The shelf life for Durlon® gasketing products is as follows:
Durlon® compressed sheet materials stored under normal conditions, the shelf life is five years.
Durlon® PTFE sheet - unlimited
Durlon® flexible graphite and CFG - unlimited
- Gasket material should be stored in a cool, dry location. Avoid storage of material in direct sunlight or near heaters. Avoid contact with water, oil or chemicals. Gaskets should not be stored so that they become too tightly packed and damaged.
- Aging is a factor that should be considered. Each material, however, ages differently. Under normal storage conditions, three to five years is acceptable for compressed materials. Filled PTFE and flexible graphite can be stored indefinitely. All full-sized sheets and rolls of Durlon®compressed materials are date coded and traceable.