Closing in on 2023

We hope our final issue of 2023 finds you well and ready to dive into the latest scoop from our ever-evolving world of sealing. It’s hard to believe that summer has come and gone, but the fall breeze brings with it a fresh batch of updates and insights that are sure to warm you up.

Highlights to check out:
  • Try our All NEW Chat Bot – See Icon bottom right of page
  • NEW Case Studies webpage
  • A NEW dedicated Video Library webpage
  • And “Coming Soon” – a brand new section referencing gasket installation procedures.

Stay tuned for more to come in 2024!

Austin Boyd, Marketing Coordinator

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Featured Product – Durlon® 8600

Durlon 8600

Durlon® 8600 is A quality compressed sheet gasket material for use in process industries including pulp and paper, power, petrochemical as well as general industry where a “white” gasket material is often required such as food and beverage, pharmaceutical and plastics.

Durlon® 8600 contains high-strength aramid and inorganic fibres bonded with a high-grade SBR rubber. It exhibits good compressibility, recovery, sealability, flexibility, cutting characteristics and is California Proposition 65 and RoHS Reach Declaration compliant. Durlon® 8600 also features a release agent on both sides ensuring good anti-stick properties.

Durlon® 8600 is approved for use in services such as water, steam, air inert gases, alcohols, dilute acids, alkalis ammonia and many other liquids and gases.

Download the technical data sheet for Durlon® 8600 here

Durlon 8600 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 – Water and Wastewater

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The water and wastewater industry is a critical component of many other industries and plays a vital role in ensuring the smooth operation of the various sectors. Many industries generate wastewater as a by-product of their flow processes, and in turn, use treated water.

Wastewater is mainly generated through processes that typically involve the use of large quantities of water to transport, separate, and process raw materials. During these processes, the water becomes contaminated with various substances made up of organic and inorganic compounds. These contaminants can also include chemicals used in the production process, such as bleaching, dyes, and sizing agents.

Industrial wastewater is produced by many sources; Examples of these sources include:

Agriculture: The agricultural industry generates wastewater from various activities such as irrigation, animal husbandry, and food processing. Irrigation runoff and agricultural discharges can contain nutrients, pesticides, and sediment that can adversely affect water quality. Additionally, wastewater generated from animal husbandry operations, such as dairy farms and feed-lots, can contain high levels of organic matter and nutrients. Treated wastewater can be used for irrigation in agriculture, and is particularly beneficial in areas with limited freshwater resources or during drought conditions.

General Manufacturing: Many manufacturing processes require large quantities of water for cooling, cleaning, and process control. Treated water can be used in place of freshwater for these purposes, reducing the demand for natural resources.

Pulp and Paper: The pulp and paper industry uses treated water for pulp processing and wastewater treatment. Treated water can be used for these processes and for non-potable uses such as cooling towers and boilers.

Metal Fabrication: The steel industry uses treated water for cooling and process control, as well as for the de-scaling of steel surfaces.

Chemical and Pharmaceutical: The chemical and pharmaceutical industries generate wastewater from manufacturing processes that use large quantities of water for cooling, cleaning, and processing.

Food and Beverage: The food and beverage industry generates wastewater from cleaning, food processing, and cooking operations. Treated water can be used in the manufacturing process for cleaning and sanitation, as well as for cooking and brewing.

Power Generation: The power generation industry generates wastewater from various activities, including cooling water discharge, flue gas desulfurization, and ash handling. Cooling water discharge is one of the largest sources of wastewater from power plants, as large amounts of water are required to cool the turbines and other equipment. Flue gas desulfurization generates wastewater containing contaminants such as sulfur, calcium, and heavy metals, while ash handling generates wastewater with high levels of dissolved solids and metals.

Oil and Gas: The oil and gas industry generates wastewater from drilling, hydraulic fracturing, and refining operations. Treated water can be used for hydraulic fracturing, cooling, and processing operations, as well as for dust suppression and irrigation.

Mining: The mining industry generates wastewater from extraction, processing, and transportation activities. Treated water may used for dust suppression, ore processing, and mineral separation.

Overall, the use of treated water in various industries can help reduce freshwater demand and promote sustainability. However, the generation of wastewater from these industries highlights the importance of proper wastewater management and treatment to protect public health and the environment.

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


Industry Trade Shows

Irrigation Show 2023 – Nov 27 – Dec 1, 2023
The Irrigation Show brings the brightest minds and the latest innovations in irrigation to one place.

San Antonio Convention Center
San Antonio, TX, USA

AEMA Annual Meeting 2023 – Dec 3-8, 2023
The second largest and longest running annual mining convention in the U.S. The AEMA Annual Meeting hosts a strong technical program; prominent, informative speakers and timely, relevant short courses.

Nugget Casino Resort
Sparks, NV, USA

Groundwater Week – Dec 5-7, 2023
Groundwater Week is the industry’s premier annual event providing exceptional educational offerings and networking opportunities.

Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV, 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 February 2024!