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CASE STUDIES

dures® XPC-2 case study

dures® XPC-2

Our team helped find a solution that mitigated lost time and reduced repair costs at a Texas chemical plant that’s a producer of products that are crucial ingredients.
Tuff Breed® WSP Extreme® Gold case study

Tuff Breed® WSP Extreme® Gold

CDI worked with a leading service provider in the Haynesville Shale to solve premature failure of an existing well service packing in its pressure pumping operations.
A497 and A498 Material Blend case study

A497 and A498 Material Blend

We helped a chemical facility in Texas address significant problems with leaking packing rings on three of its major reciprocating compressor units.
CDI Seal Stack Design case study

CDI Seal Stack Design

A major subsea service provider approached CDI to help with a custom-designed test apparatus to achieve accreditation from Lloyds BV.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK case study

Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK

A leading manufacturer of high-performance valves partnered with CDI on an ambitious project to redesign one of its highest volume products.
dures® A451 case study

dures® A451

CDI installed dures A451 wear rings and bushings in a lean carbonate circulation pump, resulting in an $800,000 increase in yearly production.

dures® 250 case study

dures® 250

CDI’s custom bushings in a seawater circulating pump resulted in doubling of MTBR from two years to four years.

Product Brochures

CDI Corporate Brochure

CDI Corporate Brochure

A glimpse at our material science, engineering, and manufacturing capabilities as well as our markets and our global footprint.
Tuff Breed® Product Brochure

Tuff Breed® Product Brochure

Product brochure for Tuff Breed® line including the SandDog® Header Ring and WSP Extreme® Series product line.

Polymer Products for Compressor Applications Brochure

Polymer Products for Compressor Applications Brochure

Our polymeric materials, engineering, and expertise provides compressor manufacturers an invaluable resource.

Polymer Products for Pump Applications Brochure

Polymer Products for Pump Applications Brochure

The dures® range of materials enables pump operators to set tighter clearances, improving reliability, efficiency, and costs.

Polymer Products for Valve Applications Brochure

Polymer Products for Valve Applications Brochure

Our range of materials enables valve OEMs and end-users to improve reliability, enhancing efficiency and savings in life cycle costs.
CDI Integrated Capabilities Brochure

CDI Integrated Capabilities Brochure

Our in-house capabilities, from innovative formulation to manufacturing, allow custom high-performance polymer solutions, ensuring efficiency and quality.
OptiSeal® Products Brochure

OptiSeal® Products Brochure

OptiSeal® is a versatile, low-friction sealing solution with spring-energized seals, providing improved media compatibility and performance across temperatures.

Elastomeric Seals Brochure

Elastomeric Seals Brochure

CDI's diverse custom seals, components, and packing assemblies are supported by extensive research, advanced manufacturing, and high-performance materials.

EDUCATIONAL GUIDES

Fugitive Emissions Next-Generation Sealing Solutions

Fugitive Emissions: Next-Generation Sealing Solutions

Learn how polymeric, elastomeric, and flexible graphite seals offer distinct advantages to limit harmful gases.

Thermoplastics The Advantages and Applications for OEMs

Guide to Thermoplastics

Get an introduction to high-performance polymers as well as the advantages and applications for OEMs.

Setting the Standard in Responsible Manufacturing

Setting the Standard in Responsible Manufacturing

CDI is working hard to set the standard in responsible manufacturing. See the steps we're taking to reducing our overall environmental impact by 30% by 2030.

5 Benefits of Vertical Integration in Manufacturing

5 Benefits of Vertical Integration in Manufacturing

OEMs have a choice when sourcing a manufacturing partner. Discover how a streamlined approach to product manufacturing reduces costs and improves quality.

Data and analytics are helping to increase efficiency and quality while lowering costs.

How Smart Manufacturing Is Transforming Factories

Smart manufacturing is restructuring the landscape. Learn how innovative manufacturers are leveraging data and analytics to move faster while lowering costs.

6 Benefits of Converting Metal Components to Plastic

6 Benefits of Converting Metal Components to Plastic

Today's plastics are increasingly popular with OEMs. Find out how to save time and increase efficiency by switching from metal to high-performance engineered thermoplastics.

Can Plastics Handle Today’s Critical Manufacturing Challenges

Why You Should Consider Plastics Over Metals

Before choosing a material for your next project, see what today’s plastics can do. This highly visual infographic shows four reasons for considering plastics over metals.

Innovative Sealing Solutions for Today’s Oil and Gas Industry

Innovative Sealing Solutions for Today's Oil and Gas Industry

Improve your operations with polymer and flexible graphite components that meet your most critical challenges.

CDI Products Quality Policy

CDI Products Quality Policy

We are committed to meeting the needs and expectations of our customers. We will achieve this by understanding our customers’ requirements and by employing a culture of operational and business excellence that embraces continuous improvement of our processes and products.

