Synthetic fiber

The 3R 790 is an interlock braid using carded synthetic yarns thoroughly impregnated with a PTFE suspensoid. The finished packing is again coated with PTFE dispersion and a break-in lubricant is added to reduce shaft wear and eliminate glazing at start up.


It is an excellent multi-service packing which handles steam, water, solvents, oils, mild acids and alkali and a broad range of other chemicals. It is white in color and will not discolor the flow media. This style is recommended for use in centrifugal, rotary and reciprocating pumps and also mixers, agitators, and expansion joints.


Service limits

Minimum Temperature -100°C (-150°F)
Maximum Temperature 230°C (445°F)
Rotating 300 psi (20 bar)
Reciprocating 1160 psi (80 bar)
Static 1450 psi (100 bar)
Shaft Speed 2350 fpm (12 m/s)
pH 2-12

Approximate yields - Feet per pound (+/- 10%)

1/8" 78.3
3/16" 48.1
1/4" 23.3
5/16" 15.3
3/8" 10.6
7/16" 8.6
1/2" 5.8
9/16" 4.8
5/8" 3.9
3/4" 2.8
7/8" 2.2
1" 1.8
N.B. The information presented may differ from practice. We recommend conducting tests according to the conditions of use. We accept no responsibility for results obtained by the application of this information or the safety and suitability of our products. The data is subject to certain variations without notice.