Product News: Materials & Material Processing

Low-Compression Petroz Perfluoroelastomers Compounds are suitable for o-ring applications.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 06, 2017 -

Low-Compression Petroz Perfluoroelastomers Compounds are suitable for chemical processing and refining industry applications. These units are available in Petroz 375 and Petroz 390 variants which offer compression set of 14% after 70 hours at 200°C and 10.5% after 70 hours at 200°C respectively. Products are ideal for custom molded parts in mechanical seals, pumps and valves.

Material & Design Solutions - Houston, TX

Original Press Release

Material & Design Solutions Launches New Low-Compression Set Perfluoroelastomers for Chemical Processing Industry

Press release date: Dec 04, 2017

Material & Design Solutions (MDS), a leading supplier of high-performance elastomeric and thermoplastic components for critical service applications in the oil and gas, fluid handling, and semiconductor markets, has launched a new line of low-compression set perfluoroelastomers (FFKM) compounds for the chemical processing and refining industries. The company’s new Petroz perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) compounds deliver the lowest compression set in the industry and are effective alternatives to Green, Tweed & Co.’s Chemraz® 505 and 510 perfluoroelastomers, and DuPont’s Kalrez® 6375 and 3018 FFKM compounds.

“These new compounds are a major step change for the class of FFKM materials for the chemical processing and refining industries,” said John Jorgensen, president of Material & Design Solutions. “The Petroz series sets a new benchmark for compression set performance and specifically helps our customers meet the challenges of high-pressure, high-temperature environments and extended lifetime service requirements.”

The first grade, Petroz 375, is a 75-durometer grade with a compression set of 14% after 70 hours at 200°C. The 90-durometer grade, Petroz 390, exhibits a compression set of 10.5% after 70 hours at 200°C. Lower compression set results in improved sealing performance in high-pressure, high-temperature environments over extended operating times. These low-compression set Petroz compounds are ideal for o-rings and custom molded parts in mechanical seals, pumps, and valves.

Both Petroz compounds deliver tensile strength, flexural strength, and flexural modulus that is similar to competing perfluoroelastomers. They also exhibit strong resistance to a broad range of chemical media.

The two new Petroz compounds have undergone extensive field testing over the last two years in downhole tool applications. The new perfluoroelastomers are being used in o-ring applications by leading petroleum service companies throughout the world.

MDS is also developing other perfluoroelastomer options for chemical processing and refining use including a rapid gas decompression (RGD)-resistant grade.

About Material & Design Solutions

Material & Design Solutions, based in Houston, is a leading provider of thermoplastic, elastomeric, and metal components for a variety of critical service applications in the oil and gas, fluid handling, and semiconductor markets. MDS boasts a team of seasoned professionals who provide a complete array of quality components, delivered on time, while generating cost savings and improved customer satisfaction. The company is a committed partner in providing critical service industries with high- performance components for a variety of sealing applications in high-temperature, high-pressure, and corrosive environments in the oil and gas and semiconductor markets. Learn more at www.materialanddesign.com.