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Plastic Valves 101
Applications
  • Downloadable .pdf versions of the Application Bulletins found in our popular “Applications 3-Ring Binder.” These are in the same numerical order used in the binder.

  • Series EBV solves corrosion woes in glycol system at Edna Valley Vineyards.

  • CKS Valve Ends Backflow Troubles in R. O. System

  • Thread Sealant Compatibility Issues with Plastic Piping at Semiconductor Fab

  • Water Utility Corrosion Problems Solved in Jacksonville, Florida using Plast-O-Matic solenoid valves, check valves, and gauge guards.

  • Sight Glass used to monitor leakage in double containment piping system

  • Vacuum Breaker prevents implosion in intermediate bulk containers

  • Pilot Solenoid Valves used for water treatment at Bremerton Public Works

Published Articles
Valve Body & Seal Materials
  • to materials used in plastic valves

  • PVC

    Polyvinyl chloride. Plast-O-Matic uses Geon® brand Grade 1, Type 1 PVC.

  • Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride. Plast-O-Matic uses Corzan® and Temprite® CPVC. Temprite is a type of Corzan used for injection molding.

  • Polyvinylideneflouride. Plast-O-Matic uses various formulas of Kynar® PVDF depending on the application.

  • PP

    Polypropylene. Plast-O-Matic uses Natural, unpigmented homopolymer polypropylene & glass-filled polypropylene.

  • Polytetrafluoroethylene. A high purity fluoropolymer. Teflon® is a popular brand of fluoropolymers.

  • PPO

    Polyphenylene ether blended with polystyrene. Plast-O-Matic uses Noryl GFN1.

  • FKM

    Fluoro rubber. Viton® is a popular brand of FKM.

  • Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer. An olefinic thermoplastic elastomer.

  • Buna-nitrile rubber.

  • Tetrafluoroethylene/propylene dipolymer.

  • Perfluoroelastomer

  • used in Series FS & FSA Flow Switches

  • Fluoropolymer fastener coating

Types of Valves Explained
Considerations for Various Applications