Fairham Mouldings have been manufacturing high quality FDA compliant rubber products for the Food and Drink industry for over 18 years.
Our parts are used in applications where food consumables are present, such as the dairy, meat processing and food packaging equipment. Examples of parts that we supply to our customers are seals, gaskets, pump seals in hygienic couplings, pipe connectors and O-rings. We can manufacture bespoke parts to suit customer requirements.
High or low operating temperature range can be achieved, depending upon which type of rubber is selected, as can good resistance to some chemicals and non-polar solvents. Parts can possess a strong and flexible characteristic and most are odourless and tasteless.
To meet the requirements of the food and drink industry, we have developed several elastomers. These are formulated using only ingredients determined by the United States Federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in accordance with Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 (CFR21) Section 177.2600, sometimes stated as FDA compliant elastomers. In collaboration with our material suppliers we have successfully carried out extraction tests on these materials, with the extractables falling well within the limits set by the FDA regulations. These results render them suitable candidates for USP Class VI (United States Pharmacopeia) testing. This test involves assessing the effects of the materials and any extractables on tissue in a laboratory environment.
We have a range of materials – EPDM, FKM, Nitrile, Platinum Cured and Peroxide Cured Silicones, and a WRAS approved EPDM. An EPDM Metal Detectable rubber has recently been added to the list. We have an extended range of other types of materials suitable for other industrial applications.
All of our mould manufacturing is undertaken here at Fairham, using the latest CAD/CAM facilities. We have developed our own unique food quality mould surface coating, which eliminates the use of release sprays, ensuring a clean surface on the final product.
All product moulding is manufactured on site, ensuring that full control on quality is achieved.