Improved Sulfuric Acid Plant Operations and Safety

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MECS, Inc. and W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. Sign Collaboration Agreement to Improve Sulfuric Acid Plant Operations and Safety

Products Include GORE® Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800), GORE® GR Sheet Gasketing, GORE® Series 500 Gasket Tape and GORE® Joint Sealant

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 13, 2014 – MECS, Inc. (MECS), a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont, has entered into a collaboration agreement with W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) to enhance customer access to world-class sealant technologies in the sulfuric acid industry.

“This agreement deepens our commitment to helping our customers to better maintain their assets by further integrating Gore’s best-in-class sealant technologies into MECS® plant designs,” said Brian Lamb, business unit supervisor, Clean Technologies, DuPont Sustainable Solutions. “Our customers will benefit from the shared expertise of MECS and Gore improving their safety and mechanical integrity performance.”

Gore is the world’s leading supplier of expanded PTFE gaskets and packings. For more than 40 years, the Sealant Technologies Group of W.L. Gore & Associates has built a solid knowledge of factors that influence the sealing of piping systems, vessels, heat exchangers, pumps and valves across industries. Gore also has established a comprehensive technical services program, specially designed to help customers determine the best solutions for their critical sealing applications.

“We are pleased to formalize this cooperation with MECS, combining the technology and experience of MECS with Gore’s innovative Sealing Solutions. This collaboration agreement goes a long way towards increasing the reliability and safety of sulfuric acid processes,” said John Czerwinski, Sulfuric Acid segment leader, W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.

MECS is the global leader in the design of sulfuric acid plants and related high- performance products for the phosphate fertilizer, oil refining and metal smelting industries. For more information about MECS® products and services, please visit

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Sulfuric acid- PRESS RELEASE 2014-10 MECS-WL Gore Collaboration-FINAL

RENAME… GORE® Gasket Tape, to become “GORE® Joint Sealant FT”

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Gore is changing the name of our original and long-standing “GORE® Gasket Tape” product to “GORE® Joint Sealant FT” (flat).

This is a change in name only. There is no change in product manufacturing, performance, price, or even ordering part number associated with this name change. Starting immediately you will see the new product name on Gore quotes, acknowledgements, shipping documents, invoices, product labeling, etc.

Going forward this change will more intuitively group Gore products from a product technology and performance perspective, since:

  • The original GORE® Gasket Tape product (now called GORE® Joint Sealant FT) and GORE® Joint Sealant both utilize mono-axial expanded PTFE technology.  These products still provide the same excellent performance relative to other options available in the market. We would typically recommend these GORE® Joint Sealant products for form-in-place gaskets in general use applications.*
  • Our GORE® Gasket Tape products – GORE® Gasket Tape Series 500 for large steel flanges and the recently introduced GORE® Gasket Tape Series 1000 for glass-lined steel flanges – are the large flange companion products to our GORE® GR Sheet Gasketing and GORE® Universal Pipe Gasket (Style 800) product lines. All of these products utilize recent advancements in bi-axial expanded PTFE technology, and therefore as a group provide the most advanced level of dimensional stability and sealing performance. We typically recommend these products for the challenging and critical applications where a long-term reliable seal is valued.


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