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HIGH PERFORMANCE SEALS INTRODUCES NEW TECNOFLON® SOLVAY VPL-BASED FKM COMPOUNDS
SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE IN COLD ENVIRONMENTS; IMPROVED CHEMICAL RESISTANCE
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (DECEMBER 5, 2016) - High Performance Seals now offers two new Tecnoflon® VPL FKM compounds with exceptional new sealing properties:
- F-7067: 75 durometer Solvay VPL 85540 based FKM (TR10 -40°C)
- F-7068: 75 durometer Solvay VPL 85730 based FKM (TR10 -30°C)
Tecnoflon® VPL is a new series of low temperature peroxide-curable FKM grades, featuring the lowest cold temperature flexibility among all fluoroelastomers - with TR10 as low as -40ºC. It shows the lowest cold temperature flexibility; no loss of chemical resistance; and improved sealing and mechanical properties. VPL resists aggressive media like ethanol/fuel and methonol/fuel mixtures.
The unique combination of both low temperature and broad chemical resistance makes these sealing compounds ideal for demanding applications like the latest automotive engine technologies (including high performance fuel injection systems), chemical processing industries, oil drilling in excessively cold environments, aerospace, oil and gas energy markets, diesel injection, mechanical devices operating at elevated temperatures, and more.
For more information about these compounds, please call our sales department at 877.796.0123.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SEALS INTRODUCES ITS NEW UL APPROVED N-7575 75 DUROMETER NITRILE COMPOUND
IDEAL FOR NUMEROUS PETROLEUM APPLICATIONS AND DESIGNED FOR EASY COMPOUND SUBSTITUTION
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (OCTOBER 10, 2016) - High Performance Seals is pleased to announce a new NBR compound, featuring numerous Underwriters Laboratories recognitions under UL Standard No. 157, “Gaskets and Seals.” Based on our popular N-7079 material, N-7575 represents an enhancement with additional UL end use recognitions, as well as changes which facilitate substitution for various competitor compounds in numerous UL certified devices.
UL approved end use applications include:
- B – Gasoline
- C – Gasoline/alcohol blends up to 15% alcohol (ethanol and methanol)
- D – Naptha or kerosene
- F – Manufactured or natural gas
- J – Liquefied petroleum gas (LP gas)
- UL 50/50E
- UL 87A & UL 2586A (static and dynamic)
- UL 87B & UL 2586B (static and dynamic)
- 100% MTBE
*A wide assortment of certified compounds are available. UL compounds provided by High Performance Seals originate from RT Dygert, a certified UL compound manufacturer/supplier.
HIGH PERFORMANCE SEALS RECEIVES NSF 51 CERTIFICATION FOR SIX FOOD CONTACT COMPOUNDS
APROVED FOR SOLID AND LIQUID FOOD CONTACT IN MANUFACTURING
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (MARCH 24, 2015) – The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) has approved six High Performance Seals sealing materials for manufacturing applications where these materials come in contact with food products.
NSF is the largest global organization in inspecting and certifying materials that come into contact with foodstuffs. Certification requires strict criteria, testing and compliance for the purity and hygienic safety of these materials. The NSF/ANSI 51 certification applies to seals, gaskets, valves and more.
The six materials authorized for the NSF mark for food contact are*:
- EPDM: E-7042, Gray
- NBR: N-7086, Black
- Viton™: F-7044, Black
- Viton™: F-7045, Green
- Silicone: S-7015, Clear
- Silicone: S-7021, Clear
In addition to NSF 51, these materials are also 3-A Sanitary listed and and comply with 21CFR 177-2600, “Rubber Articles Intended for Repeated Use” (with food).
*A wide assortment of certified compounds are available. NSF compounds provided by High Performance Seals originate from RT Dygert, a certified NSF compound manufacturer/supplier.
WE ARE AUTHORIZED TO USE 3-A SYMBOL FOR SANITARY STANDARDS
Number 18-03 for Multiple Use Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (JUNE 30, 2014) – High Performance Seals has introduced seven more materials that qualify for the 3-A Symbol under 3-A Sanitary Standards, Inc. They meet the Standard 18-03 for “Multiple Use Rubber and Rubber-Like Materials,” and include one NBR (black), two Viton™ (one black and one green), one EPDM (grey) and three Silicones (all translucent). The 3-A designation represents the cooperative set of standards by professional sanitarians, equipment manufacturers and processors. These groups represent associations like the National Association for Food Protection, the Food Processing Suppliers Association, the International Dairy Foods Association and the American Dairy Products Institute, among others. The designation assures products that High Performance Seals supplies continue to meet sanitary standards for protecting food from contamination. For more information about our 3-A certified products, please visit highperformanceseals.com