Over 160 years of manufacturing experience coupled with systems and processes that saw us nominated as a finalist in the 2018 Smart Factory Awards, are just two of the reasons to trust us.
We collaborate with our customers to develop products that meet FDA and USP Class VI challenges, as well as the BfR Food Contact Materials recommendations, utilising our in-house design capabilities and materials specialists.
We have the facilities to mould products to meet short leadtimes, using our in-house tooling manufacture to allow for complete control over a schedule. We also offer FE analysis for validation, as well as supplying to a schedule or from stock.
We offer materials that demonstrate reduced creep and coldflow, therefore preventing likely contamination and offering prolonged lifespans of products.
Many sealing products within this industry are designed for single use, to be replaced between production cycles in case of contamination, microbial growth or sterilisation issues, other processes require seals that can remain in place for multiple cycles; we work with our customers to find a solution which fits both the processing requirements, and hygiene demands.
Our metal detectable range of materials contain additives (metallic ferrite), added at the compounding stage and visible to scanning equipment, allowing any rubber contamination to be quickly, easily and safely identified. The additives are approved for use within the food processing industry, and the range of products available in this material ranges from o-rings and gaskets to sheet and bespoke mouldings, in most of the standard grades of rubber.
We supply a range of gaskets and seals into ventilation and fire safety systems for commercial kitchens. Our moulded cushions and diaphragms, rubber O rings and rubber washers are used widely by one of the UK’s leading dispense system manufacturers. Overall, our customers range from the delicious (chocolate and sausage manufacturers), to the practical (packaging and processing systems), through to the thirst quenching (beer and soft drinks).
Case study: Blankmasters – from design to production for processing plants that work to a schedule. Download pdf copy here.