|FORMULA-8 is specifically made for use as a thread
sealant in dry conditions.
FORMULA-8 uses PTFE in a white thixotropic paste to seal threaded
joints. The seals are formed over the entire thread length instead of
just a fraction of the total convolutions. Unlike thread-sealing tapes,
the size or length of the thread is not a limiting factor.
FORMULA-8 is perfect for natural gas applications! It is also
chemically compatible with diesel fuel, liquid propane gas, oxygen, and
in hydraulic systems. Even fine threads in instrumentation systems are
sealed effectively over the entire thread length.
FORMULA-8 won't deteriorate from -400oF to
+500oF, it's stable in pressures up to 3,500psi and in
vacuums 10-3 Torr.
Some of the ideal conditions for FORMULA-8 are:
- Natural gas applications
- Oxygen cylinders to elliminate leaks
- Plumbing in federally inspected food-processing
areas (not for direct food contact)
- Hydraulic and fuel systems (use in pressures up to
- Moderate vacuum service
- Fine instrument threads
- Oxygen systems below 125ºC.
- Valves in bottles gases
FORMULA-8 required no curing time. Systems may be put
back into service immediately. The paste "wets" the threaded surface and
cannot be accidentally dislodged, making it especially useful in those