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PTFE Envelope Gaskets

In flange connections where there are high levels of chemi­cal attack, PTFE envelope gaskets are used. Due to the cold flow affinity of unfilled PTFE, use is mainly made of PTFE composites and PTFE envelope gaskets which have increased resistance to stress relaxation

Due to their high chemical resistance and outstanding sealing properties, PTFE-envelope gaskets have proven excellent when used at fluctuating pressures and tempera­tures ranging from -195°C to +250°C. Glass tubes, metal-enveloped glass tubes and glass equipment from labora­tory or pilot installations can be connected up as easily as enamelled, coated or lined pipes and equipment in large plants.

PTFE envelope gaskets are particularly useful with aggres­sive chemicals in the chemical industry, due to their high resistance strength. PTFE is also physiologically harmless, and so can be used in the food and pharmaceutical sectors.

Apart from their high resistance to chemicals, PTFE is also extremely anti-adhesive. This non-stick effect means that no material will adhere to the surface of the PTFE.

PTFE envelope gaskets consist of a stable gasket insert and a PTFE envelope. Only high-quality, non-porous PTFE is used for the envelope, so as to protect the insert against chemical attack. The PTFE envelopes are open onto the outer or inner diameter, or encase the entire insert, depend­ing on what is required. The envelope is 0.5 mm thick and therefore very stable. Lathed envelopes can be produced with an internal diameter 2 to 4 mm thicker to provide greater diffusion sealing.

Applications

  • Virtually all media or where bolt load is limited
  • Food and pharmaceutical applications

Typical Properties

Typical Specifications

MaterialVirgin PTFE envelope
ColourWhite
Insert KLINGERSIL® 2.0mm thickness insert material

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