FDA Compliant PUR-GARD™ Bearing Isolator

PUR-GARD™ bearing isolators offer the ultimate rotating equipment sealing solutions for the food processing industry. Manufactured with materials that are FDA compliant, metal detectable and x-ray inspectable while utilizing a patented IP66 design, Garlock PUR-GARD™ is a revolutionary seal that combines improved safety and overall process purity with cost savings through extended equipment and bearing … Continue reading FDA Compliant PUR-GARD™ Bearing Isolator

FDA Standards Key to Proper Gasket Selection

Food and beverage producers rely on a wide array of equipment to ensure their products are safe and free of contamination. Sealing devices such as gaskets are key components in this equipment, yet do not receive the attention they warrant given the critical importance of their function. PTFE-based and elastomeric seals have for decades been … Continue reading FDA Standards Key to Proper Gasket Selection

FDA and USP Class VI O-Rings

Gallagher is regularly a top 10 Parker distributor, stocking standard parts in its King of Prussia, PA and East Longmeadow, MA branches. The Gallagher engineering department also works with Parker engineers to create custom sealing solutions for our customers. Parker provides a wide range of specialty elastomers to accommodate the various critical sealing challenges presented by … Continue reading FDA and USP Class VI O-Rings

What to Know, Avoid, and Consider When Planning Seals for Medical Devices

Seals are one of the most important components in many medical devices. While small in cost, seals for medical devices have a profound affect on the function of said device and the outcome of a medical procedure. Engineered sealing solutions have advanced to meet the new medical device designs due both to new materials and … Continue reading What to Know, Avoid, and Consider When Planning Seals for Medical Devices

Form-in-Place Sealex® Joint Sealant

Sealex® joint sealant, specially processed, 100% pure PTFE on a roll, provides soft, highly compressible gasketing for longer life and trouble-free sealing. Its form-in-place versatility also cuts maintenance and storage costs. The high compressibility of Sealex® enables it to effectively fill flange imperfections for a tight, leak-free seal. Under pressure, it provides a very wide, thin ribbon-like joint sealant. Unlike conventional … Continue reading Form-in-Place Sealex® Joint Sealant

VIDEO: GYLON® ONE-UP® Diaphragm

The GYLON® ONE-UP® diaphragm is the optimal solution for sanitary applications in air-operated diaphragm pumps. Made using Garlock’s exclusive GLYON® PTFE Diaphragm material, and a proprietary EPDM rubber backing, the GYLON® ONE-UP® is made with the same patented rib construction of Garlock’s standard industrial ONE-UP® pump diaphragm. Watch the video below to learn more.   … Continue reading VIDEO: GYLON® ONE-UP® Diaphragm

Thermoseal Gaskets Can Seal Every Application in Your Building

Thermoseal Inc., an independent Klinger Company, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fluid sealing materials and fluid control products.  KLINGER is a world-leading developer and manufacturer of fluid sealing and fluid control products founded in 1886 by Austrian engineer, Richard Klinger. Thermoseal’s focus has always been on technical excellence, innovation, and dedication to the … Continue reading Thermoseal Gaskets Can Seal Every Application in Your Building

Kalrez Perfluoroelastomer Parts for Pharmaceutical and Food Handling Applications

Kalrez® parts made from compounds 6221 and 6230 provide superior chemical resistance and low contamination from extractables in pharmaceutical and food handling applications where FDA compliance is required. Compounds 6221 and 6230 are especially suited for Water For Injection (WFI) systems, Steam-in-Place (SIP) cleaning and other critical systems, Unlike other elastomeric seals made with FDA … Continue reading Kalrez Perfluoroelastomer Parts for Pharmaceutical and Food Handling Applications

Fried Snack Foods and GYLON® Style 3504 Gasket

Fried Snack Foods and GYLON® Style 3504 Gasket The GYLON Style 3504 gasket is made of PTFE with aluminosilicate microspheres. It is designed for use in moderate concentrations of acids, caustics, hydrocarbons, refrigerants, and more. It provides a tight seal, improved performance over conventional PTFE, reduced product loss and emissions, reduced creep relaxtion, excellent bolt torque retention, … Continue reading Fried Snack Foods and GYLON® Style 3504 Gasket

Garlock Case Study: Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD®

Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD® ISO-GARD bearing isolators offer exceptional bearing protection for pumps, motors, and bearing supported industrial equipment under the harshest conditions. ISO-GARD products are constructed using a filled PTFE material which provides excellent chemical resistance. INDUSTRY Food – Poultry Processing CUSTOMER A diversified food processing company, with facilities located throughout the US. BACKGROUND The customer … Continue reading Garlock Case Study: Poultry Processing: KLOZURE® ISO-GARD®