Saint-Gobain and BIEGLO Exhibiting at Fakuma to Showcase Meldin® 7000 Thermoset Polyimide Material
09/12/2014

Saint-Gobain Seals and BIEGLO will be showcasing the Meldin® 7000 product (thermoset polyimide material) at the October Fakuma Show in Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Online PR News – 12-September-2014 – Garden Grove, CA – The Meldin® product line consists of the most complete range of thermoset polyimide and engineered thermoplastic materials available on the market today. These materials are available in compression or injection molded and machined components as well as basic shapes for customization and design flexibility. Among the different grades, Saint-Gobain Seals’ Meldin® 7000 series is a leading high-performance polyimide product, developed for highly demanding wear, friction and temperature applications such as thrust washers, seal rings, and bearings. These materials are also well-suited for structural component applications requiring extreme electrical or thermal insulation properties, high purity, low outgassing, and outstanding chemical resistance. Some recent application examples include: Meldin® OmniGasketTM seals for aircraft de-icing Systems, Meldin® seal rings for automotive transmissions and Meldin® bearings for launch vehicles such as Falcon 9, Altas V and Delta IV.

The Meldin® 7000 product to be featured at the Fakuma show is widely used in many different applications in the aerospace or automotive market but also as a component in industrial machinery such as hot runner nozzles in injection molding machines. When a polymer is being processed by injection molding and has a high melting point (over 250°C), not many materials on the market can be used in the application. Without melting, keeping rigidity at high temperatures and being wear resistance (even with abrasive polymers), Meldin® 7001 material is a very strong choice for the application as it provides excellent thermal insulation between the melted polymer and the metallic hot runner, preventing the melted material from sticking and facilitating color change.

About BIEGLO (www.bieglo.com)
BIEGLO GmbH is a Hamburg distribution-group that is growing by expanding their sales of advanced technical materials and by targeting acquisitions of existing distribution companies in Europe under the motto of ‘High-Performance Distribution’. Aside from the Saint-Gobain Seals’ Meldin® product line, other materials distributed by BIEGLO are compounds from recycled materials, long-chain polyamides and PEEK-PTFE compounds.

About Saint-Gobain Seals (www.seals.saint-gobain.com)
Saint-Gobain Seals is a strategic business unit under Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics’ Engineered Components SOA (sector of activity); our parent company, Saint-Gobain, is one of the world’s top 100 industrial groups. With more than 50 years of manufacturing experience and an established global presence (with strategic sites in Garden Grove, California, USA; Kontich, Belgium; and Minhang, Shanghai, China), we offer a diverse range of innovative sealing and polymer solutions:

• OmniSeal® Spring–Energized Seals
• OmniLip™ PTFE Rotary Shaft Seals
• OmniFlex™ Fluoroelastomer Seals
• Rulon® High-Performance Fluoropolymer Compounds
• Meldin® 7000 Thermoset Polyimide Materials
• Meldin® HT High-Performance Thermoplastic Materials

Other products include Fluoroloy® (high-performance custom-formulated compounds), cup seals, hydraulic seals, metal seals, v-packings, piston rings, Marathon® (valves and vacuum pump diaphragms), Transband® (PTFE creepage band), custom parts, polymer bearings and stock shapes.

The majority of seals and polymer components manufactured are custom designed and matched with the best materials to optimize their performance in various applications and markets.