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Motion plastics for the food industry

Components for hygiene-sensitive areas, conforming to FDA and EU regulations 10/2011

Our high-performance polymers for the food sector are lubrication-free and can be sterilised with hot steam and cleaned with chemical substances. They fulfil essential requirements for use in food processing machines and food production processes. The blue colouring makes them easy to detect and in addition, they offer all the typical igus® advantages such as:

  • FDA-compliant polymers and certification according to EU regulation 10/2011
  • No lubrication, no product contamination
  • Temperature-resistant and corrosion-free
  • Low moisture absorption
  • Resistance to chemicals, acids, alkaline and alcoholic cleaning media
  • Maintenance-free
  • High wear resistance
Would you like more information about the FDA range or do you need an individual consultation? Our experts will be happy to get in touch with you.

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food packaging

New products in 2021

Wear-resistant polymer coating

Especially chemical-resistant

▲ Tech up
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • High chemical resistance
▼ Cost down
  • Easy coating of metallic components
  • Available as powder from stock

More about the iglidur IC-07 coating material

FDA-compliant round bars for individual knife edge rollers

Optically detectable plate strips for the food sector

Abrasion-resistant filament for food-grade components

Curious about more innovations? You can find the news overview here.

Free sample box for the food industry

See for yourself the quality of our motion plastics
Order the sample box with the most important products for the food industry. The box contains plain and linear bearings, a knife-edge roller, an e-chain with cables, bar stock and a brochure with information on typical applications.

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Food-grade spare parts and special parts available overnight

Quick production of abrasion-resistant special parts for food contact according to FDA and EU Regulation 102011. As self-lubricating filament or laser sintering powder for self-printing from quantities of 1 to 10,000 in the 3D printing service.

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Selected the-chain® products for the food industry



Small bend radius

Cost-effective, long-life cables

Hydrolysis and microbe resistant

TH3 – hygienic e-chain®

TH3 hygienic e-chain

Hygienic Construction

Blue colour

FDA and EU Compliant


Pre-harnessed cables readycable

Pre-harnessed cables

Dispatched within 24 hours

Accourding to manufactures specifications

Use of igus® products in the food industry

White paper: Kolsterising and tribo polymers

Increased wear resistance and corrosion resistance for packaging machines
Specifically in an industry reliant on quick, precise processing under hygienic and cost-effective conditions, the combination of Kolsterising and high-performance polymers is expected to become the standard ...

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Selected motion plastics for the food industry

Knife edge rollers

iglidur knife edge rollers

High wear resistance

Long service life


iglidur® A181 plain bearings

iglidur® A181 plain bearings

Compliant with FDA and EU regulations

Good media-resistance

Universal installation

iglidur® A350 bar stock

iglidur® A350 bar stock


For use with temperatures up to +180 °C

Lubrication and maintenance-free

iglidur® A160 liner

iglidur® A160 liner

Low coefficient of friction

High wear resistance


igubal® fixed flange bearings

igbubal® flange bearing



Easy installation

Linear modules SLW

Linear modules SLW

Stainless-steel version and corrosion-free


Clean & hygienic

Application examples of our customers

Tested in the igus test laboratory for use in the real world

In the largest plastics test laboratory in the industry, iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear technology are put through their paces. Tests include media resistance (e.g. cleaning media), continuous load and low-noise operation. The results are fed into our service life calculation tools and enable accurate predictions of durability.
Upon request, igus carries out customer tests to check product use under completely tailored conditions.

More about the igus test laboratory

Are there detectable plastics with food approval for moving applications? How can products in entry lanes be protected from damage? The igus blog features interesting articles on the packaging industry.

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