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New Gasket Tackles Tough Tasks

Patterned material provides enhanced compressibility for better sealing

By Jim Drago, Garlock Sealing Technologies
Oct 21, 2019

Gaskets are ubiquitous components in a processing plant. Every flange, equipment joint and connection point will have some form of gasket to prevent fluids from compromising (i.e., leaking from) a process system. However, effective sealing can pose challenges. A new form of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) gasket, Gylon Epix, already has successfully addressed a number of persistent problems at plants.

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