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Introducing Garlock GYLON EPIX™

In a world where we are bombarded with the belief that “more is better”, sealing science contradicts that theory with facts that show “thinner is better” when it comes to gaskets, as they provide improved load retention, pressure resistance and sealability. Yet thicker gaskets have their place for uneven, worn or damaged sealing surfaces. So how does a person make the right choice? What if there was a product that could do both?

Now there is…

GYLON EPIX™ is a family of gaskets that effectively seals a broader range of applications and is more forgiving during the installation process. GYLON EPIX™ allows the end user to save valuable turnaround time, reduce re-work, and lower costs, helping them to finish ahead of schedule and under budget.

Garlock GYLON EPIX™The innovative GYLON EPIX™, provides superior functional performance by combining the traditional attributes of GYLON® with an innovative surface design. It offers a broader range of applications than traditional PTFE gaskets used in worn and pitted flanges. In addition, GYLON EPIX™ delivers the sealing and load retention properties of 1/16” and the conformability of 1/8”. The hexagonal profile provides improved compressibility and recovery. The profiled surface reduces the contact area during initial compression to concentrate the compressive force of the flange for improved sealability.

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The Hidden Cost of Gasket Failure

Gasket FailureThe importance of gaskets to the overall health of your machinery and production is often overlooked.  While gaskets represent just a fraction of the cost of the machines or systems in which they are installed, the consequences of a failure can range from nuisance leaks to catastrophic failure of a machine or process.

“Damage, downtime, lost production, along with non-compliance penalties, plus the potential for litigation and damage to the company’s reputation, make the cost of gasket failure incalculable,” Jim Drago, P.E., of Garlock Sealing Technologies wrote in a 2008 article on the subject.

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