Always the Right Seal
Challenges in the Beverage Industry
In the beverage industry, flavor transfer, high temperatures and aggressive cleaning media play an important role. Sealing solutions from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies have very high resistance and prevent flavor transfer in different sectors, such as breweries or the production of soft drinks.
Our experts look forward to finding the right sealing solution for your individual needs. ›
Challenges in the Food Industry in Detail
Seals for breweries need to withstand aggressive cleaning processes (CIP/SIP steam sterilization based on concentrated acid), as well as challenging process media like salt deposits (beer scale), high temperatures and a high CO2 content. In addition, the materials need to be highly abrasion resistant due to the wort.
Seals for coffee machines need to be highly temperature and steam resistant. Another challenge is the sometimes-aggressive cleaning agents that are necessary to remove all coffee and milk residues. Due to their direct contact with milk, seals need to be resistant to fat as well as water. The most important challenge for seals is not to influence the taste of the coffee. As a result, they must not absorb any flavors or other media and transfer it to the coffee.
In milk production and filling, the high fat content of the product media is a big challenge for seals. Due to exacting hygiene requirements, the cleaning process includes lye and long sterilization cycles. The seals’ design needs to conform to Hygienic Design standards to prevent any contamination of the milk by product or cleaning agent residues.
Water is a sensitive product, which results in extremely tough demands regarding hygiene and cleanliness. This means that sealing solutions need to be designed according to Hygienic Design standards. In addition, the sealing materials need to withstand aggressive CIP/SIP processes and cleaning agents and to prevent flavor transfer, e.g. from different flavored waters.
CHEMICAL RESISTANCE GUIDE
Still lost in spreadsheets?
Just a few clicks and you know which material is resistant to which process media.
Sealing Solutions for Beverage Dispensers
Seals for beverage dispensers have to withstand various media and temperatures. They are often the critical factor when flavor transfer problems occur. We help you ask the right questions.
Sealing Solutions for Pipe Connections
There are countless pipe connections for different market segments. To find out which is the right seal for your needs, a number of aspects need to be considered.
Sealing Solutions for Valves
Whether it‘s a seated, butterfly, diaphragm, sampling, or other valve – we help you to ask the right questions and find the defective components in your processes.
Sealing Solutions for the Process Industry
Demanding applications in the process industry require specific know-how and well-founded materials expertise. Apart from a broad product range, Freudenberg also offers specific materials with international approvals such as FDA, USP Class VI, NSF and regulation (EU) 1935/2004, as well as seals based on hygienic design.
Sealing Technology Manual for the Process Industry
Sealing solutions specially developed for the process industry in accordance with hygienic design and materials with industry-specific approvals.
Experience Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, its products and service offerings in text and videos, network with colleagues and stakeholders, and make valuable business contacts.Connect on LinkedIn!