Food Engineering

Screening gasket

June 8, 2012

FE0612dpt4_inbody.jpgSWECO’s C2 gasket provides a sanitary, conductive seal capable of grounding screens to eliminate static that can build up on some products. Screening problems result from particle-to-particle bonding (agglomeration) and by particles clinging to the screen mesh, both caused by excess static buildup. The C2 gasket (24- to 72-in. round) is a co-extruded product of FDA white silicone and conductive black silicone, producing a gasket that can be used in food and high-static processes. The FDA white silicone element is the only portion exposed to product contact, while the black conductive component of the gasket makes contact with the frames and the outer lip of the screen tension ring.

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