NSF-61 Gaskets for Drinking Water Systems

As readers of this blog are undoubtedly aware, Canada Rubber Group Inc. (CRGI) is offering gaskets for drinking water systems and applications which are cut from NSF-61 certified materials.

The NSF-61 standard specifies criteria for testing and evaluating products to ensure they do not leach contaminants into water, thus creating a health concern or hazard. Developed by a team of scientists, industry experts and key industry stakeholders, NSF-61 establishes minimum criteria for impurities and contaminants that may be released indirectly into drinking water from products, components and materials, including joining and sealing materials such as gaskets and seals.

CRGI is now stocking NSF-61 certified sheet rubber to satisfy our customers’ needs for gaskets for drinking water applications. NSF-61 certified sheet materials that we are now stocking include the following:

Teadit NA1082SAN. Teadit NA1082SAN gasket material is specifically formulated to pass criteria established in the NSF-61 standard for sealing materials, as well as providing excellent resistance to conductivity. Compressed fiber sheet technology provides mechani­cal and service characteristics unmatched by standard elastomeric grades.

American Biltrite NSF-61 EPDM. American Biltrite NSF/ANSI 61 EPDM is a high-quality, ASTM grade sheet that offers outstanding resistance to heat, ozone and sunlight, with superior resistance to water and steam and good flexibility at low temperatures.

Both of these NSF-61 certified sheets are an ideal choice for gaskets for drinking water applications:

  • Public drinking water distribution, including water storage tanks and reservoirs, water meters and all individual components.

  • Joining and sealing materials (gaskets, adhesives, lubricants).

  • Mechanical devices (water meters, valves, and filters).

  • Pipes and related products (pipe, hose, fittings).

  • Plumbing devices (faucets, drinking fountains).

  • Fire hydrants.

  • Process media (filter media, ion exchange resins).

  • Non-metallic potable water materials.

As with our standard gaskets, CRGI manufactures gaskets from NSF-61 certified materials using the latest production technology, including waterjet and flex/flash cutting. All gaskets are made to customer requirements, and our production process ensures conformity to specifications and tight tolerances.

If you are seeking gaskets produced from NSF-61 certified materials, please contact our sales department at crg@canadarubbergroup.com.