The New Year is in full force!

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2024! We hope you’re enjoying any new beginnings and resolutions you may have for this year! These past two months, we’ve been plotting and scheming with some new ideas coming your way. As the days are getting longer and brighter (about time), let’s keep the energy high and gears turning! Check out our highlights for our latest updates and let’s dive into the world of gaskets!

Highlights to check out:
  • Our Gasket Manual is being updated to include detailed gasket installation procedures.
  • 4 additional 3D Interactive Videos coming your way!
  • Coming soon – Podcasts, Comprehensive Gasket Installation Webpage, Blogs, and more!

Keep tuning in for much more in the next quarter…we always have more projects up our sleeves!

Maleigh Henderson, Marketing Coordinator

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Featured Product – Durlon® 9000

Durlon 8600

Durlon® 9000 is our tried and true when it comes to appealing to industries where highly aggressive chemicals are required. It is used extensively in chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage, and the railroad tank car industries. It has been tested and approved for liquid chlorine, caustics, gaseous oxygen, and high purity applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

Durlon® 9000 possesses its physical and mechanical properties through the homogeneous blending of pure PTFE resins with different shapes of inorganic fillers. This material is well-suited for application in steel flanges, distinguishing itself from virgin PTFE by avoiding cold flow issues and overcoming the hardness problems often found in other filled PTFE gasket products. Additionally, it facilitates easy cutting and clean separation from flanges after use.

Download the technical data sheet for Durlon® 9000 here

Durlon 9000 Physical Properties
Note: ASTM properties based on 1/16″ sheet thickness except ASTM F38, which is based on 1/32″ sheet thickness. This is a general guide only and should not be the sole means of accepting or rejecting this material. The data listed here falls within the normal range of product properties but should not be used to establish specification limits nor used alone as the basis of design.


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Featured Industry – Food and Beverage

Juice bottles on conveyor belt
The expansive and intricate global food and beverage sector plays a crucial role in nourishing the world’s population and significantly contributes to the worldwide economy, boasting a market value exceeding $5 trillion. This industry spans activities ranging from cultivating and harvesting crops to processing and packaging food and beverage products. Continuously evolving, it is propelled by technological advancements and shifts in consumer preferences.

Durlon® acknowledges the diverse challenges encountered by the food and beverage processing industry. Compliance with rigorous international safety and hygiene standards is imperative for every product. The materials utilized in processing equipment must not release any chemicals into the food items and must effectively prevent leaks or malfunctions that could potentially expose products to contamination. Additionally, sealing materials employed in the production process must be capable of withstanding aggressive substances like cleaning agents, greases, and extreme high and low temperatures. This is precisely why our sealing solutions exhibit outstanding performance in food and beverage applications, ensuring unparalleled product integrity, safety, and minimized downtime.

Our Food and Beverage industry related gaskets have achieved numerous certifications for WRAS approved Material, USP Class VI, FDA, API 6FB Fire Tests and conform to FDA 21 CFR 177.2600 rubber articles intended for repeated use.

Our Durlon® products, compliant with FDA regulations, find application in mixers, homogenizers, blenders, and various other food processing machinery. All raw materials and finished products undergo rigorous testing in our in-house laboratory, ensuring adherence to our elevated quality standards at every stage of the production process. This commitment is reflected in the exceptional performance of our sealing solutions in food and beverage applications, delivering unmatched product integrity, safety, and minimized downtime.

Read about our Sealing Solutions for the Food and Beverage industry here, and download the literature including a “Beer Production Flow Process Diagram” showing where Durlon® products are used.


Industry Trade Shows

Gasketing/Converting Expo – March 18-20, 2024
The Gasketing/Converting Expo (G/C Expo for short) is a biennial event presented by the GFA. It provides a unique and valuable opportunity for fabricators and suppliers alike.

The Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, FL, USA

Fluid Sealing Association Spring Meeting – March 18-20, 2024
Join us at the FSA Spring Interim Meeting connecting with industry leaders in all sealing divisions!

Philadelphia Airport Marriott
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Canada Gas Exhibition & Conference – May 7-9, 2024
Discover how Canada, the fifth-largest natural gas producer and the sixth-largest exporter globally, is committed to supplying ethical and clean gas.

Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC, Canada



Next issue highlights: Industry and product focus. We’ll share a new video, news, and upcoming events. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel and we hope to tickle your funny bone with another comic strip. See you in May 2024!