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Tech up & cost down
motion plastics for the
food industry

FDA and EU-10/2011-compliant components made of high-performance polymers

In order to comply with the strict requirements for food hygiene and food safety in all stages of a process, igus® supplies you with plastic solutions for your food-processing machines and equipment. As these machine components have been specially developed for moving applications and do not require any lubrication, product contamination is ruled out completely.

New from April 2020


Six highlights in a four-minute video

Innovations for the food industry

Tech up, cost down - with new, food-compatible knife edge rollers for belt speeds of up to 1m/s.
You can find more information on these and further product innovations at our 400m2 trade show stand. You can either explore it virtually on your own or together with our industry expert. Make an appointment now for a guided virtual tour with individual consultation:

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iglidur A250 knife edge roller  
Knife edge rollers for the food industry

▲ Tech up

Lubrication-free belt deflection

FDA and EU10/2011-compliant

▼ Cost down

Higher running performance


More about iglidur A250 knife edge rollers

iglidur A350 filament  
Abrasion-resistant high-temperature filament

▲ Tech up

Up to +180°C, FDA-compliant, suitable for steam sterilisation

Up to 50% lower friction than with a PEEK filament

▼ Cost down

Lubrication-free and therefore maintenance-free

Costs 50% less than a PEEK filament

Find out more about iglidur A350

TriboCut service on the screen  
CNC processing service for bar stock

▲ Tech up

Configure components, carry out the necessary calculations
and order them, all with just a few clicks of the mouse

▼ Cost down

Saves unnecessary waiting times and costs

Decisions can be made quickly

More information about TriboCut service

Packaging industry sample box  

Free sample box for the food industry!

See for yourself the quality of our products for the food industry, which improve the performance of your equipment and reduce costs.

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Selected motion plastics for the food industry

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


Knife edge rollers

Knife edge rollers  

High wear resistance

Long service life


igubal® fixed flange bearings

igbubal® flange bearing  



Easy installation

Linear modules SLW

Linear modules SLW  

Stainless-steel version and corrosion-free


Clean & hygienic

Use of igus® products in the food industry

Application examples of our customers

Fully automatic multihead weighers

FDA-compliance and without any lubrication

iglidur® plain bearings and drylin® R linear guides are used in multihead weighers of the company Atoma GmbH. The components used are lubrication-free and insensitive to very thorough cleaning processes in food production.
Atoma GmbH

Waffle baking machines

Stability and long service life

The company Walterwerk has been relying on lubrication-free bearing technology from igus® for many years. It is suitable for use in adverse ambient conditions, where machines are regular cleaned with aggressive media.
Walterwerk Kiel GmbH & Co. KG

Sausage cutting machine

Reduce maintenance intervals and lower costs

drylin® linear guides, trapezoidal lead screws and igubal® flange bearings from igus® are used extremely precisely in sausage cutting machines of Singer & Sohn and, in contrast to needle bearings, are characterised by robustness, ease of cleaning and resistance to chemicals.
Singer & Sohn GmbH

Cutting machines

Successful cooperation for more than 20 years

In cutting machines of the company Treif, speed and acceleration play an important role. Corrosion-resistant drylin® linear beings and drylin® shafts are used.
Treif Maschinenbau GmbH

All the advantages of motion plastics for the food industry at a glance:

FDA-compliant polymers and certification according to EU regulation 10/2011

No lubrication, no product contamination

Temperature resistance


Low moisture absorption

Chemical resistance, acid resistance, resistance to alkaline and alcoholic cleaning agents


High wear resistance

iglidur® knife edge rollers in materials handling technology


Tested for media-resistance

Media-resistance test

Media resistance test in this test, several iglidur plain bearings are tested in water with a temperature of 50°C as well as in cleaning agents.


Glance into the dry-tech test laboratory in the industry's largest test laboratory, iglidur plain bearings and drylin linear technology are tested.

White paper: Kolsterising and tribo polymers  

White paper: Kolsterising and tribo polymers

Increased resistance to wear and corrosion for the packaging machines

Specifically in an industry reliant on quick, precise processing under hygienic and cost-effective conditions, the combination of kolsterising and high-grade plastics is expected to become the standard.

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