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Timken Expands Industrial Seal Offering
Addition of large-bore seals, bearing isolators gives Timken full line of industrial seals

CANTON, Ohio, Sept 18, 2006 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced the expansion of its line of industrial seals to include large-bore seals and bearing isolators, beginning in November in the United States and Canada. These products will be available to authorized Timken industrial distributors and are used in applications across a range of industries, including manufacturing, food, mining, power generation, chemical processing, primary metals, pulp and paper, and oil and gas.

"Introducing these large-bore seals and isolators is part of our strategy to bring a more complete line of friction management products to the industrial distribution channel," said Michael C. Arnold, president of Timken's Industrial Group. "Customers have come to rely on Timken's expertise in managing friction in a wide array of applications, and we are continually providing new products and services to help them improve their performance."

Timken's large-bore industrial seal line includes oil, split, lip, face- type and external seals in large-bore sizes up to 90 inches. Bearing isolators are available in standard, flangeless, grease-purgeable, split pillow-block, step-shaft and vertical styles.

Timken is expanding the product line through an agreement with Garlock Sealing Technologies, an EnPro Industries company (NYSE: NPO). Timken will source its line of large-bore industrial seals and bearing isolators from Garlock for the U.S. and Canadian markets, and will work to expand the product line globally in 2007. The agreement does not include mechanical seals. Terms were not disclosed.

In addition to its large-bore seal offering, Timken currently sells small- bore seals, as well as metric and high-temperature varieties. Timken also provides tools to ease installation, deter seal and bearing damage and prevent premature seal leakage.

For more information on the company's complete line of industrial seals, contact your Timken salesperson or visit

About The Timken Company


The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, keeps the world turning, with innovative ways to make customers' products run smoother, faster and more efficiently. Timken's highly engineered bearings, alloy steels and related products and services turn up everywhere. With operations in 27 countries, sales of $5.2 billion in 2005 and 27,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn™ for better performance.


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