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Three decades of problem solving

Published:  07 March, 2016

DuPon Karez perfluoroelastomer parts (FFKM) were developed some three decades ago and have reportedly delivered outstanding sealing reliability throughout, even in the most aggressive production and processing environments.

These high performance products are available in the UK from authorised distributor Dichtomatik. The Kalrez parts are said to improve sealing reliability particularly in conditions where high heat, aggressive chemicals and plasma are utilised. Aerospace and downhole oil and gas applications were said to be some of the first successful applications of Kalrez products where seal failure was unacceptable. The company says an outstanding resistance to fuels, additives, lubricating oils and corrosive chemicals has ensured the high durability expected and achieved with Kalrez products and they also provide a broad chemical and high temperature resistance to acids, amines, ultrapure de-ionised water and strong bases etc. This ensures that chemical/hydrocarbon processing plants can run hotter, longer and with a wider range of chemical products while also providing substantially increased MTBR times and improved operating safety.

With a combination of thermal and chemical performance as well as rubber-like sealing ability Kalrez FDA compliant seals are said to offer the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries the highest level of protection against product contamination and seal failure. Within electronics manufacturing operations, unplanned maintenance due to incompatible sealing materials can also be dramatically reduced.

Dichtomatik   01332 524401    www.dichtomatik-kalrez.co.uk

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