Sealing products for the food and beverage industry must meet several regulatory standards and requirements. With the ever-changing regulations of the FDA, suppliers struggle to meet stringent hygiene, safety, and durability requirements from the regulator. As the leading provider of custom quality seals and parts for the food and beverage industry, MSP offers FDA-compliant or food grade sealing products, including gaskets, O-rings, and seals. All our products are made from sturdy and durable materials, including virgin PTFE, EPDM, silicone, NBR and more.
Types of Food and Beverage Seals
There are myriads of seals designed for the food and beverage industry. MSP provides high-quality hydraulic and pneumatic seals specifically designed to meet the needs of food and beverage applications. These include:
O-rings feature the ability to seal under pressure in any direction, making them an optimal choice for a wide array of applications. These seals are designed to sit between two pieces of hardware within machinery. They prevent fluid and air from entering and protect the equipment by filling the extra space between parts.
High pressures strengthen the seal by forcing the O-ring to constrict around the hardware. The O-ring is then able to return to its original shape after the pressure is lifted. Since these seals can maintain their shape after repeated shifts between high and low pressure, they are ideal for use in both static and dynamic pressure applications. They also perform well in a range of different temperatures.
O-rings offer several benefits outside their flexibility and durability. These seals are very straightforward to install, as they don’t require any twisting or tightening. This also means that they are easy to maintain, and are unlikely to damage the hardware during installation. O-ring failures are gradual and easy to spot, thus significantly reducing the risk of sudden equipment malfunctions. At MSP, our O-rings are available in a range of materials, allowing us to customize a solution based on your unique application.
Rod wipers are hydraulic seals designed to prevent contaminants or fluids from leaking into the application. These seals are typically installed as part of sealing configurations in hydraulic cylinders to prevent dirt, metallic chips, dust particles, moisture, and other contaminants from getting into the application.
These are hydraulic seals that prevent fluid from leaking in cylinders at the piston or rod gland. Leakage through the seals reduces equipment performance while potentially introducing a range of environmental issues and contaminants to products. MSP offers a variety of seals from both single-acting and double-acting systems.
Custom Engineered seals help ensure your equipment and systems operate exactly as you expect. This can include boots, bellows, diaphragms, grommets, and other custom shapes. If you need a custom sealing solution for your facility, the experts at MSP Seals are here to help. Our custom sealing solutions are available in single pieces to high-volume production quantities. We also offer a variety of material options to suit different application requirements.
Application of Food and Beverage Seals
Food and beverage seals play an integral role in food packaging applications. No matter your market segment for your product, it is crucial that you find the best seals that are hygienic and durable while meeting the necessary regulatory requirements. In essence, ideal seals should prevent fluid leakage from the equipment while offering unmatched resistance to extreme temperatures, high pressures, and a range of forces within the cylinder. Some of the typical applications of food and beverage seals include:
- Optimizing production in systems equipped with proof valves
- Chemical resistance in couplings
- Pipe connections for different market segments
- Seals for beverage dispensers withstanding various temperatures
Selecting the Best Sealing Solution for Foods and Beverages
Choosing the ideal sealing solution for food and beverage processing can be a challenge, bearing in mind the many factors to consider. As mentioned earlier, food and beverage production and processing require a high degree of cleanliness and hygiene. The materials used on the processing equipment should not release any chemicals and substances to foodstuff. These risks can be effectively eliminated with the right choice of sealing solution. Some of the factors to consider when choosing a sealing solution for the food and beverage industry include:
- The specific place where the seal will be used
- The fluids and foods to which the seal will be exposed
- The particular function of the sealing solution
- Temperature and pressure exposure
- Specific needs of the clients
MSP Sealing Solutions for the Food and Beverage Industry
MSP offers FDA-approved and food grade sealing solutions designed to meet your specific food and beverage applications. Our experts leverage cutting-edge tools, vast experience, and superior skills to provide the best service possible for our clients. In doing so, we offer custom seals to fit every client’s needs. Our goal is to deliver cutting-edge technology solutions that help you stay current with the latest regulations from the FDA and other regulatory bodies. As a customer-satisfaction-driven company, MSP strives to provide all customers with the most appropriate, cost-effective sealing solutions that deliver value while fostering lasting mutual relationships.
Contact MSP for Custom Food and Beverage Sealing Solutions
The sealing material used in direct contact with food and beverage products must be chosen with absolute care. The FDA requires every food and beverage item to be shipped perfectly and safely for human and animal consumption. Any potential exposure to the presence of toxic substances or microorganisms ultimately impacts product quality and shelf life, thereby putting consumer health at risk. At MSP, we offer food and beverage sealing solutions that conform to FDA and EU regulations. Contact us today to learn more about our sealing solutions and request a quote.