Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Launches a New Low-Temperature FKM Sealing Compound Specifically for Aerospace Engine Applications

FT. WAYNE, IN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Jul 21, 2009 -- Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a worldwide leading supplier of high-quality sealing and bearing systems, today launches the new VCT11 sealing compound, a specially engineered low-temperature fluorocarbon (FKM) material. It is particularly suitable for aerospace engine applications requiring high-temperature performance combined with low-temperature capabilities, something older generation FKM materials cannot achieve.

Operating at temperatures below -40°F/ -40°C, VCT11 is one of only a few materials that meet the requirements of AMS 7379, the globally recognized specification for low temperature FKMs. It also has an unrivalled low compression set, giving it outstanding stability.

"We are continuously working to develop new solutions for our aero engine customers," says Paul A. Jones, Global Aerospace Propulsion Systems Segment Manager. "Our new VCT11 material is not only available in the form of O-Rings but also as seals in a variety of geometries and gaskets, giving the engineer greater flexibility in component design."

In addition to achieving excellent performance in aviation fuels, VCT11 is proven in tests to be resistant to High Thermal Stability (HTS) oils. These complex synthetic oils contain antioxidants and additives and can cause embrittlement and deterioration of FKMs, inhibiting their function.

VCT11 is especially suited to use in engine applications where seal integrity is paramount to their efficient operation, such as gearboxes, lubrication, scavenge and fuel systems. Its ability to go to lower temperatures combined with an exceptionally low compression set maintains seal integrity on start-up and during normal operation.

Background to Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Group

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world's leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals. They support their aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 25 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within their portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon®, Zurcon®, Orkot®, Isolast®, Stepseal® and Wills Rings®.

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in-depth applications know-how. Trelleborg develops high-performance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group had annual sales 2008 of approximately SEK 31 billion, with about 23,000 employees in 44 countries. The Group comprises four business areas: Trelleborg Engineered Systems, Trelleborg Automotive, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions and Trelleborg Wheel Systems. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the OMX Nordic List.

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