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Packing Materials of Construction We Examine

Flax Yarn

The economical solution for brine, cold water, and cold oils.

Novoloid Yarn

An excellent all-around packing that exhibits good thermal conductivity.


An excellent performer in corrosive environments.

Carbon/Graphite Yarns

A proven industry performer for high-speed shafts.

Acrylic Yarn

General service packing commonly referred to as Teflon or Graphite.

Aramid Yarn

A great, cost-effective performer in extremely abrasive environments.

Encapsulated PTFE Yarn

A stronger PTFE that can encapsulate graphite for faster shaft speeds.

Flexible Graphite Yarns

Can be mixed with reinforcing fibers for unmatched thermal properties.

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