Valve and Pump Packings

Gland packing, also known as braided, compression packing for valves and pumps, varies by both braid materials and braiding methods. Both gland packing and shaft packing for pumps and valves can be optimised with the correct material choice for the pressures, temperatures and media encountered. Ranging from cotton to graphite packing braid choices, our engineers can design a combination to perform best in your application.


  • Exceptional range of materials and braid options
  • Resistant to a wide range of temperatures and pressures
  • Universal chemical resistance
  • Low friction performance
  • Minimal economic losses due to product leaks
  • Easy installation

FTL can identify the correct packing material for your requirements, with considerations ranging from pressure and temperature extremes through to material compatibility. By advising on the right choice of material, our engineers can help your pump or valve require less frequent maintenance and a longer lifespan.

Why FTL for Packings?

  • Product Quality | We enjoy a proud reputation for our consistently exceptional standards, working with both OEM and MRO alike
  • Flexibility | We supply standard and customised setups, as well as uniquely tailored sealing kits for every kind of pump and valve
  • Volume | We have the resources to meet both low and high volume requirements, delivering what you need when you need it
  • Support | We provide a uniquely personal service from the first call to completion, working hard to exceed every expectation 

Across oil and gas, power generation, food, pharmaceutical and chemical processing applications, our experienced team of sealing engineers can advise you on the optimal packing material for your exact specifications. With FTL, your equipment will perform to a higher standard with greater reliability and lower operating costs.

Fugitive Emission Control (FEC)

Reduction of fugitive emissions is a critical concern for chemical plant and refinery operators to comply with environmental regulations. Coupled with the potential for significant cost-savings, finding the right sealing solution for industrial valves is crucial to safe and reliable operation.

Combining the extrusion resistance of a specially-selected packing material with the resilience of a high performance elastomer seal, a customised FEC sealing set from FTL can ensure full compliance with fugitive emission control and keep any critical valve application running smoothly and cost-effectively.

FEC Sealing Sets: The Benefits

  • Meet safety obligations and regulations more efficiently
  • Minimise economic losses due to gas or other product leaks
  • Increased environmental responsibility

All FTL fugitive emission control products conform to TA Luft legislature, and are compliant with ISO 15848, API 589 and API 622.

How can we help? Contact our team for any requirements with packing or FEC compliance, or chat with us online.


FDA Compression Packing

FTL provides a broad selection of specialist compression packing braids for food and pharmaceutical process applications, with FDA-compliance for total peace of mind.


FEC Compression Packing

Fugitive Emission Control (FEC) Improperly sealed valves are responsible for hundreds of tonnes of fugitive emissions each year. This has significant implications for the environment, but there are also major legislative.


General Purpose Compression Packing

For a general application compression packing, our engineers can customise an optimal sealing solution which reduces your downtime and costs along with your leakage.


Cover Seals

Graphite cover seals offer proven sealing performance under high temperatures and pressures, ideal for heavy duty valve applications.


Graphite Rings

Graphite rings are highly resistant to wear, aggressive chemicals, extreme temperatures and pressures - demonstrating impermeability to liquids and gases.