Garlock is a global manufacturer of high-performance sealing solutions with an emphasis on safety, longevity, and productivity. We work closely with our end-user customers, distribution partners, OEMs (original equipment manufacturers), industry associations, and government entities to understand their unique sealing challenges and respond with innovative solutions that keep people safe and the environment protected.
With a history dating back over 130 years, Garlock today maintains a global presence of manufacturing and distribution facilities that allow us to meet our customers’ needs with unprecedented responsiveness and ingenuity.
By combining the most innovative products with unparalleled service and a strong commitment to the environment, we deliver solutions that improve plant productivity, reduce costs, and comply with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.
Garlock, also known as Garlock Sealing Technologies, is an Enpro (NYSE: NPO) company.
A Culture of Excellence, Guided by Safety
Quite simply, safety is what we do. Our sealing solutions protect millions of people every day from exposure to life-threatening materials. And when purity is vital, such as in food and pharmaceutical applications, Garlock products protect the process from external contaminants. Durability, ease of maintenance, and other benefits are essential to the value of using a Garlock sealing solution, but without safety, none of those other factors would matter.This commitment to safety also extends to our own facilities. Garlock is heavily invested in creating a safe workplace and empowering our employees to take ownership and responsibility for the safety of themselves and their co-workers. Our exemplary safety record contributes significantly to Enpro’s frequent recognition as one of the nation’s safest companies.
Garlock Safety Pledge:
"I pledge to personally be involved in creating an injury-free workplace. My dedication to creating a safe workplace free of all injuries will be absolute and clear through my actions."
A History of Innovation
At Garlock, we pride ourselves on developing solutions, not just products. That means fostering a culture of innovation that springs from a deep understanding of our customers’ industries and their unique challenges. From there, our materials and applications engineers set to work developing the material combinations and designs that best meet those needs.
Garlock operates state-of-the-art research, development, and testing facilities that continue to advance the state of the sealing industry to meet the rapidly changing demands of the markets we serve. From materials development to product design, we never stop looking for ways to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations.
Throughout our 130-year history, this approach to product innovation has led to numerous game-changing technologies that deliver unprecedented value, longevity, and reliability for our customers.
We first revolutionized the industry with the formulation of GYLON® restructured PTFE gaskets more than 55 years ago and have since continued introducing ground-breaking products, including:
- GYLON® – Manufactured using a Garlock proprietary process, offering superior leak prevention for increased uptime, reduced maintenance, and substantial cost-savings
- BLUE-GARD® – A unique blend of aramid fibers, fillers, and elastomeric binders to enhance torque retention and drastically lower emission levels
- MIll-RIGHT® – Abrasion resistant and engineered to minimize wear, optimizing seal life
- MULTI-SWELL® – A proprietary formulation for an ultra-tight seal in water and oil applications
- THERMa-PUR® – Corrosion-resistant and the only gasket material designed to withstand high pressure and temperatures up to 1,832°F / 1,000°C
- TUFF-RAIL® 3504 – Patented tank car manway gaskets incorporating raised sealing features for a tighter seal in less-than-ideal bolting conditions, even after multiple cycles
- GYLON EPIX® – The next generation in PTFE gaskets, combining the traditional attributes of GYLON® with an innovative hexagonal surface design
- WavePro® – Made-to-order, low-loss dielectric material for antennas
As experts in PTFE and polymers, we are continually exploring new applications for our product and process expertise. This year, Garlock launched WavePro®, a made-to-order, low-loss dielectric material for antennas that offers reliability and high performance; even in the most extreme environments. For more information on WavePro®, please visit www.waveproantenna.com.
We understand and champion the drive for a reduced carbon footprint both at our customers’ facilities and our manufacturing plants. As such, we continually work to introduce environmentally friendly products while also meeting our customers’ sealing objectives.
Garlock is also focused on the creation of a more environmentally sustainable workplace. Since 2005, Garlock has invested over $35 million USD in these initiatives, including replacing inefficient wastewater treatment plants, restoring valuable wetlands on campus, and constructing new, energy-efficient manufacturing facilities.
Preserving the beauty and resources of our planet is of great importance to everyone at Garlock.
Proud to Be an Enpro Company
Garlock is proud to be a founding member of Enpro's Sealing Technologies segment. To learn more about our sister companies in Sealing Technologies, The Garlock Family of Companies, and other Enpro segments, click here.