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Trelleborg introduces new high-performance hydraulic sealing material

14 March 2011

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is claiming a breakthrough with a PTFE based sealing material for hydraulic applications. Testing has shown Turcon M12 to have exceptional performance in terms of wear, friction and high pressure operation. The material is also resistant to many types of media, including a broad range of lubricants. The material provides extended seal life, as well as a wide operating window in terms of temperature, pressure and velocity.

“Turcon M12 has exceeded even our expectations and we believe no other material can give such universally outstanding performance,” says Holger Jordan, who heads up the fluid power technology department within the R&D department at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Stuttgart, Germany.

“On almost every parameter it is better, sometimes very significantly so, than previously recommended compounds, or was at least equal to them. Despite the outstanding performance of many of our sealing materials, we don’t often stand up and say that this is the best in market. But Turcon M12 is truly unrivalled, fitting virtually all hydraulic applications,” he adds.

Before its launch, Turcon M12 was put through its paces in the research lab, undergoing an extensive test program comparing it to best-in-class compounds, against important sealing parameters.

For more detailed information on Turcon M12, including the test results, is available here.


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