Gland Packing

What is a gland packing?

A gland packing is a shaft seal. The gland packing serves as a seal between a rotating shaft and the housing when the housing is used to contain a fluid. The gland packing must prevent the fluid from leaking down the shaft.


How is gland packing used?

Gland packing serves as a seal between a rotating shaft and its housing. The rope-like material is wrapped around the shaft of a pump. This ensures that liquids such as oil and water do not leak along the shaft.

Where are gland packings used for?

A well-known example for which a gland packing is used is in shipping. On a boat, the gland gasket is located near the propeller so that the propeller can still turn, but the water remains outside the boat.


We sell different brands of gland packings such as,

  • James Walker
  • Freudenberg
  • Techniparts


On our website you can find all our different diameters, the diameters range from 3x3mm to 25x25mm.


  • Aramid/Duramid
  • Graphite
  • Hemp fiber
  • Carbon fiber
  • PTFE/Aramid
  • Ramie

Properties of a gland packing:

  • Temperature range from -200˚C to 280˚C
  • Wear-resistant
  • Resilient
  • Gas tight
  • Good resistance to chemicals
  • Resistant to high pressure

View our entire range of gland packings here

For more information about gland packings, please contact us. This can be done through the chat function, by telephone ( 31 38 460 12 32 ) or via our mail (

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