SOURCE: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

August 31, 2011 12:54 ET

Trelleborg Breakthrough: Single Material Meets Most Mechanical Sealing Requirements

FORT WAYNE, IN--(Marketwire - Aug 31, 2011) - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions (STKM: TREL-B) has released Isolast® J9876, a new perfluoroelastomer with specific properties for use in mechanical seals. This compound removes the need for multiple material grades supporting different applications. It has the most comprehensive media resistance at elevated temperatures of any perfluoroelastomer on the market, resulting in excellent long-term physical property retention.

Isolast® J9876 is compatible with virtually all media, suitable for high-temperature applications and for use in steam and water. Compliant to USP Class VI, it can be used in pharmaceutical applications.

"The new Isolast® J9876 material represents a breakthrough," says Steven Farnsworth, CPI processing equipment segment manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas. "It is engineered to provide a balance between outstanding thermal performance and media compatibility. It offers a perfect fit for mechanical seal elements with its improved compression set and higher temperature capabilities, allowing longer exposure to high temperatures and chemical contact without losing the mechanical properties that make it a great sealing compound."

Isolast® J9876 has a continuous operating temperature range from +19°F to +527°F / -7°C to + 275°C with peaks up to +599°F / +315°C. The compound is available in any size O-Ring, gasket, molded part or rubber-to-metal bonded components, including door and gate seals. Isolast® J9876 is great for chemical processing systems, pumps, valves, power generation equipment, refineries and semiconductor applications not directly exposed to plasma sources.

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 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are brands including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa, along with 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 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, Large Cap.

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