API Specification Q1

API Specification Q1

American Petroleum Institute certification of the CDI Quality Management System for the Design and Manufacture of High-Performance Elastomeric or Plastic Seals, Products, and Materials.

AS9100D - Aerospace Industry Quality Certification

AS9100D - Aerospace Industry Quality Certification

Certificate of Approval for Design and Manufacture of Seals and other Products from High-Performance Elastomers, Plastic, Composite, and Metal Materials for Aerospace and Industrial Applications.

ISO 90012015

ISO 9001:2015

Certification from the American Petroleum Institute Quality Registrar for the Design and Manufacture of High-Performance Elastomeric or Plastic Seals, Products, and Materials.

ISO 140012015

ISO 14001:2015

ISO 14001:2015 certification for the Design and Manufacture of High-Performance Elastomeric or Plastic Seals, Products, and Materials.

ISO 450012018 Certification

ISO 45001:2018 Certification

ISO 45001:2018 certification for the Design and Manufacture of High-Performance Elastomeric or Plastic Seals, Products, and Materials.

HSSE Policy

HSSE Policy

CDI's Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) Management System Policy.

TECHNICAL REPORTS

NORSOK M-710 Plastics

NORSOK M-710 Plastics

View the evaluation of several CDI thermoplastic seal compounds to the NORSOK M-710 standard. These compounds are used extensively in OptiSeal® and OptiPak® sealing solutions.

Norsok M-710  ISO 23936-2 Elastomers

Norsok M-710 / ISO 23936-2 Elastomers

View the evaluation of several CDI elastomeric seal compounds to ISO 23936-2. The compounds selected are extensively used in sealing solutions provided by CDI.

API 6A Annex F Polymers

API 6A Annex F Polymers

View the evaluation of several CDI elastomeric and thermoplastic seal compounds using the
immersion testing procedure known as ISO 10423:2009.

Material Data Sheets

Material Data Sheet Concept

27-1840

COMPOUND: 27-1840
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: Unreinforced Nylon 11, Natural; Injection molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

700

COMPOUND: ARMORLENE® 700
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled PTFE, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

700-7AX

COMPOUND: 700-7AX
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled PTFE, Compression & Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

700NI4

COMPOUND: 700NI4
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: A Proprietary PTFE Compound Filled with Nickel Powder, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

700RE

COMPOUND: 700RE
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled PTFE, Ram Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

701

COMPOUND: 701
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 25% Glass Fiber Reinforced PTFE, Compression and Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

702 (A173)

COMPOUND: ARMORLENE® 702 (A173)
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 15% Glass Fiber Reinforced and 5% MoS2 (Moly) Filled PTFE Compound, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

703

COMPOUND: 703
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: A Proprietary PTFE Compound Filled with PPS, Carbon, and MoS2 (Moly), Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

706

COMPOUND: 706
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 15% Glass Fiber Reinforced PTFE Compound, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

711

COMPOUND: 711
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 25% Carbon-Graphite Filled PTFE, Compression and Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

711FF

COMPOUND: 711FF
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 25% Carbon-Graphite Filled PTFE, Compression & Auto Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

714

COMPOUND: 714
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Bronze-Moly (MoS2) Filled PTFE, Compression and Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

716

COMPOUND: ARMORLENE® 716
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 15% Graphite Filled PTFE Compound, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

727

COMPOUND: 727
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: 30% Glass Fiber Reinforced Nylon 6/6, Natural. Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

729

COMPOUND: 729
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled Nylon 66 (PA), Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts, Yellow Colored

Material Data Sheet Concept

734

COMPOUND: 734
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 10% Carbon-Graphite Filled PTFE, Compression and Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

745

COMPOUND: ARYLEX® 745 (Formerly designated as Xytrex 450 Injection Molded)
POLYMER: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled (Virgin) PEEK, Injection molded finish parts, stock shapes, and machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

745R

COMPOUND: ARYLEX® 745R
POLYMER: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled PEEK, Injection molded finish parts, stock shapes, and machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

748

COMPOUND: 748
POLYMER: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE)
DESCRIPTION: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Compression Molded & Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

748HT

COMPOUND: 748HT
POLYMER: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE)
DESCRIPTION: High Operating Temperature Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Compression Molded & Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

748OF

COMPOUND: 748OF
POLYMER: Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE)
DESCRIPTION: Oil Filled Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMW-PE) Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

754

COMPOUND: ARYLEX® 754
POLYMER: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
DESCRIPTION: 30% Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK, Injection molded finish parts, stock shapes, and machined parts.

