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Innovations for the Food & Beverage Industry

Innovation in the pursuit of perfection and to keep ahead of trends and new requirements is one of our core values and is deeply anchored in our DNA. Our product and material experts continuously work on improving existing solutions and develop completely new ideas. In keeping with our company slogan “Innovating together”, this often happens in close cooperation with our customers.

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HNBR

HNBR Materials for the Food and Beverage Industry

With the help of extraction tests, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has tested and certified some of its HNBR materials according to the European EU (Reg.) 1935/2004 as well as the US-American FDA. They can now be used in food and beverage plants without any concerns; also in direct contact with the end product. Additionally, these sealing materials are resistant to CIP/SIP and fatty media. As usual for HNBR materials, they are especially suitable for applications with high mechanical stress. They are available for O-rings and customer-specific parts – also hygienically designed.

The Main Benefits for You

  • Reliable certification according to EU (Reg.) 1935/2004 and FDA
  • Resistance to CIP/SIP and fatty media
  • Very good physical resilience
  • Hygienic design
  • Available as customized sealing products

Product Examples

  • O-rings made from 85 HNBR 181071 and 75 HNBR 231142
  • Customer-specific parts made from 70 HNBR 254067, 75 HNBR 253436, 85 HNBR 216553 and 85 HNBR 181071

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Hygienic Portfolio

New Product Line for Hygienic Plants in the Process Industry

Cleanliness, hygiene, conformity and durability – the process industry poses a variety of challenges to seals. They must have a high degree of purity and comply with hygienic design standards. With the new product line for hygienic plants in the process industry, Freudenberg Sealing Technologies offers a unique product portfolio for hygienic applications. This includes not only the Hygienic Pressure Seal and Hygienic Forseal, which are made of the premium PTFE Quantum®, but also dead-space-free radial seals for seat valves, radial shaft seals such as the Radiamatic® HTS II 9539 VL with an advanced sealing lip, shaft seals, butterfly valve seals, Hygienic Usit® rings, clamp seals with support ring and aseptic O-rings.

Hygienic Pressure Seal

The Hygienic Pressure Seal is the optimal solution for applications where high temperatures and pressures prevail. The combination of the high-performance elastomers Fluoroprene® XP or EPDM and the premium PTFE Quantum® makes this product absolutely unique.

The Main Benefits for You

  • Prevention of dead space by a flat contact surface to the process medium
  • Low friction, reduced wear and increased service life
  • Resistant to high pressures up to 150 bar
  • Secure fit and minimum contact surface with the medium
  • Good dry running properties
  • High media and temperature resistance

Hygienic Forseal

The Hygienic Forseal is a combination of a groove ring made of the premium PTFE Quantum®, activated by a pressure ring made of Fluoroprene® XP or EPDM.

The Main Benefits for You

  • Replacement of the conventional stainless-steel spring with dead space due to the principle by an elastomer pressure element
  • Flat contact surface to the process medium prevents dead space
  • Low friction, reduced wear and increased service life
  • Good dry running properties
  • High media and temperature resistance
  • Mounting in undivided installation space possible
  • Customer-specific designs, such as a double seal and an anti-rotation device possible

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China-conforming materials

China-Conforming Materials

Since 2016, China has had its own requirements for the food and beverage industry: GB 4806 and GB 9685. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has developed special sealing materials that comply not only with these new standards, but also with global requirements such as those issued by the American FDA (Food and Drug Administration) or the European EU (Reg.) 1935/2004. Currently the portfolio includes EPDM-compounds (75 EPDM 386, 70 EPDM 382, 85 EPDM 387, 60 EPDM 217952, 70 EPDM 217937), silicones (70 VMQ 117055, 60 VMQ 117117) and plastics such as PTFE V037, Polyamide 12G 37599 and Polyethylene E083. We are happy to support you and your business partners in China with your individual requirements.

The Main Benefits for You

  • Global compliance with food and beverage industry requirements
  • Many tested and certified materials
  • Production possible with Freudenberg Xpress® 

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Gerromatic

Gerromatic

While developing the new PTFE shaft seal Gerromatic G 61 for the process industry, our engineers looked closely at natural phenomena. As such, it combines analogies from nature with the precision of modern production processes. The design of the sealing lip distributes the pressure to utilize a wider contact zone for the fluid film between the shaft and sealing lip. This leads to better friction behavior and less wear while ensuring leak-free functioning. Additionally, the PTFE material impresses with low heat generation and very good wear behavior. This vastly extends the lifetime of the seal.

Our experts for the process industry are happy to give you more detailed information about our innovations.

The Main Benefits for You

  • Long lifetime
  • Very good anti-wear properties
  • Leak-free sealing thanks to the retained structure
  • High media and temperature resistance
  • Compliance with food and beverage industry requirements
  • Suitable for CIP/SIP cleaning processes

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Monitored Seals

Smart Seals

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies’ smart seals make predictive maintenance possible, enabling you to prevent leaks proactively as well as to avoid inadvertently replacing good products prematurely – all by carefully monitoring the seal’s condition. The special seal becomes a sensor. It can measure its own level of wear and send the data to a monitoring system as an electrical impulse.

Our experts will be happy to discuss your individual requirements and how this innovative sealing solution can support your efforts regarding Industry 4.0.

The Main Benefits for You

  • Use of the seal over its optimal lifetime
  • Predictive maintenance resulting in longer maintenance cycles
  • Real-time performance measurement
  • Characteristics that go far beyond the sealing function

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LeaCo

LeaCo – Leakage Control System
Reliable detection of leaks – One system, many benefits!

Digitalization is on the rise and the use of intelligent components is essential nowadays. A leak can have many different causes, for instance a seal that has been installed incorrectly, poor quality weld seams or overflowing containers. By using smart sensors, you can detect critical operating conditions and thereby minimize serious machine failures. LeaCo, the new “Leakage Control System” from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, combines the benefits of comparable leakage systems on the market and thus offers a unique solution.

LeaCo detects leaks, reports them to an accompanying display module and, if desired, to a mobile phone via SMS. Up to 40 wireless sensors can be connected to the display module. An interconnected repeater can even be used to extend the range if the reception is too weak. Thus, entire process plants with numerous pumps, pipe connections, valves and tanks can be monitored easily and quickly. LeaCo can also be used in many other industrial areas where maximum reliability and fast action in the event of leaks are required.

The Main Benefits for You

  • Fast and easy installation
  • Wireless system
  • Detection of all liquids
  • Wide range of applications in all industrial sectors
  • Permanent monitoring of complete process plant
  • Flexible mounting options

LeaCo will be distributed exclusively through our Freudenberg Preferred Partner Network in Europe to start with. Find here more information about LeaCo and about our distribution partners near you!


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