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Food-safe plastics for the food industry

Self-lubricating and maintenance-free products made from food-safe, high-performance polymers for the food industry

igus® products made from food-safe polymers help you to comply with the stringent food hygiene and food safety requirements in all food production process steps.
Advantages of igus® products for the food industry

Food-safe, physiologically harmless, FDA-certified polymers and certification to Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 possible

No product contamination by avoiding lubricants



Lowest humidity absorption

Resistant to chemicals, acids, resistant to alkaline and alcoholic cleaning agents


Best wear-resistance

Use of igus® products in the food industry

Wafer baking

Food technology: Waffle-backing machines


No corrosion due to high humidity

High-temperature applications without axial safety (T>338°F) due to tempered iglide® plain bearings

High wear resistance

Sausage-, Fish- & Meat Manufacturing

Food technology: Sausage, fish & meat processing


Corrosion resistant even in hot cleaning process

iglide® T500 plain bearings as standard solution for "hot" and "cold" applications

FDA-approved high-temperature solution iglide® A500


Food technology: Sweets processing


Maintenance-free, self lubricating

Good chemical resistance against brine / typical detergents (Hydrogen peroxide, bases, peracetic acid)


No damage of soft stainless steel shafts (V2A, V4A) – cost advantage

Current News for food industry

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

UL-verified 36 month guarantee

iglide® 17 Standard Bearing Materials

iglide® 17 Standard Bearing Materials

Tribo coating … custom

Is it the beginning of new possibilities? The requirements for the tribo-coating of metallic components are as varied as the sliding partner.

Injection-molding method

Special components made of high-performance polymers and manufactured by igus® using the injection-molding method

… with clamp lever …

The new alternative to the terminal block with Allen screw allows the clamping of the PRT's with a handle.

… new intermediate sizes of bar stock

New iglide® bar stock diameters of 15, 25, 35, 45 and 55 mm for more efficient production of self-lubricating and maintenance free components ...

... wide variety ...

The fast-and-slow-motion specialist iglide® J is available as tube in three diameters.

... Fast production …

speedicut: machined special parts from iglide® materials

iglide® Bar Stock Product Finder

iglide® Bar Stock Product Finder

... tribo-tape in new widths from stock ...

Even more variety in stock! Program extended with the widths 20, 50 and 500 mm (0.5 mm thickness).



...simply screw

Fast and easy to install in many standard tubes.

... Control it remotely

A self-lubricating linear axis, configured ready-to-install with drylin® stepper and DC motors. As a single axis or in the gantry structure ... until now.