Between the Pipes Q4 2020

How do we sum up 2020?

I’m sure we all feel the same about this very unusual year as it affected us all in various ways and not to mention, on a global scale. With the following relatable terms and reactions: Zoom calls – “I think your mic is muted”, Face masks – the new rear-view mirror ornament, and Toilet paper – I still don’t understand that one…it’s been a heck of a year!

As we adhered to the “New Normal”, we still kept our focus on implementing as many marketing plans as possible…making a list and checking it twice; we can proudly look back at our accomplishments and hope to maintain the same momentum for next year.

Stay tuned for 2021…it’s just around the corner.

Sylvia Flegg, Marketing Manager

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Heavy Industry

The term “Heavy Industry” is typically comprised of large and heavy products/equipment and facilities, consisting of complex or numerous processes.

The main focus of “Heavy Industry” is selling its goods to other industrial customers, rather than to the end consumer. So being considered as part of the supply chain of other products, “Heavy Industry” may include: the fuel industry, metallurgy, machine-building and metalworking, the chemical and petrochemical industries, the timber and wood-processing industry, the pulp and paper industry, and the building-materials industry.


Durlon® 8500 is a high performance compressed gasket material for use in process industries including pulp & paper, food & beverage, pharmaceutical, hydrocarbon, chemical, refinery and general industry. Durlon® 8500 is suitable for oils, water, steam, new generation refrigerants, dilute acids and alkalis and many other liquids and gases. Passed API 6FB Fire Test and conforms to FDA in 21 CFR 177.2600

Industry Applications:

Water & Wastewater, Mining, Food & Beverage, OEM Services, Petrochemical, General Industrial, Chemical Processing, Heavy Industrial and Refining


• API 6FB Fire Test

• RoHS Reach Declaration compliant

• Conforms to the FDA requirements of 21 CFR 177.2600


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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 about membership.

Welcome to the Fluid Sealing Association KnowledgeBase!

The FSA KnowledgeBase is a source of highly reliable technical information regarding seals and sealing systems – and is FREE to all who wish to set up a complimentary account. Learn more here.

Industry Tradeshows

Fugitive Emissions Summit Americas
Dec 9-10, 2020, Royal Sonnesta Houston Galleria, Houston, TX




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 February 2021!