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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In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.
Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.