Type VT5 - Natural Fibre Gland Packing | Vulcan Seals
Gland Packing

Type VT5

Natural Fibre Gland Packing

Type VT5 Natural Fibre Gland Packing

Vulcan Type VT5 is an outstanding PTFE impregnated and lubricated packing, made to replace traditional PTFE asbestos packing, without sacrificing the strength and natural sealing qualities of Asbestos. Asbestos replacement packing normally has a payoff in terms of capabilities of the fibre used, or in terms of cost. VT5 is a low cost, quality packing giving outstanding service life. Vulcan VT5 is braided from natural Ramie fibres which are extremely strong and therefore highly resistant to wear and to rot. A long-term PTFE impregnation is bound to each yarn in a special process and the packing is further treated with inert lubricants.

VT5 PTFE Ramie fibre packing is especially suitable for aqueous mixtures containing abrasive media such as found in the water, sewage, paper and marine industries. VT5 is non-staining and smooth running to give a high level of shaft protection. This packing is characterised by its long service life with high mechanical strength and excellent volumetric stability.

Type VT5 standard spool length is 8 metres. Custom lengths can be available - please contact us using the form.

Applications: Multi-purpose pump and valve packing for exceptional trouble-free service life against general and abrasive media. For use in the water, marine, brewing, food, chemical, petrochemical and paper industries.


  • Impregnated and lubricate with PTFE
  • Extremely strong and highly resistant to wear and rotting
  • Suitable for Multi-purpose pumps and valves
  • Non-staining and smooth running to give a high level of shaft protection

Operating Limits

  • Pressure Rating: 100 Bar
  • Rotary Speed: 12 m/s
  • Temperature: -30°C to +120°C
  • pH Range: 2 - 12

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

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