Metal Detectable O-ring Assistance

February 18, 2016 – by Eastern Seals

Metal detectable elastomer O-rings and seals have been specifically developed to meet the ever increasing demands of the food and pharmaceutical industries. Unlike other industries where chemical or temperature resistance is the key seal selection criteria, food and pharmaceutical applications must also meet cleanliness and regulatory challenges. Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd. supply metal detectable O-rings that are compliant to FDA CFR 21 177.2600.

Metal detectable O-rings help reduce the risk of product contamination by early detection and containment of contamination. They decrease the risk of polymers finding their way into the finished product and supply chain.

Over time, processing equipment components in food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications can degrade. As elastomer seals degrade, there is an increased risk of rubber fragment contamination. If the rubber from a standard seal were to break down and find its way into the product, it would be extremely difficult – if not impossible, costly and very time-consuming to detect.

Metal detectable O-rings and seals from Eastern Seals are easily detected by most conventional metal detection techniques that are already in place on production lines. Should a fragment of elastomer be detected, the production line can be stopped immediately, and any contaminated products can be quickly removed, well before they reach the supply chain. Fragments as small as 2mm can be identified by metal detector equipment.

Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd can provide a range of metal detectable O-rings and seals manufactured from Silicone, Nitrile, EPDM and FKM compounds. The seals are available in blue or black for easy product identification, and offer extended lifetime performance.

Benefits of Metal Detectable Seals include:

Easily detect lost elastomeric fragments
Prevent product recall
Reduces product loss
Stops distribution of contaminated product
For use in standard OEM equipment
Designed for microbial, high-temperature and mechanical applications

For more information on Metal Detectable seals, or to place your order, contact Eastern Seals by phone, +44 (0) 1670 840529 or email

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Eastern Seals (UK) Ltd
Unit 3 Sovereign Business Park
Jubilee Industrial Estate
Ashington | Northumberland
NE63 8UG

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