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Sealing Made Simple with Simriz® 485

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When you’re working with sealing solutions, the material is the bedrock of the entire technology. Freudenberg FFKM Simriz® 485 provides an exceptional foundation as our general-purpose solution within the FFKM Simriz® portfolio.
 

What Is Simriz® 485?

Simriz® 485 is a cutting-edge perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) compound developed by Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies and designed for extreme conditions. This material boasts exceptional chemical resistance while demonstrating remarkable resilience at temperatures extending up to 446°F (230°C). Simriz® 485 takes these qualities to the next level with its unique formulation, designed to excel where conventional elastomers— and even other FFKM materials— may falter. What sets Simriz® compounds apart is their unique formulation, ensuring superior sealing performance even in the harshest environments.
 

What Are Its Applications?

Freudenberg brand FFKM Simriz® 485 can be utilized in various applications. Below are some of the most common:

  1. Oil and Gas: In the oil and gas sector, where exposure to aggressive chemicals, high pressures, and temperatures is commonplace, Simriz® 485 seals offer uncompromising reliability in valves, pumps, and downhole tools.
  2. Chemical Processing: In chemical plants handling aggressive solvents, acids, and bases, Simriz® 485 seals maintain integrity over prolonged periods, minimizing downtime and enhancing safety. Simriz® 485 excels in withstanding harsh chemicals, overheated steam, and hot water conditions, making it an ideal choice for pumps, valves, and dispenser systems in chemical processing plants.
 

What Are Its Benefits?

  1. Broad Chemical Resistance: Simriz® 485 provides unparalleled protection against a wide range of harsh chemicals, including strong acids and bases, ensuring reliability in demanding environments.
  2. Thermal Stability: Simriz® 485 is well suited for a wide range of temperatures and provides great thermal stability within its operating range of +10°F to +446°F (-15°C to +230°C).
  3. Low Compression Set: The material's low compression set allows for increased product lifespan, reduced maintenance costs, and enhanced operational efficiency.
  4. Cost Efficiency: As the only vertically integrated supplier of perfluoroelastomers, Freudenberg-NOK provides cost-efficient solutions, offering competitive pricing without compromising on quality or performance.
  5. Reliability: Due to its thermal and chemical resistance, Simriz® 485 offers extreme reliability and extended service life.
  6. Customized Solutions: Thanks to the ability to get custom tooling in as little as a few weeks, Freudenberg-NOK can develop a wide range of custom O-rings in the sizes you require quickly.
 

Freudenberg brand Simriz® 485 FFKM compound provides a reliable solution for general purpose, making it an ideal choice for a variety of applications.

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If you need help navigating this process to find the right seal for your project, talk to a seal expert at Wyatt Seal. We’ve spent 50 years building relationships with seal manufacturers worldwide to offer you access to thousands of seals, gaskets, O-rings, and other specialty items for any application.

 

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