DuPont Featured its High-Performance Sealing Solutions at Valve World Expo 2018

PRWeb 6-Dec-2018 11:34 AM

DuPont™ Kalrez® and Vespel® portfolio high-performance parts help customers to develop sealing solutions that meet the most stringent industry standards in terms of reliability, safety, traceability and efficiency for demanding applications.

GENEVA (PRWEB) December 06, 2018

For the first time at the Valve World Expo, DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers, a global business unit of the DowDuPont Specialty Products Division (DuPont), exhibited its high-performance sealing solutions for the oil and gas industry. Our team of experts hosted representatives from across the value chain to discuss current industry challenges and pressing sealing needs in ever more demanding environments.

DuPont also presented a breakthrough research paper at the Valve World Conference 2018. Lucie Noé, EMEA Application Engineer, demonstrated how using DuPont™ Vespel® can enable customers to reduce valve actuator size under extreme temperature ranges - from cryogenic (196°C) to high temperatures (>300°C)- and various pressure ranges.

DuPont has a long history of collaborative innovation in material science to enable customers develop solutions that help meet the most pressing industry challenges. In oil and gas, players in up-, mid- and down-stream are operating in ever more demanding high-pressure and high-temperature conditions requiring best-in-class valve and sealing solutions. The DuPont™ Kalrez® and Vespel® portfolio offers a range of high-performance parts that can help customers to meet the most stringent industry standards in terms of reliability, safety, traceability and efficiency for these critical applications.

With almost 30 years of world-class research and application development, the DuPont European Technical Center (ETC) in Meyrin (Switzerland) has become a global hub for material innovation in various leading industries. In 2017, DuPont ETC further expanded its testing capabilities for Kalrez® in High Pressure - High Temperature (HPHT) environments. With state-of-the art testing equipment, DuPont enables customers to run performance tests and generate comparative data in extreme pressure and temperature conditions (up to 1000 bars and 3000 bars maximum pressures respectively in gas and liquid phases, and from -50°C to +300°C) in both gas and liquid phases.

"We were thrilled to be at Valve World 2018, showing our dedicated offering, technical expertise and understanding of future market trends. We reasserted our commitment to work side-by-side with players along the oil and gas value chain to design parts, develop materials and produce tailored solutions that can help transform the industry," said Geoff Lewis, EMEA Application Development Manager at DuPont.

About DuPont™ Kalrez®
DuPont™ Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) parts are resistant to more than 1800 chemicals and solvents, including sour multiphase fluids. They retain high levels of elasticity and recovery, even after long-term exposure to harsh environments at elevated temperatures, while offering the high-temperature stability of PTFE (327°C). The long-term, proven performance of Kalrez® parts can mean less frequent seal changes, repairs and inspections, increasing process and equipment uptime for greater productivity and yield. More information can be found on DuPont™ Kalrez®.

About DuPont Vespel®
DuPont™ Vespel® Polyimide (PI) parts and shapes are manufactured according to the needs of each customer. Properties of Vespel® help overcome severe sealing, wear and friction challenges, can endure extremes of temperature (both cryogenic and high), and stand up to some of the world's harshest operating environments. In addition to polyimides offerings, the DuPont™ Vespel® CR series are a range of composite materials designed to perform in hostile chemical environments associated to the oil and gas industry, particularly high-pressure pumps and valves used in hydrocarbon processing and refining. More information can be found on DuPont™ Vespel®.

About DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, industrial and consumer markets. T&AP partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&AP works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments.

About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found


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For further information contact:
Marcia Segalla
EMEA Communications
DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers
Geneva, Switzerland
T: +41 (0) 22 717 67 23

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