SOURCE: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

January 14, 2010 12:12 ET

Isolast® J9876 Gives Unrivalled Media Resistance at High Temperatures

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Introduces New Perfluoroelastomer With Optimized Cost-to-Performance Ratio

FT. WAYNE, IN--(Marketwire - January 14, 2010) - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches Isolast® J9876, a new perfluoroelastomer that gives the most comprehensive media resistance at elevated temperatures of any perfluoroelastomer on the market. Seals in this material give extended life in aggressive high-temperature environments and an optimized cost-to-performance ratio, meaning the compound can be specified over a wide range of applications. Equipment suppliers and process managers can benefit from using a single material: reduced stocking, simplified procurement and prevention of early failure due to fitment of a seal in the incorrect compound.

"This new material represents the next generation of Isolast®, our proprietary perfluoroelastomer," says Muzaffer Sheikh, Isolast® Product Manager. "It is engineered to provide a balance between outstanding thermal performance and compatibility to virtually all media. Its flexibility means that equipment manufacturers and processers can select it for all their demanding sealing needs."

Isolast® J9876 has a continuous operating temperature range from +19°F to +527°F / -7°C to +275°C, with occasional peaks up to +599°F / +315°C. The material's unrivalled media resistance at high temperatures means excellent long-term physical property retention. The compound is available in any size O-Ring, gasket, molded part or rubber-to-metal bonded components, including door and gate seals. It is suitable for mechanical seals, chemical processing systems, pumps, valves, power generation equipment, refineries and semiconductor applications not directly exposed to plasma sources.

The new material is part of the Isolast® range of proprietary perfluoroelastomers from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. The range includes compounds specifically engineered for the requirements of the chemical processing, semiconductor fabrication and oil and gas industries.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals. It supports its aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. (STKM: TREL-B)

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group had annual sales 2008 of approximately SEK 31 billion, with approximately 20,000 employees in 44 countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the OMX Nordic List.www.trelleborg.com.

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