extremely difficult – if not impossible, costly and very time-consuming to detect. If you are using standard seals, you must consider changing to metal detectable seals to manage your operational and product risk.