High Performance Perfluoroelastomer Parts
Kalrez® parts last longer and seal more effectively than other elastomers in demanding processing environments.
DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts (FFKM) resist over 1,800 different chemicals, while offering the high temperature stability of PTFE (327°C).
They’re used in highly aggressive chemical processing, semiconductor wafer fabrication, pharmaceutical, oil and gas recovery, and aerospace applications. The long-term, proven performance of Kalrez® parts can mean less frequent seal changes, repairs and inspections, increasing process and equipment uptime for greater productivity and yield.
Kalrez® parts and seals also help prevent semiconductor process contamination by reducing particulates, lowering extractables, and resisting degradation in harsh plasma. Kalrez® parts provide low outgassing in vacuum-sealing applications. FDA-compliant seals are also available for food, beverage or pharmaceutical processes.
Sealing Collaboration Pays Dividends in Chamber Cleaning
Chamber cleaning with NF3 / O2 plasma increased maintenance at Spansion due to seal erosion. Kalrez® 9100 parts improved productivity and reduced cost-of-ownership. Kalrez® 9100 parts were successfully qualified in both thin films and dry etch tools.
- Pharmaceutical Seals for CIP and SIP
O-rings in Pressurized Water Reactor
Due to the combination of extreme temperature, pressure and chemical environments, Kalrez® 0090 was used in a series of mechanical seals employed in the operation of boiler feed pumps for pressurized water reactors.
Process Instrument Gaskets
By switching from gasket seals of PTFE to custom gaskets of DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts in the sensor head of a process instrument refractometer used by the food, pulp and paper and chemical industries, process instrument manufacturer.
- Sealing Solutions for Clamping Systems
Parts for Amine Resistance
A major chemical company switched to Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6380 perfluoroelastomer parts to improve amine resistance & extend mean time between repairs. Improvement of up to 3x in MTBR achieved in a mechanical seal for hot, aggressive amines.
Kalrez® O-rings for Hydrogen Sulfide Removal
Amine units for hydrogen sulfide removal (H2S) at high temperatures use elastomers like Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6380 FFKM parts for resistance to amines. 6380 helps extend MTBR of valves and pumps in amine service.
O-rings for Gas Sweetening Valves
Kalrez® 7090 perfluoroelastomer parts offer an excellent combination of chemical, Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) resistance , and high temperature resistance for O-ring applications in gas sweetening valves that handle glycol-based solvents.
- Seals for Siemens Process
- Kalrez® Spectrum™ 6375 O-rings for PTFE replacement
Kalrez® KVSP™ valve stem packing saves 56.000 £
Kalrez® KVSP™ valve stem packing, a solution to help reduce fugitive emissions, valve leakage and provide improved control — saves BP Chemical over 56.000 £ per valve annually, cuts shutdowns.
- Metal O-rings Replacement