SINBRAN® filter elements for use in the food industry

SINBRAN® Food filter elements are increasingly being used in applications in the food industry.

In general, objects that come into contact with food must fulfil two basic requirements:
1. Materials used must be suitable as food contact materials.
2. They must be manufactured in accordance with “good manufacturing practice” (GMP), as required by EU Regulation 2023/2006 and FDA Regulation 21CFR177.XXXX.

SINBRAN® filter elements are made from materials that have been declared safe by both regulations. No additives such as adhesives, solvents or potting compounds are used in production. Production is carried out in accordance with the requirements of EU 2023/2006.

SINBRAN® filter elements are made exclusively from polyethylene, ePTFE, stainless steel and silicone.
SINBRAN® filter elements and their components are manufactured purely thermally and mechanically. No foreign materials such as lubricants, oils, adhesives, casting compounds or solvents are used. This prevents contamination of the product by SINBRAN® food filter elements.

In the porous sintered body, the individual particles are firmly fused together at their contact surfaces. This reliably prevents particles from being released from the filter element and contaminating the product. The ePTFE membrane used is firmly bonded to the sintered surface and reliably separates the dust on the surface, thus preventing the filter element from being contaminated by embedded dust.

The stainless steel of the flange reinforcement is neutral to the product.

Seals are made of food-approved silicone.

According to EU Regulation 2023/2006, “good manufacturing practice” is intended to ensure that the products to be produced meet the relevant quality standards for their intended use. They must not jeopardise human health or cause unacceptable changes to the food.
In order to achieve this, a number of requirements and measures are laid down in the regulation. The SINBRAN® Food elements are manufactured and packaged in accordance with these requirements and measures.

SINBRAN® Food filter elements are free from unintended contamination. Sterilisation is possible depending on the selected process. Please contact us.

The conformity of the materials used is ensured by the fact that they are listed as safe in the relevant regulations. In addition, the materials are subjected to regular migration tests by an independent testing institute to ensure suitability. Production is carried out in accordance with GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines.

Detailed specifications are available from Sinbran GmbH, and the overall suitability of SINBRAN® Food filter elements is certified by corresponding declarations of conformity.

SINBRAN® Food filter elements consist only of polyethylene, PTFE, silicone and, if necessary, stainless steel; for antistatic elements, carbon black is embedded in the polyethylene.

  • Polyethylene: Listed as suitable in the Union list of the EU 10/2011 under Ref. no. 125. The FDA designates polyethylene as suitable in 21CFR177.1520.
  • PTFE: Listed as suitable in the Union list of the EU 10/2011 under Ref. no. 281. The FDA recognises PTFE as suitable in 21CFR177.1550.
  • Silicone: Evaluated in the BfR database under recommendation 150 “XV.Silicone” and listed as suitable by the FDA in 21CFR177.2600.
  • Stainless steel: State of the art that it is suitable as a food contact material.

1. proven filtration properties:

  • The microfine structure of the membrane ensures separation efficiency >99.9 %.
  • The ePTFE surface allows low product adhesion due to its anti-adhesive properties.
  • The very smooth surface enables product residues to be removed quickly.

2. low pressure loss:

  • Double throughput possible with the same load.

3. compliant materials:

  • Polyethylene, ePTFE, stainless steel and silicone.

4. production according to GMP:

  • Special care in manufacturing.

5. declaration of conformity available:

  • A declaration of conformity certifies suitability for use in the food industry.