O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division

Parker’s ULTRA FF156 Solves Long Time Industry Challenge Providing Excellent Compression Set Resistance with Broad Chemical Compatibility

LEXINGTON, KY, July 15, 2017 – The O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the launch of ULTRA FFKM material FF156. A 75 durometer elastomer, FF156 reduces cost of ownership by extending seal life in high temperature and aggressive chemical environments. 


Improved high temperature resilience makes FF156 a prime candidate for applications in aerospace, heavy duty mobile, chemical processing, and semiconductor industries where temperatures typically exceed 400°F. FF156 also offers excellent hot water and steam resistance and is a more cost effective solution when compared to other FFKM materials.


"One of the biggest sealing challenges in mechanical seal applications is a requirement for low breakout friction. In order to accomplish this, O-rings are designed with very low squeeze and as such there is a risk of leakage due to compression set,” says Tyler Yonker, territory sales engineer, Engineered Materials Group. “FF156 shows significant improvement with low compression set values when tested side by side against current FFKM materials. This material extends the life of mechanical seals without increasing the cost of the O-rings."


FF156 is available in custom molded, extruded, spliced, O-ring or lathe cut products. Watch for the upcoming industry blog on this material coming soon. For more information on FF156, please chat with us at www.parker.com/oes.


About Parker O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division

Parker O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division provides cutting edge elastomeric technology, designing precision-engineered sealing solutions for a wide variety of commercial, mobile, industrial and aerospace markets. The division offers a broad spectrum of materials ranging from chemically resistant, high temperature FFKM’s to a variety of premium sealing compounds. Whether it is an "off-the-shelf" industrial standard O-ring or a custom shape engineered to customer specifications, our commitment to service is designed to minimize downtime and maximize quality. For more information, visit www.parker.com/oes or www.parkerorings.com.


About Parker Hannifin

Parker Hannifin is a Fortune 250 global leader in motion and control technologies. For 100 years the company has engineered the success of its customers in a wide range of diversified industrial and aerospace markets. Learn more at www.parker.com or @parkerhannifin.


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