Isolast(R) J9876 – Is It the Ultimate Material for Mechanical Seals?

Magic Bullet of Mechanical Seals – One Trelleborg Material Fits Most Sealing Requirements

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a leading provider of sealing technology, has just launched Isolast(R) J9876, which is a brand new perfluoroelastomer that has numerous properties particularly useful for mechanical seals. One thing that sets the compound apart from others is that there’s no need to use multiple grades of materials that support various applications.

Even better, among all the perfluoroelastomers available in the market, the Isolast(R) J9876 offers the widest range of media resistance at increased temperatures. As a result, the compound from Trelleborg provides remarkable long-term retention of physical properties.

The Many Applications of Isolast(R) J9876 Mechanical Seals

Isolast(R) J9876 mechanical seals work well with practically all media. It’s highly resistant to extreme temperatures, and can be used in applications that involve water and steam. It also complies with USP Class VI standards, and can be used in the pharmaceutical industry.

According to Steven Farnsworth, the CPS processing equipment segment manager of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas, the Isolast(R) J9876 is the newest breakthrough material in sealing technology. It is designed to offer a balance between exceptional media compatibility and impressive thermal resistance.

Farnsworth added that another reason why this perfluoroelastomer is ideal as a mechanical seal material is that it has an enhanced compression set as well as surprisingly delightful temperature capabilities. All these means that Isolast(R) J9876 can stand up to higher temperature and chemical exposure without losing various mechanical properties that make the compound great for sealing.

Isolast(R) J9876 – What Can It Do?

The temperature range of the compound is from 19 to 527 degrees Fahrenheit (-7 degrees to 275 degrees Celsius) and its peaks go up to 599 degrees Fahrenheit (315 degrees Celsius).

The perfluoroelastomer seal also comes in different forms, such as gasket, O-Ring, moulded part, and rubber-to-metal bonded components, which include gate and door seals.

Other applications for Isolast(R) J9876 include:

· Pumps

· Chemical processing systems

· Valves

· Refineries

· Power generation equipment

· Semiconductor applications that aren’t directly subjected to plasma sources

About Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

One of the top providers of sealing products, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is a developer, maker, and distributor of precision mechanical seals. The markets it supports include the industrial, aerospace, and automotive sectors. It has over 20 production centres as well as 40 marketing companies around the world.

Among the brands found in the company’s portfolio are:

1. Chase Walton

2. Busak+Shamban

3. Forsheda

4. Dowty

5. Palmer Chenard

6. GNL

7. Skega

8. Shamban

9. Stefa

Trelleborg’s array of proprietary materials and products include Zurcon, Turcon, Orkot, Stepseal, Isolast, and Wills Rings.

A global industrial group that specializes in advanced polymer technology, Trelleborg has been developing high-performance sealing products and solutions specifically for demanding industrial applications. The Trelleborg Group employs approximately 20,000 employees in over 40 countries. The Group is made of:

· Trelleborg Automotive

· Trelleborg Engineered Systems

· Trelleborg Wheel Systems

· Trelleborg Sealing Solutions

Ever since 1964, Trelleborg’s share has been included in the OMX Nordic List, Large Cap, and in the Stockholm Stock Exchange. Trelleborg has long been playing a major role in the mechanical seals industry.