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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

September 25, 2013 12:18 ET

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Showcases Advanced Hydro Materials at HydroVision Brasil and Reports Substantial Hydro Contract Win

FORT WAYNE, IN--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2013) - Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of sealing and bearing solutions, is to showcase its Orkot® Hydro Bearings in booth 417 at the 3rd annual HydroVision Brasil September 24-26 at the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil. This exhibition comes on the heels of the recent news that Trelleborg has been awarded a contract to supply materials for the Bureau of Reclamation's Grand Coulee Dam Powerhouse III refurbishment project. The Grand Coulee Dam represents the largest hydropower plant in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world.

Orkot® TXMM is used in applications involving control gate link bushings, operating rings and wicket gate bushings throughout the world including major projects in Latin America. By utilizing a specialized low friction bearing surface to extend its dry running capabilities, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Orkot® TXMM bearings reduce friction and wear rates providing extended bearing life. The bearings allow for tolerance to edge loading and misalignment even with the heaviest loads, and are particularly suited to freeze fitting without the danger of shattering. Delivering the highest wear resistance possible, the bearings are dimensionally stable with no swelling in water. Unlike metal bearings, they do not require lubricant to operate, so are marine-friendly.

"We are proud to be serving the hydropower industry including transmission and distribution, utility, private power and equipment manufacturing with high quality, environmentally-friendly materials," says Tom Carew, Hydro Segment Manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. "We have been able to leverage our 100 plus years' experience to develop high-performance solutions that are being used around the world."

Orkot® TXMM consists of an advanced reinforced medium weave polymer and manufactured in a unique process has a high concentration of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in the sliding area while maintaining high compressive strength. Trelleborg developed a PTFE layer that is several millimeters thick, making it tolerant to wear while still maintaining its low friction properties throughout the service life of the bearing.

Trelleborg invites customers and media to visit them in booth 417 to see its hydro materials and bearings firsthand and to engage in discussion on the critical aspects of materials to support sustainability and Latin America's continued expansion of hydropower, transmission and distribution industries.

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Information about Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and bearings. It supports its aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 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 world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Its innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for customers in a sustainable way. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 21 billion (EUR 2.3 billion, USD 3.2 billion) in over 40 countries. The Group comprises five business areas: Trelleborg Coated Systems, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions, Trelleborg Offshore & Construction, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of approximately SEK 14 billion (EUR 1.55 billion, USD 2.2 billion) in about 20 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, Large Cap.

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