Press Release Summary:
Yellow Poultry Picking Fingers provide resistance to abrasion and premature breakage. Fingers meet all FDA White List requirements for 21 CFR177.2600 and are offered in 5 different hardness grades. Service life is increased by up to 300% over traditional black rubber compounds. Yellow compounds eliminate post-cure surface tack and enable fingers to resist cut growth that often occurs as they are flexed in feather removal process.
Original Press Release:
New Yellow Fingers Eliminate Marking, Resist Breakage
Syracuse, IN - Parker Hannifin's Engineered Seals Division has introduced its new series of yellow poultry picking fingers that dramatically reduce physical marking and provide increased resistance to abrasion and premature breakage.
The yellow fingers, which meet all FDA White List requirements for 21CFR177.2600 ("Rubber Articles Intended For Repeated Use"), are currently available in five different hardness grades. They offer poultry processing professionals an added level of performance over the traditional black, natural rubber compounds commonly used in picking applications.
While fingers made with black rubber compounds provide acceptable service, they tend to retain some post-cure surface tack. This tack can cause streaks and specks of abraded rubber on poultry products. Parker's new yellow compounds eliminate this problem through the use of a unique material formulation and a more consistent curing process.
The superior physical properties of Parker's yellow compounds also enable them to resist "cut growth" that often occurs as fingers are flexed in the feather removal process. As a result, the new yellow compounds can offer a service life increase of up to 300% over traditional black rubber compounds.
Parker Engineered Seals Division, an operating unit of the Parker Hannifin Corporation, is a leading manufacturer of engineered elastomeric shapes (both homogeneous and inserted) for sealing systems and isolation applications. The division supplies precision components to a broad range of industries, from agriculture to automotive, semiconductor processing to heavy-duty diesel and beyond. For more information about the products manufactured at Parker's Engineered Seals Division, call 1-800-C-PARKER and request a free copy of catalog ESD 5600. Or visit parker.com/esd.
Parker Hannifin Corp., Engineered Seals Division
501 South Sycamore Street
Syracuse, IN 46567
Phone: (574) 457-3141
FAX: (574) 457-5009