Material Data Sheet Concept

757

COMPOUND: 757
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: MoS2 Filled Nylon 6/6 (PA), Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

773

COMPOUND: 773
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: Nylon 6/12 unfilled, Cast Stock Shapes and Machined parts, Yellow Colored

Material Data Sheet Concept

773D

COMPOUND: 773D
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: Devlon V-API Nylon 12/6 unfilled, Cast Stock Shapes and Machined parts, Yellow Colored

Material Data Sheet Concept

777

COMPOUND: ARMORLENE® 777
POLYMER: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled Modified PTFE, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

782

COMPOUND: 782
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Carbon Fiber Reinforced and Lubricated MPTFE Compound, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

798

COMPOUND: 798
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: Oil Filled Nylon 6, Cast Stock Shapes and Machined parts, Green Colored

Material Data Sheet Concept

799

COMPOUND: 799
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled Nylon 6 Natural, Cast Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

799E

COMPOUND: 799E
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: Unfilled Nylon 66 (PA) Natural, Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A50F

COMPOUND: A50F
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Polymer Filled PTFE Compound, Compression and Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A66

COMPOUND: A66
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Mineral & Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Filled PTFE, Compression & Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A71BLKFF

COMPOUND: A71BLKFF
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Glass Fiber Reinforced PTFE, Black Colored, Ram Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A76

COMPOUND: A76
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Glass Fiber Reinforced & MoS2 Filled, Green Colored PTFE Compound, Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A90

COMPOUND: A90
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Carbon-Graphite Filled PTFE, Compression and Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A103BLUE

COMPOUND: A103BLUE
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: 15% Glass Fiber Reinforced PTFE Compound, Blue Colored

Material Data Sheet Concept

A451

COMPOUND: ARYLEX® A451
POLYMER: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
DESCRIPTION: 30% Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Compound. Compression molded stock shapes and machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A457

COMPOUND: ARYLEX® A457
POLYMER: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
DESCRIPTION: Bearing and Wear grade PEEK Compound. Compression molded stock shapes and machined parts.

Material Data Sheet Concept

A642

COMPOUND: A642
POLYMER: Polyphenylene Sulfide (PPS)
DESCRIPTION: Carbon & PTFE Filled PPS Bearing Grade Compound, Compression and Ram Extruded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

A673

COMPOUND: A673
POLYMER: Polyetheretherketone (PEEK)
DESCRIPTION: Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Compound

Material Data Sheet Concept

dures 150

dures® 150 Non-Metallic Wear Material for Pump Applications
Grade Number: PJ00M
Material references: dures® 150, A655
Polymer Family: PPS (Poly Phenylene Sulfide)
Description: Bearing Grade PPS - Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined Parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

dures 200

dures® 200 Non‐Metallic Wear Material for Pump Applications
Grade Number: FCC4A
Material References: dures® 200
Polymer Family: PFA (Perfluoroalkoxy)
Description: Carbon Fiber Reinforced PFA Compound – Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined Parts.

Material Data Sheet Concept

dures 250

dures® 250 Non-Metallic Wear Material for Pump Applications
Grade Number: KCP0A
Material References: dures® 250
Polymer Family: PEEK (Poly Ether Ether Ketone)
Description: High Abrasion Resistant Proprietary PEEK Compound – Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined Parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

dures A451

dures® A451 Non-Metallic Wear Material for Pump Applications
Grade Number: KJC3A
Material References: dures® A451, 754C, Arylex 451
Polymer Family: PEEK (Poly Ether Ether Ketone)
Description: Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK ‐ Compression Molded Stock Shapes and Machined Parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

dures H2O

dures® H2O
Compound: dures® H2O
Polymer: Polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)
Description: Bearing Grade PPS Compound. Material complying with NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 requirements for Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. Compression Molded Stock Shapes & Machined Parts.

Material Data Sheet Concept

dures XPC-2

dures® XPC-2 Non-Metallic Wear Material for Pump Applications
Number: CW50B
Material References: dures® XPC‐2, XC‐2
Polymer Family: PEEK (Poly Ether Ether Ketone)
Description: Filament Wound PEEK / Continuous Carbon fiber composite

Material Data Sheet Concept

EX1414

COMPOUND: EX1414
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Proprietary Filled PTFE, Compression and Isostatic Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

LX111

COMPOUND: LX111
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Wear Resistant Filled PTFE Compound, Compression, Isostatic and Auto Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

LX116

COMPOUND: LX116
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Wear Resistant Filled PTFE Compound, Compression, Isostatic and Auto Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

LX332

COMPOUND: LX332
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Wear Resistant Filled PTFE Compound, Compression, Isostatic and Auto Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

LX374

COMPOUND: LX374
POLYMER: Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
DESCRIPTION: Wear Resistant Filled PTFE Compound, Compression, Isostatic and Auto Molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

NJG4A

COMPOUND: NJG4A
POLYMER: Polyamide (PA)
DESCRIPTION: 40% Glass Fiber Reinforced Natural Nylon 6, Injection molded Stock Shapes and Machined parts

Material Data Sheet Concept

PF03

COMPOUND: PF03
POLYMER: Phenolic
DESCRIPTION: High Strength Long Glass Fiber Reinforced Phenolic Compound, Molded and Machined parts, Black Colored

Material Data Sheet Concept

PF15

COMPOUND: PF15
POLYMER: Phenolic (Thermoset)
DESCRIPTION: Glass Fiber Reinforced Phenolic Compound, Black Colored