Simrit Debuts Expanded Portfolio of Ventoguard(TM) NBR Materials at WINDPOWER 2011

ANAHEIM, Calif. - To meet the extreme demands of the evolving windpower industry, Simrit will debut its expanded line of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) sealing materials during the WINDPOWER 2011 show in Anaheim, Calif. from May 22 to 25 (booth #1529). Simrit's two new NBR developments are part of its Ventoguard(TM) line of materials specifically designed to offer superior grease and ozone resistance, low compression set and low-temperature capability.

"The windpower industry is growing and evolving at a rapid pace," said Reddy Tudi, sales director, renewable energy, Simrit. "To meet the unique needs of this developing industry, Simrit engineers are continually driving the development of materials and seals that will extend the performance of windpower applications."

Ventoguard 453 and Ventoguard 454 are the next-generation of Simrit's well-established line of proven NBR materials. Primarily used in slewing bearing profile seals in wind turbines, both materials were developed for long-term reliability and superior resistance to environmental and chemical concerns.

Additionally, each material was designed to address a specific windpower-related challenge with the ultimate goal of helping prolong the maintenance cycle of the sealing application. Ventoguard 453 is a premium material that offers excellent cold flexibility, very good compression set and demonstrates superior aging in several greases, including Kluber, Fuchs and Mobil. Simrit's Ventoguard 454, also a new premium material, provides superior compression set and is optimized for use in Shell Rhodina BBZ greases.

For additional information or to speak with a Simrit expert about the company's NBR material innovations, stop by the Simrit booth (#1529) during WINDPOWER 2011 held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California from May 22 to 25 or visit

Simrit is part of the group Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, which has total annual sales of more than $7 billion. The global Freudenberg and NOK companies offer an extensive portfolio of precision-manufactured products for the aerospace, agriculture, appliance, construction, energy, fluid power, mechanical power generation, mechanical power transmission and recreational markets. For more information, visit the Simrit website at



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