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Silicone Rubber Cord for Packaging Machinery

Silicone rubber consumable parts such as pressure pads and gripper rubber cords are vital to the performance of many different types of packaging machinery. Specifically, high-speed Vertical Form Fill and Sealing (VFFS) machines. If the silicone rubber has any burn marks or appears worn out, the appearance of the seal will be affected.

Vertical form-fill-seal machines turn a roll of packaging film into a shelf-ready finished bag. These packaging machines start with a large roll of film, form it into a bag shape, fill the bag with product, and seal it.

The silicone rubber gripper cords used in this type of machine work in pairs and ensure the correct dragging of the heat-sealable film (usually in polypropylene, polyethylene or a mix of them). If you require replacement parts that offer less compression and a more effective seal, we recommend a square profile, which will not roll or twist in moving applications and is commonly used for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications.

Popular silicone parts for packaging machinery:

  • Silicone Rubber Gripper Cord
  • Silicone Rubber Pressure Pad
  • Food Grade (FDA) Silicone  Rubber Round Cord Stock
  • Red Silicone Rubber Tube for Extreme Temperature Applications
  • 60 Durometer Red Oxide Silicone D-Profile Cord
  • Metal Detectable FDA Silicone Cord

Silicone Rubber is an FDA-compliant material

Silicone cord stock is an FDA-compliant material with exceptional weathering properties. It is approved for food, beverage, and pharmaceutical applications. 

VFFS Original Equipment Manufacturers:

Popular Silicone Cord Sizes for Packaging Machinery

1/16 in: 0.07 in70ARoundRed Oxide
3/32 in: 0.093 in70ARoundRed Oxide
3/32 in: 0.103 in70ARoundRed Oxide
1/8 in: 0.125 in70ARoundRed Oxide
1/8 in: 0.139 in70ARoundRed Oxide
3/16 in: 0.187 in70ARoundRed Oxide
3/16 in: 0.187 in70ARoundRed Oxide
3/16 in: 0.21 in70ARoundRed Oxide
1/4 in: 0.255 in60AD-ProfileRed Oxide
1/4 in: 0.275 in70ARoundReflex Blue
5/16 in: 0.312 in70ARoundRed Oxide
3/8 in: 0.375 in70ARoundRed Oxide
7/16 in: 0.437 in70ARoundRed Oxide
1/2in: 0.5 in70ARoundRed Oxide
5/8 in: 0.625 in70ARoundRed Oxide
3/4 in: 0.75 in70ARoundRed Oxide
13/16 in: 0.812 in70ARoundRed Oxide
7/8 in: 0.875 in70ARoundRed Oxide

Are you a manufacturer looking to reshore products in your supply chain?

Contact ARCO Silicone to discuss your options. As an American manufacturer, ARCO Silicone can provide shorter lead times and lower minimums. You can depend on our team of skilled engineers.

As a custom rubber manufacturer in the U.S. for over 100 years, ARCO Silicone is equipped to formulate custom packaging machinery aftermarket replacement parts specifically designed for your packaging machinery. We can manufacture your product in a variety of colors (including PMS color match).

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