Trelleborg Sealing Solutions’ Turcon M12, a PTFE-based material launched earlier this year, has received a 2011 Innovation Award from Flow Control Magazine. The magazine recognized 10 fluid-handling technologies for novel solutions in the areas of fluid measurement, control and containment.

Extensive testing has shown that Turcon M12 is resistant to virtually all media, including a broad range of lubricants, and has excellent wear resistance and friction characteristics. The cost-effective material is designed to provide extended hydraulic seal life, as well as a wide operating window in temperature, pressure and velocity.

“We believe the technologies named as winners in this year’s Flow Control Innovation Awards program represent some truly cutting-edge designs that offer unique solutions to real-world fluid-handling application issues,” says Flow Control’s executive director of content Matt Migliore.

“Turcon M12 has exceeded even our expectations, and in our opinion no other material can give such universally exceptional performance,” said Trelleborg Sealing Solutions product manager Nancy Getz. “On almost every parameter it is better, sometimes very significantly, than previously recommended compounds or was at least equal to them. Despite the outstanding performance of many of our sealing materials, we don’t often stand up and say that this is the best in market, but Turcon M12 is truly unrivaled.”

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