SOURCE: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

March 16, 2011 16:52 ET

Trelleborg Announces Breakthrough in Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Based Hydraulic Sealing Technology

New Turcon® M12 Compound: Unrivalled Performance Against Key Test Parameters

FORT WAYNE, IN--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (STKM: TREL-B) has developed Turcon® M12, a PTFE based sealing material whose performance is unrivalled against key hydraulic sealing characteristics such as friction, wear and high-pressure operation.

Extensive testing has shown that Turcon® M12 is resistant to virtually all media, including a broad range of lubricants, and has outstanding wear resistance and friction characteristics. The cost-effective material also provides customers with extended seal life, as well as a wide operating window in temperature, pressure and velocity.

"Turcon® M12 has exceeded even our expectations, and in our opinion, no other material can give such universally exceptional performance," says Nancy Getz, product manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Fort Wayne. "On almost every parameter it is better than previously recommended compounds -- sometimes very significantly -- or was at least equal to them. Despite the outstanding performance of many of our sealing materials, we don't often stand up and say that this is the best in market. But Turcon® M12 is truly unrivalled. It can fit virtually all hydraulic applications and meet a more universal range of applications."

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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 more than 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa, along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon®, Zurcon®, Orkot®, Isolast®, Stepseal® and Wills Rings®.

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 2010 of approximately SEK 27 billion (EUR 2.5 billion), with around 20,000 employees in more than 40 countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share TREL B has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the OMX Nordic List, Large Cap.

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