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Elastomers (of rubber compounds) for the pharmaceutical market

Sealing and technical components used in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries are used in a wide range of applications such as gaskets and miniature components for laboratory and analytical equipment. Drug discovery and genetic research techniques often employ aggressive chemical environments that also demand ultra-high purity sealing components. Pharmaceutical applications range from drug discovery to R&D and product development and full production of a wide range of chemical, biological and radiological products.

ERIKS clean rooms

ERIKS has its own clean rooms to prevent contamination and "outgassing" of components. In the clean rooms, o-rings and other sealing products and plastics can be cleaned according to the right method. The products are made dust-free and optimally packed under stringent procedures and work instructions, for both ERIKS and non-ERIKS products.

Solutions for the pharmaceutical market

Chemically resistant rubber seals and gaskets are available for many applications. The U.S. and EU Pharmacopoeia publishes information on drugs, dietary supplements and veterinarian medicine. The U.S.P. Class VI materials testing includes system toxicity and intracutaneous toxicity. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues regulations for material in contact with food. The central regulation for elastomer materials is contained in 21 CFR 177.2600 - 'Rubber articles intended for repeated use'.

More information about ERIKS o-rings for the pharmaceutical market

For more information about ERIKS o-ring materials for the pharmaceutical industry please contact the nearest ERIKS Sealing & Polymer location or fill in the form below.

Compound numberMaterialNominal hardnessCompliancesApplicationColourMinimum temperatureMaximum temperatureDatasheet
559273EPDMUSP Class VI,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,EC1935-2004,ADI,REACH,RoHSPharmaceuticalBlack-45.0150.0
559274EPDM3-A,USP Class VI,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,ADI,REACH,RoHSPharmaceuticalWhite-30.0150.0
6221Kalrez®USP Class VI,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,ADI,REACH,RoHSPharmaceutical | Food and BeverageWhite-10.0260.0
6230Kalrez®USP Class VI,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,ADI,REACH,RoHSPharmaceutical | Food and BeverageBlack-10.0260.0
714302VMQUSP Class VI,FDA 21 CFR 177-2600,ADI,REACH,RoHSPharmaceuticalTransp.-50.0200.0
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  • Kalrez
  • Pioneer Weston Performance Seals
  • Garlock Sealing Technologies
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Parco
  • Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
  • Parker
Our customers
  • ASML
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Bosch
  • Emerson
  • Shell
  • Heineken
  • TATA Steel
  • Cargill
  • Daimler
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Philips
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