Compression Packing

Compression Packing; providing the greatest return on initial investment in terms of leakage control, service life, and dependable, cost-effective product.

Compression packing is rigorously tested to ensure reliable, cost-effective sealing in valves, pumps, agitators and other rotary equipment. It includes Garlock’s patented 9000 EVSP® valve stem packing and leading-edge DSA dry-running self-adjusting pump packing sets. The development of the Garlock® compression packing line reflects the changes in the materials used in its production. Until the 1980’s packing was generally referred to as “greasy rope,” made of vegetable fibers, laminated wire and metal. The Clean Air Act prompted use of more exotic synthetic materials, such as carbon/ graphite, Kevlar®, Kynol®, and Teflon®. One of the most recent material developments is braided flexible graphite foil combined with high performance proprietary coatings, which meets the EPA’s latest requirements for low emissions sealing.

View Garlock® Compression Packing Products Below.

Carbon Packing

Long Life Pitch Based Carbon Fiber Packings. Garlock Carbon Packing offers energy savings and the benefits of unrivaled service life due to high purity, staple carbon fiber construction.

Crown Bush® Products

Significantly reduce your operating costs and flush water usage with our Crown Bush Compression Packing Pump Sealing System.

Flexible Graphite

Flexible Graphite Garlock Flexible Graphite Packing products offer excellent sealing capabilities under extreme conditions for longer equipment life and less maintenance.

Graphite Packing

Garlock® Graphite compression packings have excellent chemical resistance, are thermally conductive and can be used in extreme temperature and pressure conditions.

Lantern Ring Coils

Flush water product that is easy to handle and cut. Economical, and reduces downtime with installation.

Nuclear Application

Nuclear grade compression packing products that can be certified to GE Spec. D50YP12 Rev. 2.

THERMO-SIL™ Fiberglass Braid Products

Garlock offers high quality fiberglass braid and knitted rope products, two of which have been approved by the U.S. dept. of Labor – Mine Safety & Health Administration for use in various mining applications. Fiberglass braids and ropes are used for their ability to withstand high temperatures, functioning as boiler, furnace, and oven door gaskets as well as gland packing on explosion proof electrical boxes.


A family of remarkable spun synthetic fiber packings created and developed for low-cost general industrial service. SYNTHEPAK® Packing with Superior Performance is excellent for pumps, valves, rods, plungers, rams and expansion joints. Ideal replacement for asbestos.

Valve Packing

Valve stem packing for fugitive emissions service, pressure stem service and superior chemical resistance.