In food processing environments, non-corrosive materials are essential to maintain safe, sanitary conditions, and standard universal joints made from alloy steel simply do not stand up to the job. For these challenging operating conditions, stainless construction is essential to withstand abrassive and corrosive substances and meet the toughest of industry standards. Stainless steel universal joints are resistant to atmospheric exposures, sterilizing solutions, most organic and inorganic chemicals, most dyes, nitric acid and foods. A Food & Drug approved food-grade grease to ensure cleaner and safer processing is available upon request, as well as a wide variety of stainless steel grades, including 303, 304, 316, 15-5 and 17-4. This kind of durability and versatility is perfect in not only food processing environments, but also for any application that involves corrosive elements or is exposed to water for a long period of time.