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FKM Food Quality Rubber Sheeting

FKM Food Quality Rubber Sheeting

This FKM food quality rubber sheeting is a highly durable sheeting solution. It is ideal for use in applications which require an excellent resistance to hydrocarbons, chemicals and high temperatures. All of the compounds which we use to manufacture this particular rubber sheeting are FDA approved which ensures that it is suitable for use in food contact applications.

We supply this particular FKM food quality rubber sheeting in a range of sheet thicknesses from 1mm to 5mm to ensure that you get the perfect product for your specific needs. We can also supply this FKM rubber sheeting in rolls or cut into sheet of your chosen size. Additionally we also have the option to convert the sheeting into gaskets and strips.

What is FKM Rubber?

FKM rubber, also known as fluoroelastomers have become very popular for use in the automotive industry. This is due to their exceptional heat and chemical resistance, which makes the rubber perfectly suited to the transport of fuel, particularly bio-diesel. FKM rubber is often separated into different classes depending on either their chemical composition, their fluorine content or their crosslinking mechanism.

FKM rubber is highly resistant to high temperatures up to +250°C. However they aren’t as suited to cold temperatures as other rubber compounds, with -10°C being the minimum functioning temperature. Despite FKM sheeting having high resistance to hydrocarbons, oils, acids and chemicals, it cannot be used where resistance to ketones is required.


Key Features:

  • Outstanding resistance to hydrocarbons and chemicals
  • Excellent high temperature usage (grade up to +250°C)
  • Excellent Ozone resistance
  • Impermeable to gases
  • Excellent resistance to acids
  • Range of thicknesses available
  • Easy to cut to size
  • Smooth finish
  • Variety of colours available

What is FDA Approved?

The FDA are an independent company who are responsible for testing a wide range of products to ensure they are safe for humans to use. This ensures that this FKM rubber sheeting is non toxic and is safe for use in food applications.

This FKM food quality rubber sheeting meets FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 regulations.

You can find more information out about FDA approval on their website, which can be found here.


The Rubber Company stocks a variety of food safe rubber sheets You can view our full range of food safe sheeting here.

Please contact us for details on any of these other grades or any other grades required that are not listed.


Specifications Data Sheet


Specifications


Material Fluoroelastomer
Application Hydrocarbons, chemicals, acids, high temperature, ozone
Shore Hardness +/- 5º 64
Thickness 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm, 5mm
Resistance to Hydrocarbons, Chemicals, Acids, High Temperature, Ozone
Colour White, Blue

Technical Data

Specifications Compound Values
Roll Length 10m
Roll Width 1.2m
Density [specific gravity] 2.02
Hardness [Degrees Shore A] 64
Tensile Strength 14 Mpa
Elongation at break % 250
Minimum Temperature -10°C
Maximum temperature +250°C
Compression Set (70°C for 22 hours) 18

The Rubber Company

Unit 27 Romsey Industrial Estate

Greatbridge Road

Romsey

Hampshire

SO51 0HR

United Kingdom

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