Sealing Solutions for Primary Metals

The following literature provides a basic overview of the production of Primary Metals (Including General and Heavy Industries). View by turning the pages using the arrow on the right side (we recommend expanding to full-screen mode), double-click on a page to zoom in or out, or Download here.


The following 3D Interactive Video displays the general flow process of copper production using the hydrometallurgy method. Instructions are below.


  • Click on the play button to start the video.
  • For best viewing while in “play” mode, we recommend expanding to full-screen mode. Do this by clicking on the bottom right icon.
  • Once the video begins, use the forward or rewind buttons that will appear at the bottom of the screen as you motion your mouse to that area.
  • When in the play mode, you can zoom in or out of the mechanical elements by using the scroll feature of your mouse, or simply use your mouse curser to click and drag the scene around to locate all the elements. Click on any of the Durlon products that appear in the pop-up windows to be directed to more information of that products features.
  • Click the escape button of your keyboard to return to the original screen mode.

The primary metals industry encompasses the extraction, refining, and processing of raw materials to produce metal products, playing a critical role in construction, manufacturing, transportation, and energy sectors. Its main focus lies in the production of base metals like iron, steel, aluminum, copper, lead, zinc, and nickel, which are vital for manufacturing automobiles, aircraft, appliances, infrastructure, packaging materials, and electrical equipment.

Playing a major role in supplying raw materials to heavy industry sectors, steel manufacturers rely on iron ore and other metals to produce steel, used in the construction of buildings, bridges, and infrastructure projects. Similarly, aluminum producers provide the metal for aircraft, automotive manufacturing, and other heavy machinery applications.

The primary metals industry also intersects with heavy and general industry sectors related to energy production and transportation. Metals play a vital role in power generation, including the construction of turbines, pipelines, and electrical transmission infrastructure. Additionally, metals are used in the manufacturing of vehicles, including automobiles, ships, and aircraft, which are crucial for transportation and logistics.

DurlonĀ® offers a versatile array of gaskets used in numerous heavy and general industrial mechanical systems and play a crucial role in ensuring proper sealing, preventing leaks, and maintaining the integrity of various mechanical components across these many sectors.

Below is a list of DurlonĀ® gasket recomendations for the components within the production of Primary Metals/Heavy and General Industry: