The elastomer compound, Ultra Performance Elastomer (UPE®), has been introduced by sealing technology business, Garlock.

The new UPE® meets the temperature and pressure extremes of the petrochem, semiconductor, and pharma sectors. UPE® is a per-fluorinated elastomer which provides a substrate for high integrity sealing performance over long service periods.

Stability and retention of elasticity are key features of UPE® making it suitable for long term exposure to aggressive chemicals and temperature exposures where sealing integrity is critical.

Although typical requirements include ‘O’ rings and valve seats, Garlock is able to mould its UPE® into any form requested.