Dyneon Honored With Fluid Sealing Association Award Oakdale, Minn.
– (April 5, 2004) – The Fluid Sealing Association (FSA) and its member companies recently presented Dyneon, a world leader in the production of fluoropolymers, with its Environmental Achievement Award in the Non-metallic Gasketing Division, recognizing the significant contributions the company has made to a safer and cleaner environment. Chemical Engineering magazine was a co-sponsor of the contest awards.
Dyneon, with IDT Industrial Gasket & Sealing Technologies of Germany, a manufacturer of a wide range of gasket process products for the chemical and pharmaceutical / health science industry, won the award with a case study on the use of PTFE/stainless steel envelope gaskets primarily used in applications requiring excellent sealing properties, such as those seen in chemical processing plants.
Dyneon and IDT also received honorable mention from the FSA for a case study submitted on serrated, stainless steel gaskets with PTFE layers designed for use in Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) applications in the pharmaceutical / health science industry.
Over the past ten years, there has been a concerted effort to discontinue the use of asbestos- containing gaskets used in chemical processing plants because of potential health and environmental concerns. Working collaboratively with Dyneon, IDT developed the PW-I stainless steel gasket that incorporates the material advantages of Dyneon™ TFM™ PTFE to provide for low leakage, high blow out and chemical resistance.
FSA's annual Environmental Achievement Awards recognizes companies that have demonstrated a positive impact on the environment through the application of new fluid sealing products and procedures. Contestants represent the worldwide petroleum, chemical processing and power industries, and are judged on product case studies that showcase the reduction of fugitive emissions, minimization of water cooling requirements and efficient use of electric power in applications that require fluid sealing devices.
Established in 1933, the FSA makes up over 85 percent of the manufacturing capacity for fluid sealing devices in North America. The objective of the association is to serve as the point for worldwide efforts to improve the manufacturer's understanding and application of fluid sealing devices and to promote a safe clean environment.
IDT is one of the leading manufacturers of gaskets in Europe and exports its products to many companies around the world. With over 75 years of experience, IDT guarantees fast delivery and high availability of products. In North America, IDT co-operates with the Flexitallic Company for distribution of these award-winning gaskets.
Dyneon, a 3M company, is one of the world's leading fluoropolymer producers with operations or representation in more than 50 countries. Headquartered in Oakdale, Minnesota, Dyneon employs more than 800 people globally who are dedicated to Customer Service, Technical and Sales Support, Marketing, Research Application Development, and Production.