3A Sanitary Seals
3A Sanitary Seals – Compliant Sealing Solutions
They are manufactured in accordance with 3A Standard 18-03: “3A Sanitary Standards for multiple-use rubber and rubber-like materials used as product contact surfaces in dairy equipment”. Full documentation and certificates can be provided.
3A Sanitary Seals from M Barnwell Services are FDA compliant to FDA CFR21.177.2600 and European Regulations EC1935/2004 & EC2023/2006 free from animal-derived ingredients (ADI-free). Furthermore, they are resistant to milk fat and water, steam sterilization, chlorine sanitizing solution and acid, and alkali cleaning solutions.
Formed by the US food and dairy industry, 3A Sanitary Standards Inc. designates specifications and best practice for the project, production, fitting and use of hygienic equipment. In addition, as with FDA, the 3A standards are established globally.
Equipment producers and/or users, as a result, can select adequate seal material based on temperature, and chemical and psychical efficiency demands.
Seals compliant with the standards include: