Metal detectable materials are increasing in popularity and are now commonplace in food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, because, in the event of a gasket or seal failing, any fragments of material can be picked up by metal detectors so they don’t contaminate the product.
The materials contain food safe additives, which are visible to the detectors to ensure that particles do not enter the manufacturing chain or end product.
Generally metal detectable products are offered in blue as there are few blue foodstuffs. However we recognise that there are some processes which would benefit from a different coloured seal or different polymer. So in addition to commonly offered polymers such as Silicone and Nitrile, we uniquely offer many other grades. Including FDA/EC1935:2004 compliant elastomers such as FKM, PVC Nitrile, Polyurethane, Butyl, EPDM, Neoprene and Natural rubbers, together with different colour options. They will be darker in colour because the metal detectable additives are dark in colour.