Style 2003 is an interlock braided packing, using pure PTFE yarn, reinforced with aramid corners. The yarns are pretreated with PTFE dispersion, plus a break-in lubricant to reduce the coefficient of friction, as well as the frictional heat created by high shaft speeds.
Style 2003 packing, with its unique combination of PTFE and aramid fibers, is dimensionally stable, non-contaminating, has excellent lubricating and running characteristics, and because of the aramid corners, is very wear resistant. It handles acids, alkalis, and a broad range of chemicals. It is well suited for service in rotary and reciprocating pumps, mixers, agitators and reactors, especially where abrasive wear is a problem.