SOLON, Ohio—Saint-Gobain S.A.'s newest silicone tubing not only is safe enough for the food and beverage end market, it works to preserve the quality of the liquids moving through the tubing.
The company recently introduced Versilon SPT-70 FB IB, food and beverage dispensing tubing that "imparts essentially no taste or odors to the transferred fluids," making it ideal for dispensing coffee and brewed tea and ice cream and soft-serve. It also can be used in beer brewing systems, and food and dairy dispensing featuring bottle filling, hot filling and food handling.
The tubing's smooth inner surface is designed to reduce the risk of particle entrapment while inhibiting protein buildup and bacteria growth.
Versilon SPT-70 FB IB is manufactured using a platinum curing process, allowing it to meet the demands and sanitary standards of the food and beverage industry. All layers of the tubing are compliant with U.S. Food and Drug Administration guidelines. It also meets the safety standards set forth by the European Union and China, by achieving the following standards:
- FDA Food Additive Regulation 21 CFR 177.2600
- Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and French Order 11/25/1992
- China GB 4806.1, GB 9685, GB 4806.11
- NSF 51
Headquartered in Courbevoie, France, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes products, solutions and high-performance materials that are used in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. In 2020, Saint-Gobain operated in 70 countries, employed 167,000, and reported about $43.4 billion in global sales.