Fluoramics, Inc. (Winona, MN) introduces LOX-8 Paste, now being used in water treatment plants as a proactive measure to ensure lasting seals in pipes and threaded joints. The halocarbon-based Polytetrafluorethyene (PTFE) paste is able to withstand both extreme temperatures and high pressures, providing superior performance as a thread sealant where safety, aggressive chemical resistance and extended service life is required. LOX-8, already widely used throughout industries including medical, cryogenic, nuclear, and other high-tech fields, has been found to provide water treatment facilities with a reliable, long lasting seal for each threaded connection. Other features include:
- Oxygen-compatibility and imperviousness to hypochlorite and chlorine used in water treatment.
- A specific formulation for wet conditions and does not harden, so that it will retain its resiliency and eliminate the risk of cold flow.
- No need for expensive emergency repairs that coincide with finding and fixing a preventable leak, extending the life of a facility, lowering operational costs, and reducing potential water damage, contamination and waste.