Trelleborg’s New Polyurethane Materials Meet Future Standards

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches its polyurethane materials, Zurcon® Z53 and Zurcon® Z54, which conform to the latest EU REACH environmental standards coming into force from November 2017. In addition, they meet customers’ requirements for higher operating temperatures.

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REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals. Zurcon® Z53 and Zurcon® Z54 have been developed over a long research and development cycle to meet the demanding requirements of the European Commission regarding substances prohibited unless an exemption applies or an authorization is granted.

Thomas Larsen, Material Development Engineer at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, says: “Trelleborg prides itself on being at the forefront in meeting forthcoming standards and legislation, often being on many of the boards and committees of standard setting authorities. Meeting REACH regulations is extremely important for polymer and elastomer seals. We especially respect the objective of the regulations to protect human health and the environment from chemicals; a philosophy that fits perfectly with Trelleborg’s objectives for our products to seal, damp and protect.”

Zurcon® Z53 and Zurcon® Z54 will supersede the renowned Zurcon® Z51 and Zurcon® Z52 as the materials of choice for slipper seals and scrapers used in demanding fluid power linear and rotary applications, including the tough conditions faced in mobile, construction and mining applications.

The materials boast all the usual characteristics of Trelleborg’s Zurcon® range of polyurethane materials, such as toughness and rigidity, as well as wear and scratch resistance and demonstrate the same performance characteristics of the materials they replace. In addition, the maximum operating temperature of Zurcon® Z53 and Z54 has been raised by +20 °C in water and water-based fluids; from +40 °C to +60 °C.

For further information on Zurcon® go to www.tss.trelleborg.com For details of the planned succession from Zurcon® Z51 and Z52, users should contact their local Trelleborg Sealing Solutions marketing company.

Learn the Benefits of Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V with a New Brochure and Film

A film and brochure explain the benefits and design details of a new premium double-acting rotary seal.

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Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V is a premium double-acting rotary seal with outstanding performance and reliability in rotary applications. Reduced contact surfaces under all operating conditions significantly improve friction and wear characteristics without compromising sealing performance. Designed for continuous service at high and low PV values, the seal also gives improved performance in oscillating conditions or where there are frequent changes in pressure and/or velocity.

It is the product of extensive research and development to create a new seal that excels in high pressure and temperature applications. Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V runs with low torque at all pressures from 0.5 MPa / 72.5 psi and above with low sensitivity to pressure increases from 0.5 to 20 MPa / 72.5 to 2900 psi. Testing shows a PV twice as high as other bi-directional seals and 50% lower friction.

Find out more:

To download the Turcon® Roto Glyd Ring® V brochure, click here.
To watch the film about the product, click here.

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions publishes a range of catalogs and brochures to assist in choosing the right solutions for your sealing and bearing challenges. To view all available literature, click here