Food & Drink Process & Packaging Issue 15 2017 - Page 56

New Compound for Food Applications from Parker Prädifa’s nobrox® family The Engineered Materials Group of as a variant from the nobrox family resistant against media commonly Parker Hannifin, the global leader that meets all the requirements for used in the food industry, FDA-confor- in motion and control technologies, food applications. mant and meets the requirements of now offers a further development of   Regulations (EG) No. 1935/2004 and its universal nobrox® compound as COMPOUND VERSATILITY BEATS (EU) No. 10/2011 as well as NSF 61 part of its diverse materials portfolio COMPOUND DIVERSITY (U.S. drinking water approval). for the food,  pharma and chemical In food processing machines, poly-   processing industries. Due to its meric components such as tubes, REDUCTION OF COMPOUND VARIETY technical properties and possibili- covers or housings, as well as highly AND FUNCTIONAL INTEGRATION ties for component integration and stressed engineered elements such Due to its mechanical properties reduction of the need to use diverse as seals, wipers, guides and pistons profile, nobrox can be classified to materials, nobrox W6101, as a ver- are increasingly used. As a cost-effi- range between thermoplastics such as satile material for seals and engi- cient alternative the utilization of polyamides and PEEK as well as their neered components, enables new plastic materials as a substitute for derivatives. However, in food industry approaches to solving engineering metal makes sense in many areas applications, it offers crucial benefits challenges and saving costs in the as well. The technical requirements compared with conventionally used food industry. in terms of temperature resistance polymeric compounds. A substitution   and structural strength can usua- of PEEK, PA, POM, PTFE, UHMW-PE, Delivering top performance in terms lly be met by selecting appropriate TPEU or other elastomers commonly of wear resistance, chemical sta- plastic compounds. Typically, various used in the industry makes technical bility and resilience, reliability and tailored materials are utilized to and economic sense in a wide applica- service life, ease of installation and cover diverse demands. In addition, tion window. economy, Parker’s compounds from every one of these materials has to   the nobrox family are equally well conform to legal requirements for nobrox is suitable for use in dynamic suited for use as sealing elements food applications, which entails high seals or wipers and a wide variety of and other engineered components documentation and testing require- engineered components such as pis- with and without a sealing function. ments. tons, guides or gearbox components. Due to their properties profile, they   Functional integration – for instance of open up opportunities to reduce the nobrox W6101 offers new possibi- a seal, wiper or guide in a piston - and need for using diverse compounds lities to meet many market-specific the associated reduction of the num- and enable the integration of several challenges and to thus limit the ber of components is possible as well.  functions in a single component. Par- variety of required materials and  IMPROVED HYGIENE AND EASE OF ker Prädifa is now presenting W6101 associated expense. The material is USE DUE TO FEWER COMPONENTS 56 FDPP -