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NATURAL FIBRE YARNS

Also known as vegetable or cellulose fibres, they have been used in packings longer than man-made fibres.

The chief advantage of natural fibre yarns is their low cost. They can be used in mildly acid and caustic applications and are generally lubricated with either PTFE or graphite.

Flax fibers are particularly resistant to water rot and highly suited for use in sea water applications such as stern tubes. They also have good abrasion resistance and are therefore well suited for use on slurry applications.

K2168 - Graphite Lubricated

Construction

Using the cross braiding system, K2168 is manufactured from high quality natural fibre yarns and is lubricated with graphite flakes.

Services

Low cost general purpose mechanical packing. Suitable for low performance duties.

Typical Applications

Reported Values of Performance*

Temperature Range0°C - 100°C
Pressure Range0 - 10 Bar
Sliding Velocity6 m/s
pH Range6 - 9

K2170 - Doulon® Lubricated

Construction

Using the KLINGER®-Lock braiding system, K2170 is manufactured from high quality natural fibre yarns and is lubricated with Doulon®.

Services

Low cost general purpose mechanical packing. Suitable for low performance duties. The doulon lubricant makes this style more suitable for abrasive applications.

Typical Applications

Reported Values of Performance*

Temperature Range0°C - 100°C
Pressure Range0 - 10 Bar
Sliding Velocity8 m/s
pH Range5 - 9

K4307 - PTFE Lubricated

Construction

Using the KLINGER®-Lock braiding system, K4307 is manufactured from high quality natural fibre yarns and is lubricated with PTFE.

Services

Low cost general purpose mechanical packing. Suitable for low performance duties. The PTFE lubricant makes this style more suitable for clean service applications.

Typical Applications

Reported Values of Performance*

Temperature Range0°C - 90°C
Pressure Range0 - 10 Bar
Sliding Velocity 5 m/s
pH Range6 - 9

*Maximum values – temperature, pH and speed should not be combined in any one application without careful consideration. Common sense balancing factors are always wise.

Contact your local sales representative or our Gland Packing Product Specialist for further information and expert advice.