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Chesterton Introduces New Thermoplastic Sealing Material for Hydraulic, Pneumatic Cylinder and Press Applications
AWC808 Offers Cost-Effective, Durable Sealing For Light and Medium Duty Applications

​​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE​​

GROVELAND, MA – December 5, 2017

A.W. Chesterton Company is pleased to announce the availability of its new AWC808 95 Shore A durometer thermoplastic polyurethane (AU) technology. This material was specifically designed to provide a high value, cost-effective sealing solution for standard fluid power applications in general and heavy industries. 

Thanks to its physical characteristic and chemical composition, this material is universally applicable, delivering optimum performance, reliability and productivity for hydraulic and pneumatic cylinders.  AWC808 will be available in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Chesterton AWC808 has a durometer of 95 Shore A hardness and high tensile strength improve material resistance against mechanical stress/impact, pressure load and high-energy radiation. The excellent wear resistance and good friction properties offer improved reliability versus conventional rubber-based products, helping to extend cylinder mean time between repair (MTBR).

​AWC808 is a thermoplastic polymer ideal for use in light and medium duty hydraulic/pneumatic applications. Its long-term elastic memory increases sealing preload which helps to ensure maximum performance even when exposed to low system pressure.

Material Features:​

  • Designed for industry-standard applications in heavy industry: Metal Forming, Wood Based, Injection Molding, Tire, Hydropower
  • High durometer: High resistance against mechanical stress/impact, stress load and high-energy radiation (shock load)
  • Thermoplastic material provides superior wear an​d abrasion resistance
  • Hydrolysis resistant (water-based hydraulic flu​ids and outdoor applications)
  • Superior chemical resistance​
    • ​​petroleum based hydraulic fluids HF; HFL
    • water based hydraulic fluids HFA, HFB
    • fire-resistant fluids HFD-U
    • environmental-friendly fluids HETG, HEES
  • ​Machinable material that eliminates long lead times with flexibility to provide same-day delivery
  • Made-to-order product, available in wiper, rod, piston and static seal profiles to eliminate tooling costs associated with new sizes
  • S​izes available up t​o 400 mm (15.75”) in diameter; flexibility for same-day service
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    ​Chesterton SpeedSeal™ Engineering & Manufacturing Centers​

    Chesterton’s SpeedSeal centers are strategically positioned around the globe to offer regional quick-response, same-day service for polymer seals used in hydraulic and pneumatic equipment. 

    About A.W. Chesterton Company

    Operating in over 100 countries around the world, Chesterton is recognized as a leading provider of knowledge backed solutions and expert service for Rotary, Stationary, and Fluid Power equipment supported by a comprehensive line of industrial fluid sealing solutions, high performance protective coatings, and specialty industrial lubrication. 

    For more information contact:

    Istvan R. Hajzer
    Global Product Line Manager
    A.W. Chesterton Company
    Office: 978 469 6792
    GSM: 978 872 8898
    Istvan.Hajzer@chesterton.com

Chesterton AWC808 Hydraulic Seal Material