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Approved to: FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and EU1935/2004

Item Code: SM137

Off-White Food Quality Nitrile Rubber 60° shore

Approved to: FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and EU1935/2004

SM137 off-white Food Quality Nitrile Rubber 60° shore is a High Grade of off-white NBR synthetic rubber suitable for use with food and drink. The components used and their maximum proportions in the composition of the rubber mixture are in accordance with the FDA (food and drug administration) regulation 177 (indirect food additives) section 177.2600 – rubber articles for repeated usage, EU1935/2004 and USP Class1 V1 Compliant.

N.B. Metroseal Sheeting can be supplied plain or with self adhesive backed tape (SAB). Rubber Strip to bespoke sizes are available along with customised sheets/gaskets. Please email your enquiry details to sales@metroseal.co.uk

The above sheeting is manufactured from top quality virgin materials and ingredients meeting high standard of performance.

  • Material Profile: See below
  • Thickness: 0.5mm to 50mm
  • Sheet Size: 1.4m wide in 5, 10 and 20m rolls
  • Finish: Smooth finish,
  • Cutting: Standard press-tools

The component parts used and maximum levels in compound mixtures are in accordance with FDA [Food & Drug Administration – Department of Health and Human Services] part 177 – indirect food additives section 177.2600 – rubber articles for repeated use.

Other grades, colours and finishes are available – subject to minimum batch quantities

This Product is REACH, RoHS, PAH and CE Compliant

PROPERTIES

TEST METHOD

VALUES FPS UNITS

TEST METHOD

VALUES METRIC UNITS

SPECIFIC GRAVITY

DIN 53508

1.4 +- 0.05

ASTM D297

1.4 +- 0.05

HARDNESS

DIN 53505

60 ± 5 SH A

ASTM D2240

60 ± 5 SH A

TENSILE STRENGTH ( MIN )

DIN 53504

853 PSI

ASTM D412

60 KG/CM2

ELONGATION AT BREAK ( MIN )

DIN 53504

350

ASTM D412

350%

COMPRESSION SET (70 ºC/24 HRS/25% SET) (MAX)

 

DIN ISO 815-1

 

40

ASTM D395 METHOD B

 

40%

TEAR RESISTANCE ( ANGULAR ) MIN

DIN 53515

112 LBS/INCH

ASTM D624

20 KG/CM

CHANGE IN PROPERTIES

 

 

 

 

HEAT AGEING ( 72 HRS. AT 70 ºC )

 

 

ASTM D573

 

— HARDNESS (PTS)

 

+ 4 (MAX)

 

+ 4 (MAX)

— TENSILE STRENGTH (%)

 

+ 10 / – 15

 

+ 10 / – 15

— ELONGATION AT BREAK (%)

 

+ 10 / – 20

 

+ 10 / – 20

VOLUME SWELL : AT 70º C FOR 72 HRS/IN

 

 

ASTM D 471

 

IRM OIL NO.1

 

+ 3

 

+ 3 %

IRM OIL NO.2

 

+ 16%

 

+ 16%

IRM OIL NO.3

 

+ 20%

 

+ 20%

POLYMER CONTENT (NITRILE)

 

100

 

100%

CHEMICAL RESISTANCE

 

 

 

 

— OZONE

 

FAIR

ASTM D 1149

FAIR

— DILUTE ACIDS AND BASES

 

GOOD

 

GOOD

— CONCENTRATED ACIDS AND BASES

 

NOT RECOMMENDED

 

NOT RECOMMENDED

— OILS

 

GOOD

 

GOOD

— SOLVENTS

 

FAIR

 

FAIR

TEMPERATURE RANGE

 

-20º TO + 110º C

 

-25º TO + 110º C

COLOUR

 

OFF WHITE

 

 

 

Extraction Data Test Results 

Test Name: Determination of Amount of Extractives

Method : With reference to US FDA 21 CFR 177.2600

Extractants Test Condition Amount of Extractives (mg/inch²) 1 Acceptable Limit (mg/inch²)   Conclusion
Distilled Water 70º C for 2 hour <1 <20 Pass
n-Hexane 70º C for 2 hours <4 <175 Pass

Conclusion: When tested as specified, the submitted sample complies with the specifications for the amount of extractives requirement for rubber articles intended for repeated use in contact with aqueous and fatty foods as stated in FDA 21 CFR 177.2600

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