West Yorkshire-based Flexitallic, the global leader in static sealing solutions, has secured a significant certification for its Sigma® materials, confirming its safe and effective operation in the food and beverage industry.
Following extensive independent testing, Sigma® 500 and Sigma® 501 have been certified as EC 1935/ EU 10 compliant, which prove their ability for use in the safe transfer of fluid and food products.
In addition to providing optimum sealing performance, the Sigma® materials can come into contact with food and beverage without impacting on the taste or content of the products.
This latest compliance is the fourth major certification achieved by Flexitallic’s Sigma® material. Alongside Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance, Sigma® also holds material approval from the Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and accreditation for the German air pollution regulation, TA Luft.
Pairing chemical resistance of PTFE with enhanced dimensional stability, the Sigma® range materials contain non-stick properties that aid in an easy removal process after their usage to dramatically reduce downtimes during shutdown.
It has been developed for processes ranging from cryogenic temperatures to 260?C and suitable for sealing a high number of chemical medium across the entire pH range (0-14).
Dene Halkyard, Applications Engineering Manager at Flexitallic, said: “Ensuring safe and effective transfer of fluid product without impacting on quality of the transporting product in mission critical in the food and beverage industry.
“In keeping with all of the markets we support, the food and beverage sector operates to exacting standards. Therefore, to remain at the forefront of industry developments, we proactively test our technologies against evolving standards and certification as part of our commitment to making the world cleaner and safer through engineered sealing solutions.”