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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.

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).

3D-printing service

3D-printing service

...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.