Garlock Launches GYLON EPIX ™, Combines Best of 1/16 ″ and 1/8 ″ Gaskets Date: 19 February 2018 Author: garlockchina
PALMYRA, NY (FEBRUARY 19, 2017) – Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has announced the launch of GYLON EPIX ™. The patented next generation in PTFE gasketing features a hexagonal surface profile with superior compressibility and sealing for use in chemical processing environments.
GYLON EPIX ™ will be available in one universal thickness of 3/32 "(2.4mm) that combines the sealing and blowout resistance of a 1/16" (1.6mm) gasket with the compressibility and conformability of a 1/8 "(3.2 mm) gasket. It will be available in the same three materials as traditional GYLON® products; fawn (silica filled PTFE), off-white (barium sulfate filled PTFE) and blue (aluminosilicate microsphere filled PTFE).
"The GYLON® material was the first-to-market low creep restructured PTFE and has been the industry standard for more than 50 years. With the launch of GYLON EPIX ™, Garlock is redefining high performance PTFE gasketing," said Sherwin Damdar, Product Manager – GYLON®. "GYLON EPIX ™ will merge the operating advantages of 1/8" with the performance of 1/16 ", changing the way gaskets are used in a wide spectrum of applications," stated Jim Drago, Principal Applications Engineer.
In metallic flanges, GYLON EPIX ™ performs as well or better than existing 1/16 ”or 1/8” GYLON® gaskets, allowing end-users and distributors to consolidate inventory, lower the risk of using incorrect gasket thicknesses, and reduce stocking costs .
GYLON EPIX ™ will provide improved compressibility and conformability, particularly for large-diameter flanges where misalignment and flatness issues typically drive end users to 1/8 ”thick gaskets. The hexagonal pattern also concentrates the compressive forces generated in flat-face flanges where traditional gaskets have difficulty sealing.
GYLON EPIX ™ will also provide improved sealing in worn and pitted flanges. Historically users have had to resurface flanges in order to achieve an effective seal with traditional gaskets. GYLON EPIX ™ breaks down that barrier with the improved conformability and reduces the need for flange resurfacing . The end result is reduced down time and lower cost of ownership for end users.
The new GYLON EPIX ™ gasketing will be available February 19th, 2018.
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