Silicone is used for many applications in the food processing and dairy industries. It is inert, has non-stick properties and is resilient to extreme high and low temperatures. Viking Extrusions manufacture silicone rubber seals and gaskets which are supplied to customers worldwide.
The tight regulations of the food processing industry call for a material that can satisfy health and safety requirements. Silicone rubber is the material of choice for such applications, its high operating temperatures and positive sealing properties make it well suited for mixing and cooking processes. Silicone can be supplied in extruded seals or cut gaskets for many food processing applications including oven door seals, freezer seals and gaskets on mixing machines. All the material supplied by Viking Extrusions is FDA approved and completely safe for contact with food.
Silicone rubber is increasingly being used to replace organic rubbers in the dairy industry. The strength, temperature and hygiene properties of the material make it a robust solution for dairy applications.
Hygiene, Flexibility and Durability
General Purpose Silicone
Our general-purpose silicone is the ideal solution for a diverse range of food and daily applications. It is naturally translucent, making it suitable for uses such as brewery tubing. The material is easily pigmented and can be matched to any required colour. Operating temperatures are from -60°C to + 200°C (special high temperature grades can withstand up to 300°C).
Metal Detectable Silicones
For food processing applications we offer metal detectable silicone from 45° shore A to 75° shore A. This material is FDA approved and conforms to EC directive 1935/2004.
Viking Extrusions also offer platinum cured silicone rubber which eradicates the use of peroxide catalyst during processing. Platinum cured silicone if often used for dairy tubing due to its high tear strength characteristics.
Contact our expert team of silicone engineers for advice, quotations or any other queries.