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June 1, 2009

Gaskets and seals: Strengthening the Weakest Link

New materials and designs help seals and gaskets evolve into components that can overcome today’s CPI challenges

Joy LePree

Chemical processors rely on seals and gaskets to stand up to aggressive media, high temperatures and high pressures. However, due to leaks and failures, seals and gaskets are often considered the weakest link in chemical processing systems. But seal manufacturers are strengthening this link via new materials and designs in an effort to make seals and gaskets as robust as the rest of the system.

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