Pump & Valve-Stem Packing

Custom Gaskets Ltd. can meet your mechanical packing requirement. We can source many of your brand-specific requirements, and are the Western Canadian distributor for Palmetto line of mechanical packings.

With more than 100 years of demonstrated material expertise, Palmetto Packing delivers premium packing solutions to solve demanding challenges across a wide variety of industries. Palmetto offers many different packing materials from PTFE, PTFE/graphite like 100% GFO®, carbon, aramid, flax, acrylic, flexible graphite, graphite and more. You can trust Palmetto to keep your business running and manage your most critical sealing applications.
 
Palmetto Packings is a leading manufacturer of high-quality packing materials for pumps and valves.  Palmetto Inc. logoPacking is used to provide a "compression seal" for pumps and valves. Packing is also called pump packing, valve packing, braided packing, compression packing and mechanical packing.


Material Palmetto Style Description Picture Spec Sheets
General Service
Flax 1600 Flax-Ramie blend with tallow/wax. Often used in the marine industry for stern tubes and rudder packing. Palmetto 1600 Flax-Ramie blend packing
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Flax 1600G Flax-Ramie blend with tallow/wax and graphite coating. Same as 1600, but with graphite coating added. Suggest upgrading to 1030AF.
Spec Sheet
Flax 1607 Flax with graphite impregnate & graphite coating. Suggest upgrading to 1030AF.
Spec Sheet
Flax 1613 Flax with PTFE coating. Inexpensive natural fiber packing.
Spec Sheet
Acrylic 1007AF Synthetic yarn with graphite & lube. Inexpensive graphited acrylic packing. Consider upgrading to 1030AF.
Spec Sheet
Acrylic 1347AF Synthetic yarn with PTFE & lube. Inexpensive white acrylic packing for general service. Also used for knife gate & wicket gate valves. Spec Sheet
Acrylic/Aramid 1340 Synthetic yarn with PTFE & aramid corners. Same as 1347AF, but with yellow aramid corners to add strength and prevent packing extrusion.
Spec Sheet
Composite 1030AF

Recommended
Composite (4) yarns with graphite. Our most recommended general service packing.  Can also be used in valves.

If concerned about shaft scoring, try 1382 or 1389.

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Composite 1392S
1392H

Recommended
Composite (4) yarns with PTFE. Very good (non-black/graphite) general service packing with great sealability.

1392H has no added lubrication. Good for static applications.
Spec Sheet
PTFE/Graphite
(Excellent all-around packings for general service, light slurry and faster shaft speeds)
ePTFE/Graphite 1382

Recommended
ePTFE/Graphite. Good heat dissipation, sealability, wide pH range. Very good all-around general service packing. Spec Sheet
ePTFE/Graphite 1387
Limited sizes in stock
ePTFE/Graphite with no lube. For applications that do not require added lubrication, usually resulting in fewer gland adjustments. Often used in hydro turbines. Spec Sheet
ePTFE/Graphite 1389
or
123GFO

Highly
Recommended
ePTFE/Graphite 100% GFO® .  Good heat dissipation, sealability, wide pH range. Excellent all-around general service and light slurry packing.


Spec Sheet
ePTFE/Graphite VA1389 ePTFE/Graphite with flexible graphite core, which improves heat dissipation.
Spec Sheet
PTFE/Graphite 1390 PTFE/Graphite. Good heat dissipation, sealability, wide pH range. Excellent all-around general service packing. A harder/stiffer packing than 1382 or 1389. Spec Sheet
ePTFE/TFE 1362 ePTFE/Graphite with TFE white corners. Good heat dissipation, sealability and reinforced corners to prevent packing extrusion. Spec Sheet
ePTFE/TFE 1369
Limited sizes in stock
ePTFE/Graphite and TFE. Good heat dissipation, sealability, wide pH range. Excellent all-around general service packing Spec Sheet
Slurry/Abrasive
(Mining, Ashfalt, Oil Sands, Wastewater, Sludge, Dredging, etc)
Aramid 1350 Aramid packing with PTFE. If the application can use a black packing, consider PE1000 or PE1082. Spec Sheet
Aramid PE1000 Durable slurry packing with graphite & PTFE. Seals and dissipates heat better than traditional yellow aramid. Often used in plunger pumps with alternating rings of 4010AF. Spec Sheet
Aramid/ePTFE PE1082 

