SOFTEX manufactures Butterfly Valve Seals in a selection of materials, sizes and custom-designed components.
Butterfly valve seals are primarily used in the beverage industry, dairy operations and the pharmaceutical industry. In the beverage industry, butterfly valve seals are mainly made of EPDM, which withstands aqueous media, CIP/SIP processes and acids. In addition to EPDM versions, dairy operations employ FKM, VMQ and HNBR butterfly valve seals, since the high fat content of the process media must be taken into consideration. In pharmaceutical processing, depending on the medium, Fluoroprene XP comes into use as another material option since it is resistant to the sector’s sometimes aggressive flavors.
The butterfly valve seal is an essential component for blocking all three potential leakage paths: the sealing of pipes, flanges and operating shafts, in shut-off valves, flap valves and disk valves. In their materials and design, they must be configured optimally for the respective application.
Sealing solutions from SOFTEX offer a precisely calibrated material quality and torque-reducing geometries. On one hand, they allow the flap to close with a low expenditure of force. On the other hand, they nonetheless feature a high pressing action for excellent sealing. Butterfly Valve Seals are hygienic and operatively secure, guaranteeing a solid and durable sealing service in disk or butterfly valves
Free of both dead space and the penetration of contamination, the designs make possible hygienic applications for the food and beverage industry.