HyClamp Hygienic Seals for Pharmaceutical Process Pipe Couplings

by Aidan Towers | Jan 09, 2012
Pharmaceutical seals specialist, Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), a unit of IDEX Corporation,
announces the HyClamp range of hygienic gasket seals for sanitary clamp, pipe couplings in
pharmaceutical processing lines.

Sanitary clamp fittings are widely used in pharmaceutical manufacture. They enable the rapid
disconnection and reconnection of stainless steel pipework following clean-in-place and inspection of the pipework and clamp's gasket seal. PPE's HyClamp elastomer seals are precision moulded for ease of handling and fitting, in line with current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and available in standard BS, ISO and DIN sizes

HyClamp hygienic seals are compliant with FDA, USP Class VI and 3A Sanitary standards and free
from animal derived ingredients. They are available in a range of elastomers including EPDM,
Nitrile, Silicone, HNBR, FKM/FPM and Perlast perfluoroelastomer (FFKM).

Detectaseal For Greater Hygiene Integrity

Repeated exposure of elastomers to process solvents and Clean-in-Place involving steam and, acid and alkali cleaning agents can cause the rubber seal to become hard, brittle and prone to shredding. For companies concerned about the risk of rubber contamination, HyClamp seals are also available in metal detectable, Detectaseal grades including EPDM, Nitrile, FKM and Silicone. PPE has developed Detectaseal to enable tiny fragments of the elastomer, as small as 2mm, to be identified by in-line metal detection equipment.

PPE HyClamp hygienic gasket seals 

The PPE HyClamp hygienic gasket seals are manufactured in a Class 10,000 cleanroom
environment with full manufacturing batch traceability and certificates of conformity.

For more information on HyClamp hygienic gasket seals for pipe couplings contact Precision
Polymer Engineering (PPE) on +44 (0)1254 295400, email info@prepol.com and PPE web site

Editor’s note:

About PPE

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE) Ltd is a unit of IDEX Corp, and operates as a business within IDEX's Health and Science Technologies segment.

PPE is a world leading designer and manufacturer of high performance sealing solutions. The
company’s elastomers product range is used in many demanding manufacturing environments around the world. Applications as varied as semi-conductor manufacturing, food processing, pharmaceuticals, marine engineering and power generation benefit from PPE’s innovative, robust and reliable sealing solutions.

Founded in 1974, PPE has over 35 years specialist sealing expertise, offering an unrivalled range of products from over 170 elastomer materials. The company’s materials scientists and applications technologists are working at the forefront of elastomer technology, developing new materials for specialist applications. These include PERLAST®, the world’s leading perfluoroelastomer for critical sealing applications such as semiconductor and pharmaceutical manufacturing, and ENDURA® which was specifically developed for use in the oil and gas industry.

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