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Silicone serves up food and beverage production industry solutions

Silicone rubber serves up an array of properties that make it a perfect solution for the food and beverage production industries.

Boasting an expansive client portfolio including global giants Heinz, Kraft Foods and Cadbury’s, Silicone Engineering have been manufacturing custom-made food grade silicone within the industry for decades.

Silicone rubber, with its superb temperature resilience, robust nature and non-stick properties, is a high-performing solution for food and beverage production.

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How can silicone be used?

Silicone sponge is used in a variety of applications but generally its purpose is to seal, insulate or protect an application from flame, heat, water, dust or general weathering.

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Acoustic & vibration insulation

Silicone sponge protects applications from vibration damage acting as a dampener, as well as being an acoustic insulator in.

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Seals & gaskets

Silicone sponge provides ultra low compression force deflection and compression set making it ideal for use as seals and gaskets

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Thermal insulation

It’s closed cell structure allows for excellent thermal insulation in a wide range of applications.

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Protection & safety

Protection from environmental stresses, vibration and extreme temperatures.

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Sealing profiles

Custom sponge extrusions (tubing, profiles, cords and sections) are used commonly as seals for LED units and other electrical enclosures

As expert food grade silicone manufacturers

Silicone Engineering pride themselves on providing silicone rubber solutions for a variety of food and beverage applications and sectors:

  • Gaskets for food processing machinery
  • Food transfer tubing
  • Dairy tubing
  • Vending tubing
  • Breweries
  • Antimicrobial belting
  • Industrial oven seals

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PRODUCT FEATURES

Why choose silicone rubber for the food and beverage industry?

Silicone rubber has numerous properties which make it ideally suited to the food and beverage industry. Our food grade silicone tubing suraSil™ are widely used across the sector especially within the dairy industry due to the demand for higher quality standards and improved yields, which has seen silicone rubber replace organic rubber. Silicone Engineering’s suraSil™DS range of dairy tubing delivers durability, flexibility and hygiene performance and firmly sets us apart from the competition. Alongside our dairy tubing is our high-performing suraSil™ vending tubing, which is compliant with FDA, BfR and WRAS regulations. Silicone rubber has many benefits that improve lifespan within the food and beverage industry including:

Temperature rating

Silicone rubber has extreme resilience to high temperatures up to 230°C, making it a suitable solution across various food and beverage applications. For example, our suraSil™ tubing for vending machines is ideal for serving hot drinks vending such as tea and coffee machines.

Sealing properties

Silicone rubber, with its exceptional sealing properties, is well-suited to cooking and mixing processes ensuring contamination is prevented. As all of our silicone is FDA approved, food manufacturers can be confident that the silicone rubber is completely safe when in contact with food.

Hygiene

The smooth inner surface of suraSil™ food grade silicone tube reduces the build-up of residue, making it a safe and hygienic choice for food and beverage applications.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE

Food and Beverage Silicone Products

As silicone tubing suppliers, Silicone Engineering manufacture a wide selection of products across numerous industries within the food and beverage sector: Tubing Seals and gaskets Cords Bespoke mouldings FOOD SAFE SILICONE SPONGE Our food grade silicone sponge can be applied in a number of forms, most commonly as gaskets and seals to provide excellent sealing properties in machinery or units due to its exceptional compression set (5%) and high elongation (500% to 600%). With its extremely low water absorption properties, water, dust and dirt ingress are prevented from entering food processing machinery and, more importantly, the product.

  • Gaskets for food processing machinery
  • Food transfer tubing
  • Dairy tubing
  • Vending tubing
  • Breweries
  • Antimicrobial belting
  • Industrial oven seal

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