Ultra-Low Temperature Perfluoroelastomer

Due to our years of experience and the knowledge our polymer technologists have acquired, at TRP Polymer Solutions, we have the experience and technical capabilities to manufacture ultra-low temperature O-rings from extremely durable FFKM materials. Our ultra-low temperature TRPlast™ Perfluoroelastomer O-ring material provides the widest possible range for dynamic sealing in extremely low temperatures, with a capability down to -45°C for continuous operation. TRP are your trusted experts for ultra-low temperature elastomeric seals.

Why seals fail in low temperatures

Performance in ultra-low temperatures is one of the most commonly overlooked properties in seal performance. Exposure to ultra-low temperatures can result in elastomeric materials contracting, leading to decreased compression and potential leaks in the seal. When seal materials are exposed to temperatures below their threshold, seals become far less flexible, brittle and ultimately ineffective.

Seals will fail in ultra-low temperatures when the low temperature limit is reached and the elastomer resists deformation to pressure, thereby creating leak paths. This is why material selection is ultimately critical to an ultra-low temperature O-ring seal’s performance, and is exactly why our polymer technologists are on hand to guide you through this material selection process.

Ultra-low temperature Perfluoroelastomer temperature range

We have developed our ultra-low temperature LT-45 FFKM grade, with market leading polymer technology. This material offers extremely low temperature capabilities down to -45°C. Ultra-low temperature Perfluoroelastomers are widely used in the chemical processing and transport industries, where products need to be able to withstand such demanding applications. FFKM is usually the material we at TRP Polymer Solutions direct people to when it comes to finding the right product for ultra-low temperature applications. With sealing integrity assured, FFKM is the perfect choice of material for seals in the chemical processing industry, as it can increase the service life, reduce plant downtime as well as reduce maintenance costs. Ultra-low temperature O-rings can suit even the most specialised industry. Speak to one of our polymer technologists today to find out more.

Our TRPlast LT-45 FFKM offers all the advantages of chemical and heat resistance associated with a Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) with the additional benefits of extreme low temperature use. In addition, this material is complemented by TRP’s specialist Fluoroelastomer (FKM) ultra-low temperature materials.

Ultra-Low Temperature Elastomeric Seals applications

Designed to operate in many different industries, our ultra-low temperature elastomeric seals are trusted to withstand the rigours of even the most demanding applications. Our ultra-low temperature O-rings are employed across a wide spectrum of industries, including chemical processing, fluid control valves and bio ethanol fuel transportation.

As they are manufactured from high grade TRPlast™ Perfluoroelastomer FFKM, our ultra-low temperature elastomeric seals are guaranteed to deliver durability, lower maintenance and effective machinery operation. FFKM ultra-low temperature O-rings offer exceptional chemical resistance and are often used in highly aggressive chemical processing, semiconductor wafer fabrication, pharmaceutical, oil and gas recovery and aerospace applications.

Ultra-low temperature O-rings from TRP Polymer Solutions

High grade TRPlast™ Perfluoroelastomer parts from TRP Polymer Solutions can be supplied as custom mouldings and O-rings. Our high performance ultra-low temperature O-rings can be supplied on lead times as short as 48 hours. For more bespoke O-ring orders, where tooling is required, custom moulding may be supplied within 7 days.

At TRP Polymer Solutions, our highly skilled technical experts can advise you on the most suitable material selection for your requirements. Our materials are selected with the aim of reducing maintenance costs and equipment downtime by significantly improving the lifespan and performance of your pumps, valves and couplings. We know how demanding application environments can be and how important it is for the components to be resistant to a wide range of chemicals. Contact us today for more information about all of our ultra-low temperature elastomeric seals.

For more information about our range of ultra-low temperature O-rings, view our useful factsheet about industries that use ultra-low temperature O-rings. For further information about FAQs on how to choose polymer materials, simply follow the link.

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