Recommended
Durable slurry packing with break-in lubricant for abrasive/gritty applications. For high pressure slurries, use with PE1000 as end rings to prevent extrusion. Spec Sheet
Aramid 1371 Durable white slurry packing. Less abrasive and wider pH range than yellow aramid. Spec Sheet
ePTFE/Aramid 1357 ePTFE/Graphite & yellow aramid. Very durable packing that will not damage equipment like yellow aramid packing. If using 1357, we suggest trying PE1082.
Spec Sheet
ePTFE/Aramid 1359 ePTFE/Graphite with yellow aramid corners to add strength and prevent packing extrusion. Spec Sheet
TFE/Aramid 1363
Limited sizes in stock
TFE and Aramid. Good choice for mixers or similar applications that requires good chemical compatiblity and strength. Spec Sheet
TFE/Aramid 1364 / 1367SK TFE with aramid corners. Similar to 1363, but yellow aramid only on the corners, which prevents packing extrusion. Spec Sheet
TFE Food & Chemical
TFE 1367S TFE with lube. Wide pH range for  excellent chemical compatibility. Spec Sheet
TFE
(FDA Compliant)
1367H TFE with no lube, generally for static applications like valves. Same as 1367S, but without any added lubrication.  Wide pH range for excellent chemical compatibility. Spec Sheet
TFE
(FDA Compliant)
1367FS TFE with mineral oil lube. Same as 1367H, but adds a mineral oil lubricant. Spec Sheet
TFE
(FDA Compliant)
1367C TFE high-temperature FDA compliant packing. Best choice for high speed or high temperature applications requiring a white packing.
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High Speed / Temperature
Flexible Graphite 5000 Flexible graphite. Very good all-around high temperature packing for pumps and valves. (contains no wire) Spec Sheet
Flexible Graphite
(VALVES ONLY)
5000W Flexible graphite with inconel wire. Use in valves or static applications. Spec Sheet
Flexible Graphite
(VALVES ONLY)
5010 Flexible graphite with much more inconel wire than 5000W. High pressure steam valve packing. Spec Sheet
Flexible Graphite 5080

Recommended up to 650F
Flexible graphite with carbon corners. Excellent universal packing in power plants for pumps and valves. Spec Sheet
Flexible Graphite PINNACLEâ„¢ Flexible graphite with PTFE & lube. Spec Sheet
Carbon / Flexible Graphite / Aramid PE5158 Carbon with flexible graphite core & aramid corners. Excellent packing for paper mill stock pumps or other high speed or temperature slurries. Spec Sheet
Carbon 1570  Carbon impregnated with PTFE and micron graphite with no external coating. Good for high temperature applications. Palmetto 1570
Spec Sheet
Carbon 1575 

Recommended up to 650F
Lower cost alternative to 1585. Style 1575 is 1570 with a graphite coating. Excellent for high speed/temp applications. Palmetto 1575
Spec Sheet
Carbon 1578 
Lower cost alternative to 1588. 1570 with a PTFE coating. Excellent for high speed/temp applications. Palmetto 1588
Spec Sheet
Carbon 1580 Carbon packing with no external coating. Palmetto 1580
Spec Sheet
Carbon 1585

Recommended up to 650F
Carbon packing 1580 with graphite coating. Good for high speed boiler feed and condensate pumps. 1585 is often used with alternating rings of 4010AF. Spec Sheet
Carbon 1588 Carbon packing 1580 with PTFE coating. High temperature packing with good sealiability.  An industry standard in paper mills. Spec Sheet
Carbon
(VALVES ONLY)
4062AF Carbon with inconel wire for valves and static applications.
Spec Sheet
Graphite 1550 Graphite filament packing with no external coating. High temperature packing. Spec Sheet
Graphite 1555

Recommended up to 800F
Graphite filament packing with graphite coating. Same as 1550, but with graphite coating. Spec Sheet
Fiberglass 3758 White fiberglass packing with a small amount of PTFE coating to reduce fraying. Also available as 3758H (extra PTFE coating) and 3758S (extra PTFE and break-in lube). Fiberglass packing
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Alumimum Foil 4000AF
Recommended up to 1000F
Aluminum foil twisted. For high temperature applications. For easier packing extraction, consider using with alternating rings of 1555 or 3758.

For high temperature plunger pumps, consider 4000AF with alternating rings of 5080 or 1585.
Spec Sheet
Babbitt Foil 4010AF Babbitt foil twisted. For high temperature applications. Suggest combining with other high temp packing (1585 or 1575) to help with extraction.

Consider using 4010AF with alternating rings of PE1000 for high pressure plunger pumps.
Spec Sheet
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