Feelin’ HOT HOT HOT!

Depending on where you’re located, the summer heat has been hitting a record high as Mother Nature seems to be dishing it out in waves! This momentum has continued in a similar fashion with our Marketing efforts! We’re “bringing it on” with new content to keep our Durlon audience excited and engaged.

Highlights to check out:
  • All NEW “Industries” content includes interactive 3D videos and literature featuring general manufacturing flow process diagrams showing where our gaskets are best used.
  • NEW blog section
  • Content dedicated to Emissions Containment
  • And “Coming Soon” – a brand new section referencing gasket installation procedures.

Stay tuned for more to come in the next issue!

Sylvia Flegg, Global Marketing Manager

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Featured Product – Durlon® 9600

Durlon 9600

Durlon® 9600 is an expanded PTFE gasket, made with only pure PTFE resins, designed for use in process piping and equipment, in chemical, pulp and paper, food and beverage and other general industrial applications where resistance to highly aggressive chemicals is required.

This ePTFE gasket material is suitable for sealing steel flanges and flanges with irregular surfaces and where a highly compressible gasket is required. It will not exhibit the cold flow problems associated with virgin PTFE, or the hardness problems of some filled PTFE products. It has excellent sealability, cuts easily and separates cleanly from flanges after use.

Durlon® 9600 is FDA compliant, ABS-PDA, and USP Class VI certified.

Download the technical data sheet for Durlon® 9600 here, and read our latest blog “Pros and Cons of ePTFE Gasket Material” here.


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Featured Industry – Pharmaceutical

drugs being manufactured
The pharmaceutical industry is a crucial part of the healthcare sector, responsible for creating, producing, and distributing various medications and healthcare products. Among the products, prescription drugs and vaccines are the most prominent and profitable, developed through rigorous research, clinical trials, and regulatory approval. Over-the-counter medications are also significant, catering to mild to moderate symptoms.

The manufacturing process for pharmaceutical products encompasses essential stages to ensure quality, safety, and efficacy. Research and development involve identifying potential products and conducting preclinical studies, followed by clinical trials in human patients. Formulation development designs the recipe for the final product, considering dosage, bioavailability, and stability.

The manufacturing stage involves large-scale production, usually involving mixing, granulation, compression, and coating, performed in a sterile environment to maintain product integrity. Quality control is fundamental throughout the process, with multiple tests for physical, chemical, and microbiological aspects at different stages to meet strict standards.

In the pharmaceutical industry, gasketing materials play a vital role, particularly ePTFE (expanded polytetrafluoroethylene) gaskets. These specialized gaskets are crucial in ensuring a hygienic and secure manufacturing process for pharmaceutical products. ePTFE gaskets possess exceptional properties that make them ideal for pharmaceutical applications.

One crucial aspect is their inertness and non-reactive nature, as ePTFE gaskets are highly resistant to chemicals and do not contaminate the pharmaceutical products during the manufacturing process. This is of utmost importance in pharmaceuticals, where maintaining the purity and integrity of medications is critical for patient safety and efficacy.

Additionally, ePTFE gaskets offer excellent sealing capabilities, ensuring that the manufacturing processes are tightly sealed and preventing any potential leakage or contamination that could compromise the product’s quality. This is essential for maintaining the sterility and consistency of pharmaceutical products.

Moreover, ePTFE gaskets are known for their high-temperature resistance and resilience, which are valuable in pharmaceutical manufacturing processes that may involve extreme conditions.

In summary, the pharmaceutical industry is essential for healthcare, and its products undergo a comprehensive manufacturing process to ensure quality and safety. Within this process, ePTFE gasketing materials play a vital role in maintaining product purity, preventing contamination, and upholding sterility standards, making them of significant importance to the pharmaceutical industry.

Read about our Sealing Solutions for the Pharmaceutical industry here, and download the literature including an “Aspirin Flow Process Diagram” showing where Durlon® products are used.


Industry Trade Shows

UESI Pipelines Conference – Aug 12-16, 2023
Share and gain valuable knowledge related to planning, designing, constructing, renewing, operating, managing and maintaining pipeline assets

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter
San Antonio, TX, USA

Oil Sands Conference – Sept 13-14, 2023
Your source for new suppliers and experts for operations and maintenance, health and safety, automation, energy efficiency decarbonation and so much more.

Suncor Community Leisure Centre
Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Turbomachinery and Pump Symposia – Sept 26-28, 2023
A vital industry event, offering a forum for the exchange of ideas between rotating equipment engineers and technicians worldwide.

George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas, USA



Next issue highlights: Industry and product focus. We’ll share a new video, news, and upcoming events you may want to look into. And of course, we will put those genius brains to the work again and tickle your funny bone with another comic strip. See you in November 2023!