POY Finalist: High-temperature gasketing material
Finalist in Power Transmission in Plant Engineering’s 2011 Product of the Year competition
THERMa-PUR is a gasketing material designed for use in high-temperature sealing applications. It is designed to withstand continuous and thermal cycling temperatures up to 1832 F. THERMa-PUR was created to have low weight loss when heated to extreme temperatures compared to other gaskets in a similar category.
Also, it is produced using an environmentally friendly solvent-free process. Another unique feature is its patent-pending flexible fiber core, which makes it safe to handle and easy to cut. THERMa-PUR will easily release from the flange after in-service, which reduces maintenance and downtime.
Garlock Sealing Technologies, LLC
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After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.