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New food contact polymers for bearings

15 March 2020

igus has developed two new materials for its plain and spherical bearings: the iglidur FC180 and igumid FC. Both materials comply with FDA and EU10/2011 regulations and are therefore suited to use in the food industry applications. 

The iglidur FC 180 (Food Contact) material is designed specifically for contact with food. It is visually detectable by its blue colour, as well as by metal detectors. In case of damage, broken pieces can be quickly detected and removed. Other features of the material include low moisture absorption and lubrication-free properties.

A range of self-adjusting igubal bearings which use the igumid FC material have also been launched by the company and are approved for direct contact with food. 

The new vibration dampening bearings are resistant to corrosion and media due to their polymer base, allowing them to withstand both water and chemical cleaning.

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