Hygienic, efficient and certified – Trelleborg at Anuga FoodTec 2024

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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions showcases its extensive range of safe, reliable and globally compliant FoodPro® materials at Anuga FoodTec 2024, from March 19-22, in hall 4.1 at stand C080.
Globally compliant materials for food processing equipment manufacturers

On display is the comprehensive FoodPro® portfolio of high-performance materials specifically designed for the stringent requirements of food processing equipment manufacturers. It includes standard elastomers such as ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM), nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) and fluoroelastomers (FKM), and corresponding plastics like Turcon® polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), and Zurcon® polyethylene and polyether ether ketone (PEEK). 

Dr. Mikkel Moerup, Global Segment Director Food & Beverage at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “What makes our high-performance FoodPro® materials unique is their versatility. Manufacturers of processing equipment don’t need to specify sealing materials for each application based on geographic usage, process media and cleaning procedures. This saves a lot of time, reduces complexity and simplifies manufacturing processes.”

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Reduced lifetime costs for equipment manufacturers

The FoodPro® range is continually developed to meet all the critical food contact sealing challenges faced by manufacturers. The reliability and longevity of FoodPro® materials minimizes planned and unplanned downtime for manufacturers, reducing the lifetime costs of sealing solutions. 

Visitors to the Trelleborg stand can experience the new generation of FoodPro® EPDMs which meet all of the critical global regulations for food contact materials and are suitable for use with almost all foods and beverages.

Globally compliant food grade materials help meet equipment manufacturers’ desire to reduce their supplier base, cutting down on the complexity and cost of handling multiple parts for different regions, offering greater protection against liabilities and saving manufacturers’ time.

FoodPro® materials are specifically designed to offer the highest standards of cleanliness, with surfaces designed to avoid scratches or cracks where germs could accumulate. They are designed to remain robust against the regular harsh cleaning and sterilization regimes required for food contact materials.

FoodPro® E75F2 is the all-rounder in the portfolio, designed for both static and dynamic applications. It is designed to be universally used in a variety of processing environments and applications including separators, decanters, valves, pipe couplings and filling systems. For applications with particularly high pressure, FoodPro® E85F2 is the ideal choice. With similar properties to E75F2, its greater hardness provides improved extrusion resistance.

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Proven materials and expert advice

Trelleborg’s experts collaborate with customers in the early stages of equipment development, combining design expertise and finite element analysis to define the best solutions for hygienic applications. Trelleborg’s in-house testing facilities provide validation of applications, including compatibility with a wide range of commercial and commonly used cleaning agents and sterilization processes, typically involving overheated steam up to 150°C. 

Visitors are invited to join Trelleborg’s experts at Anuga including Segment Director Dr. Mikkel Moerup and Dr. Petra Hilt, Global Manager Compliance Food Contact Materials.

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