They are typically used in areas where elastomeric seals cannot meet the frictional, temperature, or chemical resistance requirements of the application. Seals made of Teflon® have exceptional resistance to high temperature, chemical reaction, and corrosion, and provide the lowest coefficient of friction of all sealing materials. Compared to other elastomeric sealing materials (e.g. Polyurethane, Nitrile and Viton® Rubber), Teflon® is a plastic material and offers little or no memory after being compressed; therefore, seals made out of Teflon® need to incorporate an energizing element made of an elastomer material, usually rubber (rubber-energized) or a metal spring (spring-energized).
AHPSeals is utilizing a variety of Teflon® (PTFE, Fluoropolymer) compounds, spring types and materials, lip configurations, and seal designs to meet the requirements of the most demanding seal environments.
* Maximum values depend on seal material, seal configuration and working environment. For maximum seal life expectancy, do not operate your seal beyond 50% at the combined limits of the working conditions. Please consult our engineers or call 1-800-283-7140 for advice.
At American High Performance Seals, we pride ourselves on manufacturing the most durable Spring-energized Teflon Seals. Utilizing advanced materials designed specifically to offer our customers maximum durability, we manufacture the widest array of seals to meet the full range of industry fluids, temperatures, surface speeds and pressures.
We design and manufacture the following types of Spring-energized Teflon®Seals:
For your Seal application please, contact our engineers to help you in specifying a seal that’s best for your situation.
VS Series - V-spring Seals (More info)
Special Seal Designs
Other seal designs and materials for unique applications are available, please contact us for information regarding hardware design requirements and additional specifications.
High-pressure Back-up rings
Internal Back-up rings
SC Series - Slanted Coil Spring Seals (More info)
HS Series - Helical Spring Seals (More info)
Our extensive range of Seals are available in a wide variety of sizes and materials. Our materials include: Polyurethane, Nitrile, Viton®, H-Nbr, high-performance Polyurethane, water resistant (hydrolysis resistant) Polyurethane, EPDM, Silicone, FDA compliant materials, Aflas®, Hytrel®, Kalrez®, UHMWPE, Tefzel®, Nylon, Nylatron®, Engineering Plastics, Peek, and a range of proprietary-filled Teflon® (PTFE). Many special Duralast™, Permachem™ and Duraloy™ Engineering Plastics and Elastomers were developed to match real-world applications, and on many occasions we have developed a special grade to address a customer's application difficulty.
American High Performance Seals, Inc.
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