Garlock launches sanitary gasket for pharma and food and beverage industries

Gylon Bio-Pro Plus gasket is made of modified PTFE material to resist intrusion/extrusion for process integrity

Garlock, a US manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has launched the Gylon Bio-Pro Plus sanitary gasket, designed for the demanding process integrity and traceability needs of pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturers.

The Gylon Bio-Pro Plus is made from Garlock’s Gylon Style 3522 modified polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) material and features low surface energy to resist adhesion and cross-batch contamination. The translucent and colourless appearance, combined with ultra-low void content, also aids cleaning validation and visual inspection of critical processes.

With its 100% PTFE composition, the firm says the new product exhibits excellent material compliance, chemical compatibility, sealability, creep and cold flow characteristics, fulfilling ASME-BPE standards for dimensional consistency. These properties prevent buildup caused by gasket recession or intrusion in a hygienic coupling.

The Gylon Bio-Pro Plus is said to be easy to install and performs in challenging and critical applications where clean-in-place (CIP) and sterilisation-in-place (SIP) cycles may involve harsh cleaning media or sterilisation procedures.

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