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Garlock Launches GYLON EPIX™, Combines Best of 1/16" and 1/8" Gaskets

Garlock - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:05

PALMYRA, N.Y. (FEBRUARY 19, 2017) – Garlock, a leading manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing products, has announced the launch of GYLON EPIX™. The patented next generation in PTFE gasketing features a hexagonal surface profile with superior compressibility and sealing for use in chemical processing environments.

GYLON EPIX™ will be available in one universal thickness of 3/32" (2.4mm) that combines the sealing and blowout resistance of a 1/16" (1.6mm) gasket with the compressibility and conformability of a 1/8" (3.2mm) gasket. It will be available in the same three materials as traditional GYLON® products; fawn (silica filled PTFE), off-white (barium sulfate filled PTFE) and blue (aluminosilicate microsphere filled PTFE).   "The GYLON® material was the first-to-market low creep restructured PTFE and has been the industry standard for more than 50 years. With the launch of GYLON EPIX™, Garlock is redefining high performance PTFE gasketing,” said Sherwin Damdar, Product Manager – GYLON®. "GYLON EPIX™ will merge the operating advantages of 1/8” with the performance of 1/16”, changing the way gaskets are used in a wide spectrum of applications," stated Jim Drago, Principal Applications Engineer.   In metallic flanges, GYLON EPIX™ performs as well or better than existing 1/16” or 1/8” GYLON® gaskets, allowing end-users and distributors to consolidate inventory, lower the risk of using incorrect gasket thicknesses, and reduce stocking costs.   GYLON EPIX™ will provide improved compressibility and conformability, particularly for large-diameter flanges where misalignment and flatness issues typically drive end users to 1/8” thick gaskets. The hexagonal pattern also concentrates the compressive forces generated in flat-face flanges where traditional gaskets have difficulty sealing.   GYLON EPIX™ will also provide improved sealing in worn and pitted flanges. Historically users have had to resurface flanges in order to achieve an effective seal with traditional gaskets. GYLON EPIX™ breaks down that barrier with the improved conformability and reduces the need for flange resurfacing. The end result is reduced down time and lower cost of ownership for end users.   The new GYLON EPIX™ gasketing will be available February 19th, 2018. Industry Reference: Chemical ProcessingEngineering, Procurement, and ConstructionFood and BeverageMarineMiningNuclearOil and GasOriginal Equipment Manufacturing (OEM)PharmaceuticalPower GenerationPrimary MetalsPulp and PaperWater and Waste WaterOtherArticle Download:  GYLON EPIX Press Release.pdf
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Automotive Interchange Includes More Than Just Cars

Gates - Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:22
Local auto parts stores supply replacement belts for more than cars and trucks.  So, there are many additional applications included in Gates Automotive Interchange Search.

Gates replacement parts can be found either by interchanging an original part number, or by selecting application details such as year and model number.  In addition to passenger vehicles, this search / interchange includes:

  • ATVs
  • buses
  • farm equipment and tractors 
  • heavy trucks
  • laundry equipment
  • lawn and garden equipment
  • lift and industrial trucks
  • power units and marine engines
  • refrigeration units
  • road and construction equipment
  • scooters
  • snowmobiles
  • utility vehicles

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Garlock Palmyra and Houston Holiday Hours 2017

Garlock - Tue, 12/19/2017 - 14:53

Dear Valued Customer:

To help you plan for timely order submission and delivery, we would like to take this opportunity to share our 2017 holiday schedule with you. We ask that you share this information with all essential personnel throughout your organization, including branch offices.


November 23 and 24 - Closed

November 27­ - regular business will resume at 8:00AM EST


December 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 2017, and January 1, 2018 - Closed

January 2, 2018 ­ regular business will resume at 8:00AM EST


In the event you need to contact us for emergency purposes while our offices are closed for the holidays, please call 1­.800.448­.6688. For Garlock Metal Gaskets, please call 1­.281.840­.4800. Please note an emergency service fee may apply.


Please be sure to program your telephone systems with the following Customer Support numbers during regular business operations:


  • Garlock North America: Toll Free 1.877.GARLOCK (427.5625)
  • Garlock Metal Gaskets: Toll Free 1.800.972.7638
  • Garlock Klozure Oil Seals: Toll Free 1.866.KLOZURE (556.9873)
  • Garlock International (All customers outside the US): Toll Free 1.800.672.0062
  • Garlock OEM: Toll Free 1.866.GARLOCK (427­.5625)


  • GNA and Klozure: Toll Free 1­.800.­543.­0598
  • Garlock International: 1.315.597.3325

We would like to extend sincerest holiday wishes for a safe and joyful holiday season with family and friends.

Please do not hesitate to contact your Inside Sales Representative if you have any questions.


Sharon Wren

Manager, Inside Sales


Gay Everdyke

Manager, Inside Sales


Tiffani Peri

Manager, Inside Sales

Metallic Gaskets

Article Download:  Garlock Holiday Hours - 2017.pdf
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Gates Around the World

Gates - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 14:53
Did you know that Gates is an industry leader not just here in the United States but in countries around the world.  From California to Shanghai and everywhere in between, Gates has resources to assist you with your power transmission or fluid power needs.  To locate the Gates facility nearest to you, simply visit and use the upper "Select Region" tab to navigate to your specific region.  Once there, you will find a plethora of helpful information including Gates products, services, and customer contacts.  This information can be used to troubleshoot a drive, locate the correct replacement products, and even locate a Gates representative that can provide you direct assistance with any of your needs.

For further information, or for assistance with a belt drive selection contact Gates Product Application Engineering at or 303-744-5800.
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