News Category: Seals
April 4, 2017
A new report on the mechanical seals market suggests the highest growth is expected in the Americas. The analysis, compiled by Future Marketing Insights, suggests the demand for mechanical seals in the Middle East and Africa will remain stable, while the Asia-Pacific region (with the exception of Japan) is expected to offer growth opportunities in the forecast period... [Read More]

March 17, 2017
Wales-based Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) has unveiled a range of lightweight inflatable stoppers for pipes up to 120” diameter to prevent the entry of debris into pipes. Ron Sewell, chairman for HFT, said: “For pipe diameters of 36” and over, not all applications require expensive and very robust, heavy rubber plugs, nor is it always necessary... [Read More]

March 3, 2017
Flex-A-Seal, a Vermont, US-based manufacturer of custom engineered mechanical seals and welded metal bellows, has recently acquired H&S Sealing, which has been doing business in Louisiana for over 35 years. As part of the expansion effort, H&S Sealing will become Flex-A-Seal Service Solutions, which aims to expand its capabilities and its ability to service... [Read More]

November 9, 2016
Hallite Seals International has released its new Armorlene high-performance polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) product and material portfolio that encompasses more than 30 product profiles, 26 materials and 18 Armorlene PTFEs. The new portfolio expands the Armorlene product and materials range outside the German and Chinese markets. Armorlene PTFE was developed in response... [Read More]

October 25, 2016
DuPont has launched a new perfluoroelastomer part for use in demanding high volume industrial markets for applications such as sensors, sprayers, injectors, diving seals, and microvalves. The Kalrez CP222 can enable manufacturers to reduce total operating sealing costs due to its longer seal life and high chemical and temperature resistance. The material is well-positioned... [Read More]

October 21, 2016
Frankenthal, Germany-based pump manufacturer KSB has developed a new double mechanical seal in tandem arrangement, which is especially well suited to the particular requirements of dry- and wet-installed wastewater pumps. During development of the 4STQ – a double mechanical seal module – KSB’s engineers strove to ensure that its installation and removal... [Read More]

October 14, 2016
Centrifugal pump manufacturer Sundyne has launched its new improved gearbox output seal, the SundSeal, for customers throughout Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). Developed through extensive research and development, as well as rigorous testing at Sundyne’s Arvada facility, SundSeal improves seal reliability and pump and compressor seal maintenance... [Read More]

October 11, 2016
Italian seal manufacturer Fluiten has been qualified and approved for the vendor list by Petrobel, the oil company managing the Zohr gas field. This is a lengthy and rigorous process in which the financial position of the company, its technical capabilities as well as its manufacturing productivity, are evaluated. The Zohr field is one of the most important gas reserves... [Read More]

September 13, 2016
Boyd Corp., a global provider of energy management and sealing solutions, has completed the purchase of Spec Seals, a US-based specialty O-ring manufacturer. The newly acquired business now operates as a specialty sealing division under the Boyd brand, and has bases of operation in Anaheim, California, and Chicago, Illinois. “This transaction further enhances our... [Read More]

July 27, 2016
Finnish energy technology manufacturer Wärtsilä has released the new REvolution digital management system that controls, monitors, records, and analyses the performance of seals autonomously in real time. The system, incorporating machine learning, predictive modelling, and model predictive control, increases the predictability and reliability of sealing solutions... [Read More]

July 22, 2016
CMD, an Italian manufacturer of gaskets and sealings in graphite, has received five new certifications from the international certification body DNV-GL The certifications concern fugitive emissions and fire safe tests for both CMD’s Armastem and Stemseal stem packing types and a fire safe test for the spiral-wound Spiroguard gasket The Armastem and Stemseal stem... [Read More]

July 1, 2016
US-based Bal Seal Engineering has expanded its line of seal materials to include P78, a high-temperature, high-performance thermoplastic, and P240, a lubricated, fiber-reinforced version of P78. The company says the properties of the new materials make them well-suited for use in the chemical processing and petrochemical industries and in applications requiring high wear... [Read More]

June 29, 2016
Italian seal manufacturer Fluiten has released double cartridge TRHD seals with metal bellows, developed specifically for pumps used at high temperature. Fluiten’s R&D team designed the seals to be able to withstand temperatures of over 176°C, as stipulated by API standards, and they are also able to prevent any leakage of dangerous liquids into the atmosphere. During... [Read More]

March 11, 2016
The independent seal manufacturer C. Otto Gehrckens presents the new COG VarioPur seal range based on thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU/AU). Both the abrasion and the extrusion resistance are at least five times higher than those of the traditional material NBR, which has a Shore A value of 90. Furthermore, the three TPU materials provide high gas tightness and a high... [Read More]

March 2, 2016
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is introducing a new ethylene propylene diene rubber (EPDM) compound called Turel E7Y30, specifically engineered to meet global potable water regulations. Turel E7Y30, with a hardness of 70 durometers, avoids the potential issue of high elongation in automated assembly processes and provides reduced friction, which leads to reduced... [Read More]