Announcing New GORE® Series 500 Gasket Tape

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Latest ePTFE technology ensures trouble-free sealing of large steel flanges

Gore Series 500 Gasket Tape

This gives greater assurance of a secure seal, maximizing operational reliability and performance of flanged connections.

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. introduces GORE® Series 500 Gasket Tape for large steel flanges. Building on its patented expanded PTFE (ePTFE) technology, Gore’s new tape enables industrial plants to save time, money and trouble compared to conventional large gaskets.

GORE Series 500 Gasket Tape represents a significant breakthrough in creep resistance, delivering at least 50% greater creep resistance than other ePTFE gasket tapes. According to Peter Wagner, product specialist, “This gives greater assurance of a secure seal, maximizing operational reliability and performance of flanged connections.”

GORE Series 500 Gasket Tape fits any shape instantly – solving a variety of challenges posed by large gaskets. Because the user can create a gasket instantly in any shape, regardless of flange size or complexity, GORE Series 500 Gasket Tape is a great time-saver. It eliminates the time needed for a large custom gasket to be fabricated off-site. There are no pallets to receive. There is no need for special trucks, crane lifts or delicate handling. Further, while some applications like mixing shafts or heat exchanger tube bundles require full disassembly to insert a conventional gasket, GORE Series 500 Gasket Tape installs in minutes. And while vertical flanges create installation challenges for traditional gaskets, GORE Series 500 Gasket Tape adheres readily, making this a simple, one-person job.

The time saved by using GORE Series 500 Gasket Tape easily translates to cost savings. Productivity levels remain high with less interruption and downtime, since in-house creation of custom large gaskets is performed with ease, and maintenance is minimal.

GORE Series 500 Gasket Tape also decreases demands on engineering, as one gasket technology can be leveraged across numerous large flange applications. Safety is enhanced by the tape’s exceptional performance. In addition, it is much tighter than conventional one-piece gasket solutions, which lowers emissions, ensuring that systems run trouble-free.

Learn how to save time, money and trouble using this new gasket tape at gore.com/s500tape.

About W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
Gore is a leading manufacturer of thousands of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets. Perhaps best known for its waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® fabric, the company’s portfolio features a diverse array of innovations, including everything from guitar strings to lifesaving cardiovascular devices. Gore is headquartered in Newark, Delaware, posts annual sales of roughly $3 billion, and employs 9,500 associates in 30 countries worldwide. It is one of a select few companies to appear on all of the U.S. “100 Best Companies to Work For” lists since the rankings were introduced in 1984.

GORE-TEX, GORE and designs are trademarks of W. L. Gore & Associates. ©2012 W. L.. Gore & Associates, Inc.

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