Metal and X-ray Detectable Gaskets

The Food Safety Modernization Act has imposed stringent regulations on the way the food items are processed. The X-ray and metal detection systems installed in food processing lines enable food manufacturers to identify contaminants in food and ensure their quality. These systems, along with metal and X-ray detectable gaskets, and an efficient inspection program enable food manufacturers to reduce product recalls, customer complaints, and product downtimes. At SSP Seals, we support food manufacturers and other industrial clients with stringent sanitary requirements by providing metal and X-ray detectable gaskets in FDA-approved material configurations. These gaskets can be availed in different specifications to meet your application requirements.  

Types of Metal and X-Ray Detectable Gaskets at SSP Seals

At SSP Seals, we provide metal and X-ray detectable gaskets for use in sanitary pipeline systems. We help clients choose from the following types of gaskets:

  • I-line Gaskets
  • John Perry Gaskets
  • Bevel Seat Gaskets
  • Full Face Flange and Ring Gaskets

Materials Used

We can provide metal and X-ray detectable gaskets in the following materials:

  • FKM Fluoroelastomers: These fluorocarbons can withstand high temperatures and moisture. They can resist harsh chemicals used for sanitation. Gaskets made of these materials can easily withstand temperatures in the range of -40 °F to +437 °F. Along with this, they also assure low gas permeability and oxygen stability.
  • EPDM: Ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) is non-allergenic and offers excellent weather and ozone resistance. The rubber is distinguishable owing to its smooth finish. The gasket made of this material can easily withstand temperatures between -40°F and 284°F, and they assure excellent robustness and flexibility. All these properties make them a suitable choice for food processing applications.
  • Buna-N: FDA nitrile (Buna-N) rubber gaskets are non-allergenic and safe for long-term food exposure. The material offers excellent abrasion and oil resistance, and is perfectly suited to handle greasy and oily food products and emulsions. These gaskets can withstand sterilization and regular cleaning, and can perform well across a wide range of temperatures from -40°F to 284°F. All these make them an ideal choice for food and beverage processing applications.
  • Silicone: Silicone rubber gaskets offer a brilliant combination of thermal stability and heat resistance. They are favored by many of our clients owing to their excellent mechanical characteristics, including low toxicity and low chemical reactivity. These gaskets are suited for temperature ranges from -80° F to 400° F.

Applications of Metal Detectable and X-ray Inspectable Gaskets

We regularly design X-ray and metal detectable gaskets for use at the following:

  • Food and beverage processing facilities
  • Pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical
  • Dairy processing facilities

Quality is an important requirement in all industries, where sanitation is prioritized. This can only be met using quality raw material and design. At SSP Seals, we assist clients in everything right from the design to the selection of the right material. Our experts work with them to understand their requirements before giving suggestions. For any queries regarding our X-ray and metal detectable gaskets, please contact us on our toll-free number 888-238-SEAL or mail us your requirements at

Quality Assurance Documentation

SSP Seals has emerged as one of the leading providers of FDA-approved sanitary gaskets, seals, and parts for food and beverage processing as well as pharmaceutical industries. We understand the sanitation and purity level requirements of these industries. In compliance with stringent regulations, all our metal and X-ray detectable gaskets are offered with a certificate of conformance. Our continuous technology investments have allowed us to stay true to our commitment of delivering quality products at cost-effective prices.

All our metal and X-ray detectable gaskets meet the most stringent standards for purity

  1. U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification*
  2. Cytotoxicity Criteria*
  3. Title 21CFR177.2600 and 177.1550
  4. Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP)
  5. ASME-BPE Standards
  6. Animal Derived Ingredient Free*

*Buna does not pass U.S. Pharmacopeia Class VI Certification And Cytotoxicity and is not ADI Free®.

FDA Certificate of Conformance always provided for all Food Grade Parts

FDA Certificate
FDA Approved O-Rings