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Type VP2

PTFE Graphite Gland Packing

Vulcan Type VP2 PTFE Graphite Packing

VP2 packing is manufactured solely from a unique Vulcan fibre G1 developed to be very similar in material construction to the original GORE® GFO fibre and has been manufactured to optimise performance at an improved cost. G1 yarn is constructed from PTFE tape and Graphite inter-locked to create a true synergy between these two premier packing materials. High-temperature break-in and running lubricants are added to the yarns, prior to braiding in our CROSS-LOCK® lattice. The result is an exceptional process packing that gives, often many times, longer service life in the vast majority of applications. With the exceptions of high mechanical load (highly abrasive media or high pressure) or temperatures above PTFE’s limit of 536°F (280°C), VulcanVP2 is the ultimate packing for general pump duties.

Vulcan VP2 resists all chemicals across the entire pH range (except oleum, aqua regia, fuming nitric acid and fluorine), is self-lubricating and does not shrink, harden nor dry out. The packing is very cool running with exceptionally good thermal conductivity thus practically eliminating shaft scoring.

Type VP2 standard spool length is 8 metres, aside from cross-section sizes 3mm and 5mm where the standard length is 30 metres. Custom lengths can be available - please contact us using the form.

Applications: For use wherever the value of the best quality and material packing can be realised. Since the actual purchase cost of a packing is typically only 3% of the true utilisation cost, Vulcan recommends this PTFE GRAPHITE packing for all possible applications. They will increase service life whilst minimising wear and gland adjustments, against nearly all media in static, rotary and reciprocating uses.


  • Increase service life whilst minimising wear and gland adjustments
  • High chemical resistance - full pH range
  • Practically eliminates shaft scoring

Operating Limits

  • Pressure Rating: 120 Bar
  • Rotary Speed: 25 m/s
  • Temperature: -200˚C to +280˚C
  • pH Range: 0 - 14

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

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