High-quality packing materials that provide a "compression seal" for pumps and valves.
Custom Gaskets Ltd. is honored to be an authorized distributor of Palmetto Packings, a leading manufacturer of high-quality packing materials for pumps and valves. As a trusted supplier of sealing solutions, we understand the importance of providing reliable and efficient products to our customers. Palmetto’s packing rings are specifically designed to provide a “compression seal” for pumps and valves, ensuring optimal performance and preventing any leakage or damage to the equipment.
What is Packing? Packing also referred to as pump packing, valve packing, braided packing, compression packing, rope packing, and mechanical packing, is a crucial component in the sealing process. With over 100 years of demonstrated material expertise, Palmetto Packings has established a strong reputation in the industry for providing innovative and reliable packing solutions.
Palmetto offers a wide range of packing materials to suit various applications, including PTFE, carbon, PTFE/graphite like 100% GFO®, aramid, flax, acrylic, flexible graphite, novoloid, graphite, and more. Additionally, Palmetto and Custom Gaskets provide custom-engineered packing and ring sets to meet the unique needs of customers across different industries.
Partnering with Palmetto allows us to provide our customers with high-quality, cost-effective sealing solutions that meet their specific requirements. Custom Gaskets Ltd. strives to deliver outstanding customer service and technical support to ensure our clients’ success.
Palmetto style 1389, (100% GFO®) delivers the best all-around packing on the market. Highly recommended in wide ranging service conditions, including highly reactive fluids, high shaft speeds, and moderate to high pressures. Style 1389, (100% GFO) is proven in such diverse equipment as rotating pumps, valves, mixers, blenders, extruders, reciprocating pumps, and agitators, among others.
|Material:||Oriented virgin ePTFE highly loaded with ultra- pure graphite powder, with inert lubricant|
|pH Range:||0 – 14 (all fluids except strong oxidizers in the 0 – 2 pH range, such as oleum, fluorine, fuming nitric acid and aqua regia)|
|Pressure Limit:||300 psi|
|Shaft Speed:||4300 fpm (21.8 m/s)|
|Temperature Limit:||-400°F to 550°F (-240°C to 288°C)|
When placing your order, please specify the style number, size, quantity, and desired packaging.
|Packaging||Sizes 1/8″ through 1/2″ available in 1 lb. spools. All sizes available in 5 and 10 lb. boxes; 25 and 50 lb. reels.
|Flax-Ramie||1600||General Service (marine, economical)||Flax-Ramie with talo wax lubricant|
|Flax w/ PTFE||1613||General Service (marine, economical)||Flax with PTFE coating|
|Acrylic / Graphite||1007AF||General Service (economical)||Acrylic with graphite & lubricant|
|Acrylic / PTFE / Aramid corners||1340||General Service (economical)||White Acrylic with PTFE & lubricant & Aramid corners|
|Acrylic / PTFE||1347AF||General Service (economical)||White Acrylic with PTFE & lubricant|
|Novoloid / Aramid||1030AF||General Service||Novoloid / Aramid with graphite|
|Novoloid / Aramid||1392H||General Service||Novoloid / Aramid with PTFE|
|Novoloid / Aramid||1392S||General Service||Novoloid / Aramid with PTFE & lubricant|
|Novoloid / Aramid||1397||General Service||Novoloid / Aramid with PTFE (yarn pre-coated, softer than 1392S)|
|ePTFE Graphite||1382||General Service+||ePTFE Graphite with added lubrication. Good value and all-around packing|
|“Dry” PTFE Graphite||1387||General Service||Packing with no added lubrication made from GORE® G2 Fiber|
|ePTFE Graphite||1389 GFO®||General Service+||100% GFO® packing|
One of the best packings on the market and often imitated around the world. Recommended for most industrial applications unless high temperature (over 550°F / 288°C), need white packing or very abrasive slurry.