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Metallized Carbon Corporation (Ossining, NY) has announced that its Metcar Grade M-58 has received approval from the FDA so that I can be used in food contact applications, which will permit the use in dry running, food mixer seals to provide lower seal friction and longer seal wear life. Metcar Grade M-58 is an electro graphite base material with an additive that reduces friction that can be used in temperatures between -30 and 800°F. The company says that the material could also be useful in other machine part applications where an FDA-approved, self-lubricating material is needed. The company offers a variety of other carbon-graphite grades that are suitable for parts that must run submerged in beverages or liquefied food.

To get more information, visit www.metcar.com.

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