Buffalo Niagara Partnership NAFTA forum

nafta-forumBuffalo Niagara Partnership members sat down with Canadian government leaders to discuss the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  Deputy Consul General Khawar Nasim met with members of the Partnership’s Manufacturers Council as America, Canada and Mexico recently held a seventh round of renegotiation talks in Mexico City.

Nasim outlined what Canada is looking for in a new NAFTA agreement and the value of the economic relationship between the three countries.

Seal & Design is proud to be a member of the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and enjoys the opportunities membership allows to engage with other businesses and government representatives to grow and sustain a healthy business climate in Western New York.

Durlon 9000® Gasket Material

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Gasket Resources Inc.’s Durlon® 9000 (blue) and 9000N (neutral) materials are designed for use in process piping and equipment in chemical, pulp & paper, pharmaceutical, oxygen & industrial gases, food & beverage, and other general industrial applications.

These gasket sheets are excellent choices where physical properties such as non-contamination and resistance to highly aggressive chemicals are required.

Durlon® 9000 has been tested, approved and used for chlorine and caustics services. Unlike generic skived PTFE, the various shapes of fillers in Durlon® 9000 are homogeneously blended with pure PTFE resins and do not wick or cause corrosion on flange faces.durlon-white

 

Also, independent testing has shown the fillers in Durlon® 9000 to be more evenly dispersed than filled PTFE with layered construction. Therefore, it has more consistent physical and mechanical properties and does not have voids, separation and chemical compatibility problems found in layered PTFE.

Benefits Versatile & Reliable Seal

  • Recommended for a wider range of severe chemical services than competitive filled PTFE blends
  • Maintains a tighter seal than conventional PTFE gasketing
  • Has a higher bolt torque retention than other filled PTFE  and conventional PTFE gasketing materials
  • Listed in Pamphlet 95 of the Chlorine Institute as an acceptable gasket material for chlorine service
  • Certified for Oxygen Service by the Federal Institute of Materials Testing & Research: Berlin, Germany
  • Conforms to FDA standards
  • Exceptional performance in emissions control

Sheet Size

  • Durlon® 9000 is available in the largest sheet sizes of any conventional or filled PTFE blend gasketing in the industry
  • Allows improved yield with less waste
  • 60″ x 60″ | 60″ x 120″ | 60″ x 180″

Cost Saving Technology

  • Can readily provide large diameter gaskets at extremely competitive prices
  • Eliminates waste and readily available

Contact Seal & Design Inc. for more information about Durlon® 9000 or visit the website here.

PTFE Products

molded-ptfePolytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) also known as Teflon® is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Invented by DuPont, PTFE can be modified and shaped for use as a gasketing material with strong chemical resistance properties.

 

 

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Advantages of using PTFE include:

  • Not affected to most chemicals.
  • Can be used at temperatures up to 500°F (260°C).
  • The lowest coefficient of friction of any solid material.

Seal & Design offers PFTE Gasket materials from producers such as Inertex® and Garlock® GYLON® as well as PTFE O-Rings.

For more information on usage of PTFE products and other sealing solutions using this material contact Seal & Design or visit our website.