Gland Packing

Kevlar® Aramid Packing

Type VC1

Kevlar® Aramid Packing

Vulcan VC1 is a Superior performance pump packing. Made of a unique Aramidic composite fibre. This special fibre combines an exceptionally high tensile strength 380,000psi (27,000 kg/cm2), outstanding heat resistance, linked to low friction and excellent cool running properties. Lacking the stiffness of conventional synthetics and, thus, readily conforms to stuffing box surfaces, is easy to install and requires minimal gland torque and fewer adjustments.

This is a strong thermoset fibre packing but it is also extremely soft, assisted by our exclusive, three stage lubrication process. The low-friction factor reduces abrasion by up to 1/10th compared to Aramidic fibres, giving high reliability and life, even in the most demanding of applications. VC1 is heat resistant and will not glaze, even at high shaft speeds.

Type VC`standard spool length is 8 metres. Custom lengths can be available - please contact us using the form.

Applications: General service pumps Paper-Mill, Sugar-Mill and demanding application packing. Easy to cut and install, fast to break-in, kind to shafts, nonstaining and with low susceptibility to adverse conditions, at installation or in-use.


  • Made of a unique Aramid composite fibre
  • Highly reliable and long life, even in demanding applications
  • Suitable for general service pumps Paper-Mill, Sugar-Mill and demanding application packing.
  • Non-Staining and Low susceptibility to adverse conditions

Operating Limits

  • Pressure Rating: 130 Bar
  • Rotary Speed: 20 m/s
  • Temperature: -50˚C to +250˚C
  • pH Range: 2 - 12

Limits are for guidance only. Product performance is dependent on materials and other operating conditions.

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  • Vulcan Type Number
  • Competitor type
  • Length/quantity of spools required
  • Cross section size
  • Materials
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