Trelleborg, Sweden -- Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has said its Turcon PFTE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and Zurcon polyurethane sealing materials "improve efficiency in dynamic hydraulic applications."
Lars Pleth Nielsen, manager of the Tribology Center at the Danish Technological Institute, believes that the world can save trillions of dollars by reducing the costs associated with the unwanted effects of friction, a recent Trelleborg statement said.
Nielson estimates that between 2-4 percent of an industrialised country's gross domestic product (GDP) is lost through friction and the wearing out of mechanical parts. "You can see wear, tear and friction issues in major business arenas, such as in the food and automotive industries," he added.
Trelleborg said it also recognises that surface finishes can significantly enhance the performance of elastomer seals and has devoted considerable resources to identifying effective coatings and treatments for different applications, the statement added. (RD)
PIC: Lars Pleth Nielsen, manager of the Tribology Center at the Danish Technological Institute."