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Fluolion Sturntite

Supplier: James Walker

Dense, robust packing, plaited from the finest quality flax yarns, impregnated with Fluolion® PTFE and petroleum-based grease.

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Flax yarns are selected for strength, durability, rot resistance and lubricant retention properties.

Typical applications
Well proven product on marine duties - widely used on stern glands and rudder posts of all sizes, bilge pumps and valves, etc. Non-marine applications include pumps and valves handling waste water or sewage.


Prime features

  • Developed as a highly versatile packing for marine duties.
  • Long life with low leakage.
  • Reduced shaft wear.
  • Flexible for easy fitting.

Chemical properties
Compatible with media in the range pH 5-10.

 Service capabilities - valve stem duties
Maximum operating temperature:       +95°C.
Minimum operating temperature:         -40°C.
Maximum system pressure:                10MPa.

Service capabilities - centrifigal pumps and rotary equipment
Maximum operating temperature:       +95°C.
Minimum operating temperature:         -40°C.
Maximum shaft speed:                         9.0m/s.
Maximum system pressure:                 2.5MPa.

Service capabilities - reciprocating pumps and rams
Maximum operating temperature:       +95°C.
Minimum operating temperature:         -40°C.
Maximum rod speed:                            1.0m/s.
Maximum system pressure:                 10MPa.

How supplied
Ex-stock: all popular square sections from 3mm to 22mm (plus 30mm) in boxes containing 8m; and 25mm to 50mm (apart from 30mm) in boxes containing 9m. Other cross-sections manufactured to order. Also supplied as split preformed rings and sets. Full fitting instructions are included. 

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