19 April, 2018

Trelleborg launches low friction seal material

01 April, 2016

A seal material from Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, designed to accelerate performance in motorsport, was showcased to the industry at the recently held Autosport International 2016 exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.


Turcon M12 is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) based sealing material. The compound is claimed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to offer unrivalled performance against key hydraulic sealing characteristics such as friction, wear and high-pressure operation.

It is medium-filled with a complex mix of non-abrasive mineral fibers combined with additives and has been rigorously tested, comparing it to best-in-class compounds against important sealing parameters.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ UK technical manager, Andrew Longdon, comment: “Before its launch, Turcon M12 was put through its paces in the research lab, undergoing an extensive test program. Results showed that Turcon M12 is resistant to virtually all media, including a broad range of lubricants, and has outstanding low friction characteristics and wear resistance.

Exceeded expectations

“It has exceeded even our expectations, and in our opinion, no other material can give such universally exceptional performance as it provides end users with an extended seal life, as well as a wide operating window in temperature, pressure and velocity.

“Despite the outstanding performance of many of our seal materials, we don’t often stand up and say that this is the best in market. However, Turcon M12 is truly unrivalled and it can fit virtually all hydraulic applications.”

Trelleborg devoted a considerable amount of time to research and develop the Turcon M12 material that is compatible with a broad range of lubricants. The material also had to demonstrate minimal wear with excellent friction characteristics at extreme temperatures, high pressures and rapid velocities.

Turcon M12 was developed by Trelleborg Sealing Solutions in Helsingør, Denmark, and tested in the R&D labs in Stuttgart, Germany, and Fort Wayne, Indiana in the US.

www.trelleborg.com




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