SLADE – WHO ARE WE?
SLADE is the ONLY manufacturer to patent an in-house developed process that makes its graphite foils WITHOUT any added additives.
SLADE Patented Pultrusion Process enables SLADE Patented Packing Foil to be made without using additives to fuse together the carrier fibers and the fillers.
SLADE Gaskets and Packing Sealing Solutions Products are protected by patents in the USA and Europe.
Adding additives has a negative effect on sealing reliability.
Read on to find out the facts.
SLADE Patented Foil Pultrusion Process:
1) High Strength structural PAN Carbon fiber mono-filament which is 5 times stronger than steel is pulled into the Patented machine.
2) High purity 99.26% Nuclear Grade Expanded Graphite fiber is used to wrap around the above PAN Grade Carbon Fiber. Expanded Graphite is chemically inert and highly compressible! These are important properties that gaskets and packings must have to ensure high performance and long life-span.
3) The PAN Grade Carbon Fiber and the Expanded Graphite are pulled into the Patented Machine where the two components are securely wrapped together without any adhesives or additives added.
SLADE Patented Foil is made up of only two elemental carbon components, namely PAN Grade Carbon Fiber and Nuclear Grade Expanded Graphite.
Below is the SLADE Patented Carbon Fiber Reinforced Expanded Graphite Foil :
WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS WITH ADDED ADDITIVES?
Adding Additives during the manufacturing of packing has a negative impact on sealing reliability. Over time, the added additives will be lost or consumed. When the added additives are all lost, what is left of the packing is only a dead fiber.
As the additives are lost during operations, the volume of the packing will shrink. As the volume shrink due to the loss of the additives inside the packing, the packing shrinks in size. It then no longer snugly grip on to the shaft. It created a leak path; a catastrophic failure of the packing is next. YOU have to replace the packing to ensure plant safety.
This leak path will then leak catastrophically resulting in the complete failure of the gaskets and packing. At that point, you must replace the packing in order to manage safety risks at your plant.The Lost of Additives will shorten the MTBR of your packings.
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