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Compression Packings

Valve Stem Duties

We manufacture 20 grades of compression packing for valve stem duties.

A number of these are highly recommended for VOC fugitive emission control, with our Supagraf® Premier independently rated as the world-beating product in its class.



Hardwearing - yet soft and flexible

  • Long-life sealing with aggressive slurries.
  • Clean 'white' packing to replace 'yellow' aramid.
  • Reduces stockholding - suits many valves/pumps.
  • Maximum system pressure: 15MPa.
  • Also highly recommended for pump duties.
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DuPont™ KVSP®

Fugitive emission control with Kalrez®

  • DuPont™ Kalrez® Valve Stem Packing.
  • Alternate V-rings of perfluoroelastomer and PTFE or DuPont™ Zymaxx® composite.
  • Five-part set can reduce valve stem leakage to 10ppm or less.
  • For valves at oil, gas, petrochemical and chemical processing sites.  
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High-performance packing for harsh conditions

  • Cross-plaited aramid yarn construction.
  • For arduous duties and abrasive media.
  • Approved for potable water.
  • Maximum system pressure: 15MPa.
  • Also recommended for pumps.
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Outstanding performance with aggressive media

  • Highly versatile packing of 100% GORE® GFO® yarn.
  • Approved for potable water.
  • Extended service life - by up to 400% in harsh enviroments.
  • Maximum system pressure: 8MPa.
  • Also recommended for pump duties.
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Fluolion® Emulsion XA-P

High performance packing for caustic chemicals

  • Universal packing of a unique synthetic yarn, cross-plaited over an elastomeric core.
  • Excellent chemical and abrasion resistance.
  • Maximum system pressure: 10MPa.
  • Also recommended for pumps.
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Fluolion® Filament D

Potable water and chemical processing duties

  • PTFE-based packing cleansed of all organic matter and volatile content.
  • Approved for potable water services.
  • Maximum system pressure: 25MPa.
  • Also suitable for slow speed pumps.
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Fluolion® Filament L

Exellent chemical resistance

  • Cross-plaited in tough, thermally stable PTFE fibre yarn.
  • Long-life valve sealing with minimum maintenance.
  • Chemical compatibility: pH 0-14.
  • Maximum system pressure: 15MPa.
  • Also suitable for pumps.
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High temperature steam and aggressive chemicals

  • Graphite filament yarn lubricated with pure graphite.
  • For control valves and stop valves with steam or chemicals.
  • Wide temperature range: -50°C to +550°C.
  • Maximum system pressure: 15MPa or higher.
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Designed for slurries and abrasive media

  • Aramid at corners, PTFE/graphite in the body, over an elastomeric core.
  • Long sealing life with highly abrasive media.
  • Approved for potable water.
  • Maximum system pressure: 25MPa.
  • Also recommended for pumps.
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Our economical, universal packing

  • Graphite and PTFE yarn construction
  • Durable, high strength, low friction material.
  • Resists steam, fuels, oils, acids, alkalis, solvents...
  • Maximum system pressure: 12MPa.
  • Also recommended for pump duties.
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Containing over 30 products, this range includes certified fugitive emission control packings, as well as grades for general use and specific applications on valves, rotary and reciprocating pumps, shaft sealing on rotary equipment and for static sealing duties such as furnace doors.

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Our strongest rot-proof natural fibre packing

  • Ramie fibre yarns impregnated with PTFE.
  • Outstanding resistance to extrusion and abrasion.
  • Widely used in the mining and quarrying sectors.
  • Maximum system pressure: 25MPa. 
  • Also highly recommended for pump applications.
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Supagraf® Control

Long-term sealing plus fugitive emission control

  • High integrity sealing with low-friction for control valves.
  • Reduces fugitive emissions to below 50ppm to help industry meet EU IPPC Directive.
  • TA Luft and ISO 15848-1 certified in valves.
  • Long-term adjustment-free operation - over 100,000 valve strokes.
  • Maximum system pressure: 25MPa.
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Supagraf® LF Rings

Low friction plus fugitive emission control

  • Moulded rings of expanded graphite with special low-friction coating.
  • Fugitive emission control to 50ppm or better.
  • Retains low-friction with emission control for 60,000+ valve cycles.
  • Maximum service pressure: 25MPa.
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Supagraf® Moulded Rings

Exceptional operating qualities

  • Graphite foil preformed into endless or spilt rings.
  • Outstanding chemical and temperature capabilities.
  • Highest purity Nuclear Grade also available.
  • Maximum system pressure: 25MPa.
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Supagraf® RibbonPak

High temperature duties with aggressive media

  • Graphite ribbons plaited into length form packing.
  • Widely used for steam and chemical processing.
  • Outstanding chemical and temperature ranges. 
  • Maximum system pressure: 25MPa.
  • Also recommended for centrifugal pumps.
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Supagraf® RibbonPak M

Reinforced graphite for high temperature duties 

  • Graphite ribbon reinforced with Inconel® wires.
  • For very high temperature duties at power stations, refineries, metallugical plants, etc... 
  • Excellent chemical resistance.
  • Maximum system pressure: 30MPa.
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Supagraf® Tape

Maintenance expedient for valve stem sealing

  • Exfoliated graphite tape for swift application.
  • Suitable for steam, petroleum products, acids, etc...
  • Very wide temperature range.
  • Maximum system pressure: 7MPa. 
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Supagraf® Premier

World-beating fugitive emission control

  • Independently certified to TA Luft requirements.
  • API 622: average emission level of 10.5ppmV.
  • Top of its class in independent tests run on behalf of CAPI Group (Akzo Nobel, Shell, Dow and DSM).
  • Low friction on rotary and rising stem valves.
  • Maximum system pressure for general application: 25MPa.
  • Certified system pressure in BSM valve: 69MPa.
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Supagraf® PremiPak

Superior combination set for valves performing arduous duties

  • Graphite construction using class-leading packing rings.
  • For stop valves and control valves working up to to 450°C.
  • Customised sets also designed to match operating conditions.
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Valcor® Hi-Temp

Valve stem duties to 1000°C constant with gases

  • Recommended for slow rotary duties.
  • Withstands excursions to 1100°C.
  • Made from non-hazardous mineral fibres.
  • Competitively priced alternative to hard ceramic fibre materials.
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