The constant technological development of machines, devices and cars has resulted in growing expectations regarding the strength of the moulded products used, including technical seals. In such cases, Gumet, as a manufacturer of technical seals, very often recommends the use of a Viton® gasket that meets the requirements of:
resistance at high operating temperatures
resistance to high-tech greases and oils
high chemical resistance
longer failure-free Operation
The Viton® gasket is a gasket made of a fluorine rubber compound known as the Viton® compound. It is a proprietary name of a rubber compound produced by the Chemours concern (formerly Du Pont). Viton® seals are very often also marked with the FKM or FPM symbol.
Seals made of fluoroelastomer are commonly referred to as Viton® seal. A special feature of the Viton® gasket is its resistance to temperatures up to 230*C with good resistance to new generation synthetic greases and oils.
The combination of high operating temperatures and aggressive lubricants significantly shortens the service life of rubber seals or rubber-metal seals made of conventional rubber compounds. In this case, the use of the Viton® gasket allows the service intervals to be extended and in some cases almost eliminated.
Gumet is a Polish manufacturer of rubber and metal-rubber seals and has also been producing FKM seals for nearly 10 years. The production of seals according to the recipient’s documentation, i.e. non-standard technical seals, is applicable to customers in the following industry: