Garlock’s GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ Gasket Stands Up to Harsh Processes
Built from the company’s patented Gylon modified PTFE, the GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ gasket presents unparalleled dimensional stability, chemical resistance, and process performance. Rodem is proud to stock the BIO-PRO PLUS™, which is specially designed to meet the unique challenges faced by FDA-compliant, biotech and other sanitary processors:
Food, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical production includes uncompromising workflow involving:
- Corrosive & Abrasive Materials
- Extreme Temperatures (-450 degrees to +500 degrees)
- Media of Varying Flow Rates and viscosities
- Various particulate Concentrations & More
Garlock’s GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™ gasket maintains its structural integrity throughout thermal cycles as well as exposure to any type of material. The gasket boasts best-in-class cold flow resistance under mechanical process stresses and equipment vibration. It also maintains its form and seal integrity throughout its use, requiring no retightening of pipeline clamps. Easy to install, the BIO-PRO PLUS™ creates a non-additive leak-proof seal. Unlike many other gaskets, it stays flexible and resilient, so it is simple to remove and leaves behind no residue, particles or other potential contaminants.
Cleanliness is of paramount importance in sanitary processing, and many gasket designs unintentionally inhibit media flow and provide safe haven for bacteria. The GYLON® BIO-PRO PLUS™, on the other hand, is pre-molded to properly align and precisely fit into all tri-clamp joints.
The new BIO-PRO® pre-compressed material achieves superior leak prevention because the gasket remains contact with interior flanges even when vibration, cavitation or other stresses cause the pipe or components to shift. The gasket’s smooth, lipless texture eliminates dead space where microbes can accumulate and will not intrude into the pipeline, so bacteria and process ingredients cannot “latch on” and contaminate future batches.
In addition to eliminating the ingredient trap that plagues many gasket designs, the BIO-PRO PLUS™ is amenable to the intense cleaning and sanitizing measures inherent in the food and pharmaceutical industries. Repeated clean-in-place and steam-in-place cycles using super-heated steam, caustic chemicals, and harsh detergents do not cause the BIO-PRO® to deteriorate, making it the gasket of choice for food, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical applications.
The Rodem-Garlock Partnership
Rodem’s technical experts and process engineers work closely with Garlock and our other suppliers to understand their products and applications inside and out. This way, we can prescribe the perfect part for any work process. Our experts are convinced that the BIO-PRO PLUS™ gasket can solve a variety of edibles and bioprocessing applications, including ultra-pure water systems, pasteurization and homogenization of dairy products, processing of acidic products such as tomato paste and vinegar, and a host of other food, brewery, cosmetic and pharmaceutical regimes.
Want to know if the Garlock GYLON® BIO-PRO® gasket is right for your facility? Contact us today to find out!