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Packaging advice

Drawing on decades of packaging expertise and an industry-unique chemical compatibility database containing over 50 years of packaging advice, our in-house chemists are available to support you in finding the most suitable packaging, lining, and closures for your packed product.

What can we offer

With your product’s MSDS or formulation, our chemists can often directly recommend the most suitable closure, lining and packaging by consulting our database. If the information is incomplete or in case the product is not in our database, we can perform in-house tests with a 250 ml product sample.

What we need to know

  • What product is packed*
  • Specific chemical name and/or trade names
  • components and their concentrations including water content
  • Density, vapour pressure, boiling / melting point, viscosity, pH, etc.
  • Filling / emptying temperatures
  • Storage conditions and desired shelf life

1Trade names or general terms have no meaning
2Safety or material data sheet

General performance table washers

PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS White EPDM Washers Black Nitrile Washers
Physical Properties    
In general GOOD EXCELLENT
Elasticity GOOD EXCELLENT
Heat resistance GOOD EXCELLENT
     
Chemical Resistance    
Chemicals in general EXCELLENT GOOD
Petroleum products FAIR EXCELLENT
non-polar solvents/chemicals FAIR GOOD
Most chlorinated hydrocarbons GOOD POOR
polar solvents/chemicals GOOD POOR
Aqueous products EXCELLENT EXCELLENT
food stuffs, edible oils GOOD GOOD
     
Compliance with Food Packaging Regulations    
*Compliance with §177.2600 of the FDA YES NO
(Rubber articles intended for repeated use)    
Compliance with Heavy Metal Contents Legislation    
*Compliance with §37.0205 of the CONEG YES YES
*Compliance with EEC Commission YES YES
Directive 94/62/EC (13.12.94)    

General performance table Lacquers

Type of Lacquers

Performance Characteristics

 

Color

Mechanical Properties Resistance

General Chemical Resistance (Strong)

Solvents Resistance

Alkaline Resistance

Water Resistance

Epoxy - Phenolic

RDL® 55*

Red Oxide

 

Good

Good

Good

Fair/Good

Fair

Epoxy - Phenolic

RDL® 44*

Golden Brown

Good

Good

Good

Fair/Good

Fair

Epoxy - Phenolic

RDL® 36

Off White

Good

Good

Good

Fair/Good

Fair

Epoxy - Phenolic

RDL® 29*

(Clear) Gold

Good

Fair

Good

Fair

Poor

Epoxy - Phenolic

RDL® 6

Red Oxide

Good

Good

Good

Fair/Good

Fair

Epoxy - Phenolic

RDL 5

Grey

Good

Good

Good

Fair/Good

Fair

Phenolic

RDL® 50*

Olive green

Fair

Excellent

Excellent

Poor

Fair

Phenolic

RDL® 39

Red Oxide

Fair

Excellent

Excellent

Poor

Fair

Phenolic

RDL® 16*

(Clear) Gold

Poor

Fair

Good

Poor

Poor

BPA - (NI) Non Intent1

RDL® 100
(Phenolic)

Brown

Fair

Excellent

Excellent

Poor

Fair

BPA - (NI) Non Intent1

RDL® 101

(Phenolic)

(Clear) Gold

Poor

Fair

Good

Poor

Poor

*These lacquers are made from materials which comply with the requirements of the FDA regulations, subpart F, paragraph 175.300 resinous and polymeric coatings. Contact your local Tri-Sure Sales center for a declaration of compliance with FDA and heavy metal contents legislation/directives. 1The raw materials used do not contain BPA nor is BPA intentionally added during the production process.