Browse Categories

Style 219 Flax Braided Packing


What is flax packing?

Flax is a natural fiber that is derived from the stem of the flax plant. It is made by braiding together strands of flax fiber into a dense, rope-like structure called compression packing or braided packing. Flax packing is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly packing material and is commonly used in industrial applications to prevent the leakage of fluids from machinery and equipment.

Flax braided packing is known for its ability to conform to irregular surfaces and its low coefficient of friction, which makes it an effective sealing material for pumps, valves, and other machinery. It is also resistant to most chemicals and can withstand high temperatures.

While flax braided packing is a relatively affordable and versatile sealing material, it does have some limitations. For instance, it may not be suitable for applications where it is exposed to high pressure or abrasive media, as it may wear out quickly under these conditions. Additionally, it may need to be lubricated with oil or graphite to maintain its effectiveness over time.