Sealants overview brochure


For more than 50 years, the Sealant Technologies Group of W. L. Gore & Associates has focused on the factors that enable more reliable sealing of piping systems, vessels, pumps and valves. Our singular focus has resulted in the development of innovative and top-performing gaskets and packings. We’ve also established a comprehensive technical services program, specially designed to help customers determine the best solutions for their toughest sealing applications.

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GORE GFO Fiber Overview

Packing for industrial applications

GORE® GFO® Fiber Overview

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Compression packing has been around since the beginning of the industrial revolution. It is still used extensively today in equipment where plant operators understand the advantages of managing the warning signs of a degrading pump packing versus sudden failure mode of mechanical seals. Experienced operators know to watch out for tell-tale signs of packing degradation, such as an increase in flush water use, the need for gland follower adjustments, a hot running or even a smoking pump.

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