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

The Many Uses of Polytetrafluoroethylene Seals (Teflon)

Better known as Teflon in the industry, Polytetrafluoroethylene is widely used in practically every industry on and off the planet (and even beneath its surface!) Medical Uses This material’s primary claim to fame is its resistance to most chemicals. It inherently has an extremely low coefficient of friction, it’s easily machined from rods, tubes, or compression-molded … Continue reading The Many Uses of Polytetrafluoroethylene Seals (Teflon)

Pharmaceutical Seals for CIP and SIP

Clean in Place Service Benefits from Kalrez® O-rings Hilge-Pumpen AG, Swiss subsidiary of Philipp-Hilge GmbH, Bodenheim, Germany, selected Kalrez® 6221 perfluoroelastomer parts to seal its Euro-Hygia®, Hygiana-HT and Contra pump series, to meet the stringent safety, cleanliness and  sterilization requirements demanded by the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and cosmetics industries. The Challenge Pumps used in pharmaceutical, biotechnological … Continue reading Pharmaceutical Seals for CIP and SIP

The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers: Part 2

The spectrum of elastomers range from very simple forms, like the natural rubber already in use in the 19th century, to modern, high performance elastomers from the second half of the 20th century.  They are continually being improved. This blog article is the second in a two-part series discussing the many different elastomer materials available … Continue reading The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers: Part 2

Metal Detectable O-Rings, A Must Have in the Food & Beverage Industry to Avoid Product Recalls

Metal Detectable O-Rings are a Must-Have in the Food & Beverage Industry Metal Detectable O-Rings are used in equipment that produce and package food. During service, o-rings are exposed to temperature variations and corrosive clean-in-place (CIP) chemicals used during equipment sterilization. Over time, o-ring materials can break down and fail during operation causing material fragments … Continue reading Metal Detectable O-Rings, A Must Have in the Food & Beverage Industry to Avoid Product Recalls

Gore’s Gasket Tape Makes Installation Easy

Attention: When installing GORE Gasket Tape Series 1000 in joints with multiple (2 or more) gaskets compressed with a single set of bolts or clamps, see the installation supplement “Installation on Joints with Multiple Gaskets,” for additional mandatory instructions. 1. Select the size GASKET WIDTH Select the gasket width that provides enough material to align the gasket … Continue reading Gore’s Gasket Tape Makes Installation Easy

Coal-Fired Power Vacuum – The Importance of Flexible Piping Products

It’s no news that coal-fired generation is going by the way-side.  Despite a recent resurgence in political support, coal is fighting an uphill battle on two major fronts: economically and environmentally.  After the shale gas boom in the 2000’s, plummeting natural gas prices and rising environmental concerns have continued to make operating aging coal-fired plants less … Continue reading Coal-Fired Power Vacuum – The Importance of Flexible Piping Products

The Role of Seals in the Quest for Medical Cures

The coronavirus has prompted all of us to do everything we can to protect ourselves from catching and spreading the virus. We are all taking important safety measures to maintain a clean and uncontaminated home environment, and limiting our exposure to a potentially hazardous outdoor environment. In this blog, our partners at Eclipse will be … Continue reading The Role of Seals in the Quest for Medical Cures

Kalrez® Bonded Door Seals

Bonded door seals for gate valves and slit valve door seal applications provide improved sealing performance versus conventional O-rings by reducing particle generation, extending seal life, and minimizing replacement time during preventive maintenance. DuPont™ Kalrez® bonded door seals are designed for easy installation and low particle generation. They combine a custom seal design and proprietary adhesion technology … Continue reading Kalrez® Bonded Door Seals

Case Study: Water Treatment Style 206 Expansion Joint

Facility Issue: In a brine concentrator, an original competitor’s expansion joint failed upon start up. Industry: Water Treatment Background of the Facility: This facility is a Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) power plant. Water is initially pumped from a well, pre-treated, used as process water, then reclaimed and retreated with a Brine Concentrator for use in … Continue reading Case Study: Water Treatment Style 206 Expansion Joint