Two compounds conform to NSF/ANSI Standard 51
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions now has two compounds that are listed by NSF International as conforming to the requirements of NSF/ANSI Standard 51 - Food Equipment Materials. Turcon® MF5 compound has recently achieved this status, joining Turcon® MF6 in the listing.
Turcon® MF range of materials for demanding processing environments
Turcon® MF5 and MF6 are part of the Turcon® MF range of materials specifically engineered for demanding processing environments, including food and beverage production. Based on ultra-clean technology, these proprietary compounds are manufactured from high-purity PTFE grades and additives. Their smooth finish, with high gloss and low porosity, avoids the risk of contamination buildup and reduces particle shedding. Each batch of MF material is manufactured using high-purity material only and can be issued with a certificate of conformity.
“To better serve the food equipment market, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions constantly tries to match our range of products for this demanding industry to the needs of our customers,” says Marty Hugney, Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Segment Manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas. “These two materials represent just two in a broad spectrum of materials and seal types we offer.”
The Turcon® MF materials offer:
- Operating temperatures from –200°C /-328°F to +260°C /500°F
- Almost universal chemical compatibility
- Outstanding low long-term compression set characteristics
- Good friction and sliding properties
- Specially suitable for rotary applications
- High wear resistance
- Minimal creep and permeation
- A surface finish that minimizes contamination risk
- Performance in a broad range of chemical media including organic and inorganic oxides, acids, alkalis, amines, esters and steam
- Compliance to FDA 21 CFR177.1550
- NSF/ANSI Standard 51
The materials are available in custom profiles along with Turcon® Variseal® and specifically for hygienic and super clean environments, Turcon® Variseal® Ultra-Clean™. In this unique seal, the energizing spring is fully enclosed, eliminating dead space and the consequential risk of contamination.The materials are available in custom profiles along with Turcon® Variseal® and specifically for hygienic and super clean environments, Turcon® Variseal® Ultra-Clean™. In this unique seal, the energizing spring is fully enclosed, eliminating dead space and the consequential risk of contamination.
NSF International helps protect equipment manufacturers and their customers by certifying products worldwide and writing internationally recognized standards for food, water and consumer goods. As an independent, not-for-profit, global organization, our ongoing commitment for public health and safety is to encourage everyone to live safer.
To find out more about Turcon® MF compounds
For more information about Turcon® Variseal® in hygienic applications
To download the Turcon® Variseal® brochure
To download leaflet on Turcon® Variseal® Ultra-clean™To go to NSF International website