Common Applications for Food Grade Polyurethane
Polyurethane is used in countless applications across all industries including the food processing industry. We supply a large number of food-grade polyurethane rods, sheets, and tubes as well as custom products to manufacturers worldwide. Due to its versatility and superior performance polyurethane is the ideal material for consumer goods packaging, parts for food processing machinery and food handling systems, as well as countless other applications.
Some of the most common applications include:
- Chute Liners
- Conveyor Roller Covers
- Conveyor Guides
- Belt Scrapers
- Inspection Tables
- Custom Molded Pieces
FDA Compliant Polymers
The FDA has set a limited list of approved polymers that are deemed food grade and are permissible to be used for component that come in contact with food. Our Food Grade Polyurethane compounds are both certified for FDA wet and dry applications. This means no matter which environment you are processing food in; Polyurethane Products can provide you with the solution you need. Complying with these kinds of regulations are vital for not only your business, but for the health and safety of your employees and consumers.
Dry Food Compliance
Dry food compliance comes into effect when the food product your part or component will be interacting with is strictly dry food. This dry food should not have free surface fats or oils.
Wet Food Compliance
Wet food compliance comes into effect when a particular part or component will have repeated contact with aqueous or fatty foods.
Custom Food Polyurethane Parts
To design your custom food grade polyurethane part, you will work with our expert team of tooling engineers who will work with you to determine the right solution for your application. As with Polyurethane Products standard tooling solutions, special FDA compliant tooling orders include top-notch customer service and the shortest lead times around.
Our team can help you with:
- Reverse Engineering from existing parts
- Replacement Parts
- Engineering Design Consultation
- Custom Molded parts
Our team of engineers, with over 50 years’ experience, is able and willing to help with your custom FDA applications. This includes making pieces per print or reverse-engineering from samples. Our team takes a full-service approach to making replacement parts or designing parts to help optimize your applications. We can custom mold custom pieces or replacement parts based on any customer specifications. Please Contact Us for more information.
Food-Grade Polymer Specifications
Below are the technical specifications of our available Food Grade Polyurethanes:
|Hardness, Shore A||94||85||75||65||55|
|100% Modulus, psi (MPa)||1500||750 (5.17)||450 (3.10)||320 (2.20)||210 (1.45)|
|300% Modulus, psi (MPa)||NA||1800 (12.4)||950 (6.55)||580 (4.00)||320 (2.20)|
|Tensile, psi (MPa)||7800||6200 (42.7)||5600 (38.6)||4300 (29.6)||3000 (20.7)|
|Split Tear, D-470, pli (kN/m)||140||100 (17.5)||75 (13.01)||65 (11.4)||50 (8.8)|
|Tear, Die C, pli (kN/m)||760||500 (87.5)||330 (57.80)||240 (42.0)||180 (31.5)|
|Bashore Resilience, %||24||34||38||44||53|
You have questions, we have answers. Contact us today. Our skilled customer service specialists can help you make the right choice in polyurethane applications.