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Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has a new sealing material engineered for automated assembly of products used in potable water applications
The ethylene propylene diene rubber compound,Turel E7Y30 has been engineered to meet global potable water regulations NSF/ANSI 61 and to provide effective, automated assembly of seals, the company said.
Trelleborg said Turel E7Y30, with a hardness of 70 durometers, avoids the potential issue of high elongation in automated assembly processes and provides reduced friction, which leads to reduced abrasive wear and increased life. According to the company, the material has been tested and approved for joining and sealing materials that come into contact with drinking water, meeting global regulation NSF/ANSI 61 Section 6. It has also been tested and approved for installation in end-point devices intended to dispense water for human ingestion (NSF/ANSI 61 Section 9), Trelleborg said.
Turel E7Y30 can be used in products manufactured using automated assembly methods in end-use potable water applications such as faucets, valves, water heaters, ice makers, pumps, filters, meters, and fittings, according to the firm. The compound resists chloramine and chlorine and can be supplied in various seal types, such as o-Rings, square rings, and gaskets, Trelleborg claims.
For further details visit www.tss.trelleborg.com.