2017 Article Dec 27, 2017

Friction is NOT Your Friend - Slippery Can Be GOOD!

Self-lubing O-rings
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2017 Article Nov 30, 2017

Why use a custom-size Spliced and Vulcanized O-Ring?

October 2017
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2017 Article Nov 17, 2017

What Makes a Sealing Material FDA-Grade?

A wide variety of food and beverage manufactures require FDA-grade compliant materials. What are the most common FDA-grade materials for o-rings?
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2017 Article Sep 14, 2017

TEMPERATURE is critical. FVMQ or PVMQ or ...???

Temperature is critical.
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2017 Article Jul 20, 2017

How Important is Chemical Compatibility with Your Seals and O-rings?

Chemical compatibility of common elastomers
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2017 Article Jun 14, 2017

What is durometer?

Durometer is one of several measures of hardness of objects like rubber and plastic.
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2017 Article Mar 08, 2017

What are some common seal failures - Part 1?

COMMON SEAL FAILURES
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2017 Article Feb 15, 2017

What Can I Learn About Oil Seals?

Oil seals – often called grease, fluid or dirt seals – very simply need to stop the fluid that is inside from leaking out.
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2017 Article Jan 04, 2017

What is a Mechanical Seal

A mechanical seal is simply a method of containing fluid within a vessel (typically pumps, mixers, etc.) where a rotating shaft passes through a stationary housing or occasionally, where the housing rotates…
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2016 Article Dec 06, 2016

What is HNBR?

When high temperature conditions require high tensile strength and resistance, one elastomer comes to mind:Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR).
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2016 Article Nov 08, 2016

Are there really Metal & X-Ray Detectable Materials?

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2016 Article Oct 04, 2016

What is a Back-Up Ring?

We mostly think of back up rings as being used with O-Rings. But they also are used with T-seals (an O-Ring substitute) as well as various styles of piston seals and occasionally with U-Seals.
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