SOURCE: Garlock

April 26, 2016 10:00 ET

Garlock Launches New Sanitary Gasket for Pharmaceutical, Bio-Processing, Dairy and Food and Beverage Industries

PALMYRA, NY--(Marketwired - April 26, 2016) -

Highlights:

  • New Garlock GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ features low surface energy which means reduced adhesion of material to the gasket
  • Made of 100 percent GYLON® Style 3522 modified PTFE material to resist intrusion/extrusion for process integrity
  • Colorless, translucent appearance eases visual inspection and cleaning validation of critical processes equipment

Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has launched the GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ sanitary gasket, designed for the demanding process integrity and traceability needs of pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturers.

GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™, unveiled at the INTERPHEX trade show in New York City, is made from Garlock's proprietary GYLON® Style 3522 modified polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material and features low surface energy to resist adhesion and cross-batch contamination. The translucent and colorless appearance, combined with ultra-low void content, also aids cleaning validation and visual inspection of critical processes.

With its 100 percent PTFE composition, GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ exhibits class-leading material compliance, chemical compatibility, sealability, creep and cold flow characteristics, fulfilling ASME-BPE standards for dimensional consistency. These properties prevent buildup caused by gasket recession or intrusion in a hygienic coupling.

The GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ is easy to install and performs in challenging and critical applications where clean-in-place (CIP) and sterilization-in-place (SIP) cycles may involve harsh cleaning media or sterilization procedures.

"Our GYLON® gasket products already enjoy broad acceptance in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries and exceed requirements for dimensional consistency even when materials and temperatures vary between batches," said Stephen Doherty, Garlock global segment leader. "The GYLON BIO-PRO PLUS may be new and exciting, but it carries with it the material traceability that Garlock's robust manufacturing and supply chain operation can confidently deliver."

Learn more about how the GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ from Garlock offers universal application with unlimited shelf life.

About the Garlock Family of Companies
The Garlock family of companies is part of EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO). Garlock is acknowledged as the global leader in high-performance fluid sealing products, committed to a culture of safety. Processing industries served include chemicals and petrochemicals, refining, pulp and paper, power generation, semiconductor, primary metals, food and pharmaceuticals, mining and original equipment manufacturers.

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