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New and blue - a bearing material for the food and drinks processing industry

05 December 2011

igus UK now offers a range of bearing products that are blue in colour for easier detection in the food and drinks industry. The new iglidur A350 polymer plain bearing material is also FDA-approved, which means that it can come in contact with food and, in the unlikely event that particles contaminate food, can be ingested without causing harm.

Highly wear-resistant, iglidur A350 can handle long-term temperature exposure up to 180°C and is resistant to a variety of chemicals and other liquid media.  This makes the blue polymer material ideal for applications in the food, packaging and bottle-filling industries that undergo regular steam and chemical cleaning processes.

Delivering low coefficients of friction, the iglidur A350 plain bearing is also corrosion-resistant, lubrication- and maintenance-free.

Also for use in the food and drinks industry, ia a blue variant of the igus igubal range. The igus igubal detectable plastic range includes lubricant and maintenance-free rod end bearings and clevis joints, flange, pivoting and pillow block bearings, which are suitable for dry use at application temperatures ranging from -30 to +80°C.

They are corrosion-resistant – so are not adversely effected by regular washdowns. Compared with traditional metallic bearings, the igubal range offers better damping characteristics since the specially developed plastic material absorbs vibrations more effectively.

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