James Walker

Industries & Applications

Food and Beverages

Many of our products are designed to meet the stringent high-purity requirements of the food and beverage processing sectors. ahigh percentage of these are also approved for pharamaceutical and bioprocessing applications.

Our development teams continue to focus on these market sectors to produce the specialised materials and products that are required. This is particularly evident in relation to the standards introduced by national and industry bodies.

Food and BeveragesThe following is an overview of the relevant products and services...


Elast-O-PureElast-O-Pure®

James Walker developed Elast-O-Pure® GF75 Black to meet the most stringent high-purity equirements. Rated to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and USP 28 Class VI, it provides excellent resistance to steam and strong mineral acids, and exhibits very low Total Organic Carbon levels. Elast-O-Pure® SIL70 Translucent is a high-purity elastomer, developed to meet the most stringent requirements. This platinum-cured grade of silicone is rated to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and USP 30 Class VI, and is available in a hardness grade of 70 IRHD, making it suitable for a wide variety of fluid sealing duties.

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Hygienic Clamps and GasketsHygienic Clamps and Gaskets

We provide hygienic clamps, plus the special gaskets needed by the many pipe-coupling systems used in the food, beverage and dairy industries. The gaskets are manufactured in a wide variety of high-performance elastomers, including the FDA compliant grades outlined on this page.

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Sealing and Fluid Handling PartsSealing and Fluid Handling Products

We are authorised distributor in the UK, France and Ireland for the design, supply and technical support of sealing and fluid handling parts made in DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM). Various Kalrez grades are suitable for high-purity applications. DuPont™ Kalrez® 6221 and 6230 are rated to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 and USP Class VI.

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Gaskets and Sheet JointingsSheet Jointings and Flange Gaskets

Fluolion® Integra Blue complies with food processing requirements, as also does our range of Commercial grade Food-Quality elastomers. In addition, Chieftain® carbon-fibre based jointing is recommended for waste product and general steam handling applications, and our Sentinel® and Inca grades are WRAS-approved for use with potable water. We produce precision cut gaskets - almost instantly - to any shape, size or quantity from any sheet material using CAD/CAM controlled abrasive waterjet cutters and laser systems.

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Components in Food Quality PolyurethaneComponents in Food Quality Polyurethane

We manufacture precision components for the food  processing and beverage sectors. Standard and custom-designed components manufactured in polyurethane and numerous thermoplastics. Many of the plastic Materials are compliant with Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) standards and therefore suitable for use in bottling, canning and food handling equipment.

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Tank Lid SealsTank Lid Seals

Our Tankatite® range of resilient packings will seal lids on static tanks, road and rail tankers, ISO containers and marine hatches. Specific grades cater for all known bulk liquid cargoes in all IMO classes, as well as foodstuffs, chemicals, aggressive cargoes under an inert gas blanket, heated cargoes, and higher lid pressures.

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Tension Control FastenersTension Control Fasteners

RotaBolt® tension control fasteners provides accuracy to ±5%. These converted bolts and studs are custom-manufactured for critical applications where the failure of a bolted joint would have serious health and safety, environmental or financial consequences. They are widely used on pressure vessels, heat exchangers, pipelines, mechanical plant and structures.

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Hydraulic Sealing ProductsHydraulic Sealing Products

Our family of hydraulic sealing products covers virtually every hydraulic application. Ranges of rod/gland seals, piston seals, wipers and bearing strips suit the most accurate instruments and control actuators up the heaviest jacks and cylinders. All the products are designed to give optimum equipment performance with long trouble-free operating life.

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Expansion Joints and BellowsExpansion Joints and Bellows

We provide the complete engineered solution to ductwork expansion problems. The Comflex® range of expansion joints and flexible bellows that we design, manufacture and install are famed for their reliability and longevity in aggressive environments. They can operate at temperatures from -60°C to well over +500°C.

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Plant Maintenance and RefurbishmentPlant Maintenance and Refurbishment

The maintenance and refurbishment of valves, pumps, hydraulic systems and other plant is a key service we provide. Skilled craftsmen at our dedicated workshops use the best equipment, materials and components for repair and refurbishment projects, and all plant items are tested and certified before re-installation. Our on-site staff are fully experienced and hold safety passports.

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