Established in 1889 as Manhattan Braiding Company, Palmetto has been innovating and manufacturing quality packing products. Headquartered in Denton, Maryland, USA, Palmetto is committed to protecting its customers' pumps and valves with the most effective packing to meet the most critical sealing requirements. Read More



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  • Compression Seals

    High-quality packing products, including high-temperature, white PTFE and injectible packings designed for creating pressure-tight bonds between the pumping equipment. Prevent leaks by forming a hermetic seal through an axial force that helps the seal to fill all voids around an element

  • Extracting Tools

    Includes replacement tips, extractors, packing picks, guillotine cutters and toolsets designed to remove compression packing rings from pumps and valves. Feature an interchangeable corkscrew and wood screw tips for removing both fibrous and hardened packing and flexible shaft extractors for easy removal of hard-to-reach packings

  • Pump Shaft Seals

    General-purpose, self-adjusting & shaft-mounted axial lip seals designed to deflect dust, dirt, mud and water away from the shafts, and prevent lubricant loss. Feature resilient nitrile rubber (NBR) construction capable of holding the seal in place, under heavy vibrational rotations

About Palmetto Packing

Palmetto's extensive catalogue includes compression seals, extraction tools, pump shaft seals and accessories. The brand's compression packing seals help to form pressure-tight bonds between pumping equipment and parts. Palmetto gasket seals prevent leaks by forming an hermetic seal through axial force that helps the seal fill all voids around an element. High-performance and chemically inert Palmetto injectable packings are useful in sealing leaks, worn shafts and old machines. These PTFE / graphite packings are compatible with all the pH values and have a maximum pressure limit of 500 psi.

Things to Consider

Cross-Reference Alternatives

Palmetto Packing product numbers often cross-reference to various Dayton and Lovejoy products. So, if you're looking for a Palmetto product that is either obsolete or out of stock, chances are we have the equivalent item available.


These Palmetto items range from small to large sizes. They may require careful packaging as some items might get damaged while shipping. Hence, we deliver them by courier shipment and air freight for minimum downtime.

Major Trade Names

Palfoil Graphite Tape

Palfoil is a flexible, self-forming, high-density, high-purity graphite packing material. It is beneficial in applications where high temperature and / or fluid attacks are a primary concern. Palfoil ...Read more 

Palpak Oriented PTFE Cord

Palpak style 1900 is a pure PTFE valve stem packing. It provides a high degree of flexibility and is ideal for packing worn valve stems. Palpak is highly recommended for use in all valves throughout t...Read more 

Palmetto Packing Competitive Advantages


Palmetto Packing 981 Chekseal is a self-adjusting axial lip seal. It is an exclusion device designed to deflect and exclude contaminants, such as water, dirt, dust and mud. It also prevents the loss of viscous lubricants and heavy greases. This Chekseal features highly resilient rubber construction that can be stretched and adjusted to fit the surface of the shaft. It also serves the purpose of a retainer seal by preventing the loss of viscous lubricants. These shaft seals have resilient nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) construction, offering natural tension to hold the seal in place while the shaft turns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Palmetto offer a gasket cutter?

Palmetto offers small size gasket cutter sets having a cutting range of 1 to 22-inches and large size gasket cutter sets having a cutting range of 2 to 70-inches.

Can Palmetto packing seals withstand high temperatures?

Most Palmetto packing seals can withstand temperatures up to 650 degrees Fahrenheit.

What is the length of the 1359 style packing seal?

1359 style packing seals come in various lengths ranging from 5 to 25 feet.