High Performance Seals

Race-Tec is able to offer a bespoke solution for the more demanding applications where catalogue seals restrict your design.

In most circumstances catalogue seals have been designed to suit a wide range of applications resulting in a product that is larger, heavier, and has higher frictional losses preventing you from optimising your products performance and/or size.

High Performance Seals

Catalogue elastomer seals are typically produced using Fluorocarbon (FKM), Nitrile (NBR), Hydrogenation Nitrile (HNBR) each compound has varying performance limits in terms of temperature, surface speeds and fluid compatibility. Elastomer seals typically run with higher friction resulting in increased temperature, higher shaft wear and subsequent oil degradation.

For High Performance applications which demand maximum performance Race-Tec are able to offer a hybrid PTFE (Teflon®) elastomer seal, which is produced by forming and chemically bonding a layer of PTFE on to the seal lip allowing high surface speeds to be attained and significantly reduced power losses. However, unlike PTFE seals with a thin sprayed PTFE coating or seals which use single or multiple PTFE wafers our PL Technology retains the inherent flexibility the elastomer and combines this with the low friction performance of PTFE.

Race-Tec PL Seals offer superior life and performance and are used extensively in all classes of motorsport.

To find out more about how we can help you, please call us on 023 8024 6986, alternatively leave us a message using our contact form

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Reasons to work with Race-Tec

Responsive & innovative design support
Bespoke solutions & problem solving
CAE - Non-linear FEA, 3D CAD
Material development & analysis
Dynamic testing
Product performance analysis
Short lead-times
In house manufacturing
Small batch capability
Zero defect quality control
Full batch traceability & laser marking
Supply chain management
On time delivery
Project Management
Complete Design Service
Ongoing technical support
Highly skilled and experienced workforce

How can we help you?

Let us know what your requirements are and when it would be a good time to talk and one of our engineers will schedule a call

How we do it

Race-Tec has the know-how to provide tailor made sealing solutions to meet with
the vigorous requirements of modern day motorsport.

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