Between the Pipes Q2 2021

We’re busy, busy, busy!

In rolling up our sleeves, the world is starting to open up again, and we can finally see the light at the end of the pipeline.

Lots of exciting content coming your way, especially if you habla español. We are translating our technical data and reaching out to our customers in the Spanish-speaking part of the world…stay tuned for more to come on that topic.

We’re also trying to get the word out about our new campaign “Longer Sheets equal Better Yields” – check it out on the Empowering Pumps & Equipment site and watch the accompanying video here!

Sylvia Flegg, Marketing Manager

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Sealing Solutions for General Industry
Durlon delivers sealing solutions for the stringent demands of general industry. From Steam Boilers to Power Plants, we are always committed to helping improve machine efficiency, extend equipment life, and reduce maintenance costs.

There are a number of industries that fall under the term “General” when it comes to ensuring a sealing solution to meet each application’s specific needs. These may include: Filling Equipment, Agricultural & Forestry Equipment, Heavy Equipment, Equipment Builders, Metal & Repair Shops, Package & Skid Manufacturers, and, Building Maintenance. Different industries have different requirements hence the gasket types also vary.

At Durlon, we strive to meet all of your standard and custom sealing requirements, our products are thoroughly tested, and can sustain in the toughest environments.


From interplanetary deep space missions to sealing the fittings between household piping, Polytetrafluoroethylene, commonly referred to as PTFE is used in almost every aspect of our daily lives.

Our Durlon® filled PTFE sheet gasket material is manufactured using a compression molded and skived process which allows for the best control of physical properties and performance. We use cold forming, followed by heat treatment, commonly referred to as sintering; during which polymer particles fuse to form a solid molding.

PTFE lends itself to a wide variety of industrial, manufacturing, and engineering facilities which offers the following advantages:

  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Wide range of service temperature
  • Unlimited shelf life
  • Non-stick, low friction
  • High thermal stability and flame resistance
  • Food grade compliant

PTFE is highly resistant to corrosion due to its chemical inertness. Unfortunately, that same chemical inertness prevents PTFE from being cross-linked like elastomers and is subject to the phenomenon of cold flow – otherwise known as “creep”. To reduce and diminish cold flow, additives are introduced during the preparation of the compounds.

Glass fillers found in Durlon® 9000, and 9000N, gaskets, not only reduce creep but also maintain chemical inertness against aggressive and caustic chemicals and are still considered safe for use by food, drug, and medical services.

Aside from all the great benefits, PTFE gasket material can bring to your various applications, we can offer you longer or continual sheets, which in turn, will give you better yields when cutting!

We offer 60” widths in various thicknesses, and in multiple lengths of 60”, 120”, 180”, 300”, and up to 110 linear feet.

Please feel free to reach out to us at where we will be happy to answer any questions about our PTFE products and purchasing options.

Durlon® 9000 – API 607 Standard 6FA Fire Test, WRAS, TA-Luft (VDI 2440), ASTM G86, Pamphlet 95 (Chlorine Institute), FDA Compliant, USP Class VI Certified, ABS-PDA Certified, EC 1935/2004 Compliant, DNV-GL Accreditation, RoHS Reach Declaration

Durlon® 9000N – FDA compliant, ABS-PDA Certified, USP Class VI Certified, RoHS Reach Declaration


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The Fluid Sealing Association 

Founded in 1933, the FSA is an international trade association. Member companies are involved in the production and marketing of a wide range of fluid sealing devices primarily targeted to the industrial market. FSA members account for a majority of the manufacturing capacity for fluid sealing devices in the Americas market. Learn more.

Industry Tradeshows

(CME) Canadian Mining Expo
Jun 8-9, 2021, Virtual

Hydrovision International
Jul 27-28, 2021, Spokane, Washington

Canada Gas & LNG Conference
Aug 23-25, 2021, Vancouver, BC

Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show
Sep 15-16, 2021, Fort McMurray, Alberta




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 adventure from our gasket guru. See you in August 2021!