VIP Polymers Ltd, a leading name in polymers and advanced materials industry, has recently unveiled its chemical resistant flexible coupling, under its popular brand VIPSeal. Reportedly, this novel product reduces costs, speeds up installation, simplifies pipe joining, and ultimately minimizes operational downtime.According to reports, this new Patent Pending VIPSealChem coupling can be deployed across a broad application spectrum comprising chemical & process industries, medical, & research laboratories, pharmaceutical, food & beverage manufacture, hospitals, and fuel storage. Spectating such a diverse application portfolio, industry experts predict that, with this product launch, VIP-Polymers will be further able to congeal its foothold in polymers & advanced materials industry.
For the record, these couplings were designed by gasket specialists’ VIP in Cambridgeshire and come with a distinctive green color code that clearly distinguishes them from the standard NBR (Nitrile) and EPDM couplings, indicating that they have a much higher resistance to temperature and chemicals including hydrocarbon solvent, hydraulic fluids, automotive & aircraft fuels, and certain chlorinated solvents. Reports reveal that these polymer couplings can withstand temperatures ranging from -15° to 200° for long term service and temperatures of -30° to 300° for reduced periods of time.
In a statement, Jon Crean, VIP Commercial Director, was quoted stating that the company has developed VIPSealChem couplings particularly to overcome the challenges related to chemical resistant seals that were previously available. However, with this product breakthrough, company experts believe that it is a significant innovation in such a type of product category and a major step forward in polymers & advanced materials industry.
It has been reported that unlike other chemical resistant couplings that require expanded PTFE seals around pipes before fitting the couplings, VIPSealChem does away with these time-consuming and difficult processes that are often carried out at worksites or generally in a dirty environment, thereby saving time and expenses.