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VFFS Machine Gripper Cords

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.

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. 

We have found the following specifications to be the most popular for this type of use:

65 durometer, red oxide silicone cord with a .255″ diameter, cut into 18″ lengths

9202-0054 silicone cord .255" stock
9202-0054 silicone cord .255" stock

Popular VFFS Original Equipment Manufacturers Include:

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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