General Purpose Compression Packing

FTL has provided compression packing solutions for all kinds of industries and applications, with the expertise and experience to recommend the most suitable pump and valve packing for any given application. Wherever your operational challenges lie, from wear resistance and flexibility through to high performance under temperature and pressure extremes, there is a packing material with the adaptations you need.

Many specialist braids are ideally suited to the HTHP demands of oil and gas applications. Some have the necessary certifications to be employed in food and pharmaceutical processing. If you are looking for a general application compression packing for your valves and pumps, our engineers can customise an optimal sealing solution which reduces your downtime and costs along with your leakage.

Considerations for general compression packing

The main factors to be determined when selecting the right braid combination are:

  • Temperature
  • Pressure
  • Operating speed
  • Media type

Once these have been identified, we can establish the packing material and arrangement which would deliver the best results. Take a look at some of our most popular general purpose packings - and their operational limits.

How can we help? Click here to view all types of Compression Packings. Contact our team for any requirements with packing, or chat with us online in our Live Chat. 

Ref   Pressure [Bar] Speed [m/s] Temp [°C]  pH Resistance  Material
 Rotary Pumps Plunger Pumps  Valves  Static Rotary Pumps  Plunger Pumps 
 Y1  16        6    -20 to 100  6-9 Rotary pump packing Diagonal braided from fine cotton yarn.
Impregnated with a mineral lubricant with graphite.
 A1  20    100    12    -50 to 150  2-12 Ideal for drinking water applications.
Braided from acrylic yarns.
Special PTFE impregnation.
Silicon oil lubricant.
78  25    100    26    -50 to 280  1-13 Universal packing for abrasive media and shaft deflection.
Braided from aramid yarn.
A special PTFE impregnation.
Silicon-free lubricant.
72  25  250      25  2  -50 to 280  1-13 Pump packing for high shaft speeds and abrasive media.
Braided from PTFE-graphite compound yarn with wear resistant multifilament aramid yarn in corners.
Silicon-free lubricant.
AG  25        20    -50 to 280  1-13 Rotary pump packing.
Special braiding structure of a dense and smooth running graphite filled PTFE yarn in combination with a strong aramid yarn.
BG  25        25    -50 to 280  1-13 Diagonally braided from a white meta-aramid yarn.
A silicon-free lubricant.
EG        10      -50 to 1100  5-9 Made from high quality silicid-acid yarn.
Special high temperature resistant impregnation.
FG        10      -50 to 500  5-9 Glass fibre packing made with a special graphite impregnation.
GG       10       -50 to 750  5-9 Special engineered very high temperature glass yarn packing with Inconel reinforcement.
Additional high temperature impregnation. 
HG     300        -30 to 400 ( 550 for steam)   Made of flexible carbon yarn and a special graphite-based impregnation. 
KG  40        40    -100 to 280  0-13 Braided from pure expanded graphite yarn.
Aramid yarn reinforced corners.
Silicone-free running-in lubricant. 
LG  25    250    25    -200 to 450 ( 650 for steam)  0-14 Braided from pure expanded graphite yarn. 
MG  25   450     25   -30 to 450 ( 550 for steam)   0-14 Made of expanded flexible graphite yarn with carbon yarn corners. 
NG  25        25    -50 to 300  0-14 Made of high purity, pre impregnated carbon yarn.
Silicon free running in lubricant. 
PG  25        25    -50 to 280  1-13 Carbonised yarn with a special PTFE-graphite impregnation.
Silicon free running in lubricant. 
77  25    160    6    -30 to 250  0-14 Extruded packing.
Made of PTFE graphite compound.