PPE launches Perlast ICE G90LT, low temp, ED resistant FFKM

by Donna Maskell | Jul 30, 2012

 PPE launches Perlast ICE G90LT
a new, low temperature, ED resistant, perfluoroelastomer

Precision Polymer Engineering (PPE), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high performance moulded elastomer seals have launched the latest addition to their extreme low temperature Perlast ICE range.

Following the success of Perlast ICE G75LT (a 75 durometer material launched earlier this year) PPE have developed Perlast ICE G90LT; a ground breaking 90 durometer, low temperature, perfluoroelastomer compound with exceptional explosive decompression (ED) resistance for high pressure environments.

Both Perlast ICE materials offer the chemical resistance superiority associated with perfluoroelastomers (FFKM) combined with extremely low temperature capabilities down to -46°C (-51°F) making them suitable for use in API 6A and 6D wellhead equipment and pipeline valves.

Managing Director of PPE, Paul Gillyon, said “We are very happy with the Perlast ICE range and the lastest Perlast ICE G90LT material represents a quantum jump in perfluoroelastomer seal provision to the oil and gas industry. This innovative material is set to meet the challenges customers face working in demanding sub-zero environments such as Alaska, Canada, Scandinavia and Russia.

During recent trials, Perlast ICE G90LT testing was carried out at a pressure of 1200 psi which demonstrated that the material could provide sealing down to -50°C (-58°F).  The exceptional low temperature properties of Perlast ICE have been achieved by optimizing the fundamental structure of the polymer.  This is a much more robust approach than simply modifying materials properties using additives.”

Perlast ICE G90LT is tested to NORSOK M710 and set to become the essential perfluoroelastomer sealing solution for the oil and gas industry. With exploratory work being carried out in increasingly hostile, sub-zero environments, companies are seeking innovative new products that perform consistently, are cost effective and easy to source. The Perlast ICE range has been developed to meet customers’ needs; consistently delivering effective sealing in the most demanding applications.

In addition to developing ground-breaking elastomer materials such as Perlast ICE, PPE also provides customers with unequalled levels of quality, customer service and technical support. Cellular manufacturing processes enable rapid delivery times, as fast as 48 hours for on-demand manufacture, and provide extreme flexibility to respond to customers’ needs.

To find out more about the latest new materials from PPE including Perlast ICE G90LT, please visit www.prepol.com/ice, telephone +44 (0) 1254 295400 or email perpol.sales@idexcorp.com.

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Notes to editors:

Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd (PPE) is a leading provider of high performance O-rings, technical mouldings and sealing solutions to a diverse range of industries.  Its markets are global, and include semiconductor manufacturing equipment, oil & gas industries, food and pharmaceutical production, chemical processing, large-bore diesel engines and aerospace.

Founded in 1975, and based in Blackburn, England, PPE has sales offices and dealers in the US, Europe and Asia.  The company’s success is based on the continual development of new elastomer materials combined with exceptional levels of customer service and technical support.

In 2010, PPE was acquired by IDEX Corporation, a global leader in fluid and metering technologies, serving a wide variety of high growth specialised markets.

For more information about Precision Polymer Engineering Ltd (PPE) visit www.prepol.com


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