Low-Load Gaskets seal metallic and non-metallic piping systems.

Press Release Summary:

Designed to seal lightweight metallic, plastic, and fiberglass flanges that cannot provide proper loads required to compress conventional fiber or PTFE gaskets, 3504 and 3505 GYLON® STRESS SAVER® Gaskets are suited for industrial and hygienic applications, respectively. Molded, raised, concentric ribs allow for concentrated gasket load and tight seal. Made of 100% GYLON® PTFE with glass microspheres, one-piece gaskets offer cold-flow and creep resistance, eliminating need for frequent retorquing.

Original Press Release:

Garlock® Expands Line of Low-load Gaskets

New GYLON® STRESS SAVER® gaskets offered for both industrial and hygienic applications

Palmyra, N.Y., -- Garlock Sealing Technologies has expanded its line of low-load gaskets for sealing metallic and non-metallic piping systems with the addition of its 3504 GYLON® STRESS SAVER® gasket for industrial applications such as chemical processing, semiconductor production and pulp and paper. Also being added is the 3505 GYLON® STRESS SAVER® for potable water applications.

The new gaskets are designed to seal lightweight metallic, plastic and fiberglass flanges that cannot provide the proper loads required to compress conventional fiber or PTFE gaskets. The molded, raised, concentric ribs allow for a more concentrated gasket load, creating a tighter seal with less torque on both flat and raised face flanges.

The gasket material - 100% GYLON® PTFE with glass microspheres - provides superior cold-flow and creep resistance, eliminating the need for frequent retorquing. In ongoing laboratory testing under controlled conditions, a 3504 GYLON® STRESS SAVER ® gasket installed in fiberglass flanges has logged more than 3,000 thermal cycles without leaking or needing to be retorqued.

The field-proven Blue GYLON® material gives the gaskets better chemical resistance and higher temperature (-450 oF to +500 oF) and pressure capabilities than other low-load gaskets. In addition the one-piece construction prevents leaching, delamination and foldover for easy installation, removal, and more reliable service.

Style 3504 is in compliance with FDA and USP Class VI requirements, and style 3505 undergoes special manufacturing and packaging requirements to meet NSF-61 certification for potable water applications.

For more information, contact Chris Hicks, Garlock Sealing Technologies, 1666 Division Street, Palmyra, NY 14522 USA, Tel: 800-448-6688; Fax: 800-543-0598; Email: chris.hicks@garlock.com.

About Garlock Sealing Technologies

Garlock Sealing Technologies LLC, an EnPro Industries (NPO: NYSE) company, is the acknowledged leader in high-performance, fluid-sealing products for the global process industries. These include compression packing, gasketing, hydraulic components, dynamic seals and metal gaskets, as well as expansion joints for industrial piping systems. For more information about the company and its products, visit www.garlock.com.

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