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  • Why You Shouldn’t Take Your O-Rings for Granted

    Why You Shouldn’t Take Your O-Rings for Granted

    O-rings are a crucial component and are vital to the overall performance of your application. Despite this, they are something that many take for granted without thinking about what would happen if they fail. Essentially, they become an afterthought. However, O-rings are an integral part of your machine and application because, without them, things would […] …Read More »
  • What is the Difference Between PTFE, FEP and PFA?

    What is the Difference Between PTFE, FEP and PFA?

    With many types of fluoropolymers available, it can prove challenging to work out what is the best option. There are subtle variances in the structure of PTFE, FEP and PFA and they all offer something different but what are the main differences between these three materials? PTFE Polytetrafluoroethylene is also known as PTFE and was […] …Read More »
  • What is the Right High-Temperature O-Ring Material?

    What is the Right High-Temperature O-Ring Material?

    When it comes to compound deterioration, heat is one of the most destructive forces. Therefore, understanding “what is the best high temperature O-ring” is a crucial factor. If you are working with temperatures over 150°C then there are a number of materials you can consider such as FKM, FVMQ, and FFKM to name but a […] …Read More »
  • USP Class VI Testing – What is it?

    USP Class VI Testing – What is it?

    In order to identify the biocompatibility of materials, USP Class VI testing is required. As one of the most widely used methods, VI forms part of six different classes with this being the most thorough. This form of testing is designed to certify that no harmful reactions or long-term issues are caused to the body […] …Read More »
  • Things You Need to Know When Installing O-Rings

    Things You Need to Know When Installing O-Rings

    O-rings are a crucial element in manufacturing and the operating of machinery but when it comes to installing rings, it is important you know what to look out for. When it comes to installing O-rings, it’s important that you get it right from the beginning as this will help to save time and money. Therefore, […] …Read More »
  • The Purpose of O-Rings

    The Purpose of O-Rings

    An O-ring is a mechanical gasket that is shaped like a ring and they are placed within grooves and are designed to handle compression between two parts. This then works to create a seal, making them one of the most common seals seen in machine design. The Purpose of O-Rings The main purpose of O-rings […] …Read More »
  • Six Causes and Signs of O-ring Failure

    Six Causes and Signs of O-ring Failure

    O-rings can fail for several reasons but there are more common reasons as to why this can occur. So, this article will help to identify the indications and causes of O-ring failure: Extrusion and Nibbling Indications of this problem appear as nibbles or nicks taken from the low-pressure side of the seal. This is caused […] …Read More »
  • Metal Detectable O-rings and Critical Applications

    Metal Detectable O-rings and Critical Applications

    O-ring failure is common when they are exposed to vibration and chemicals that cause corrosion. As a result, small fragments from seals can end up working their way into the product stream. In most cases, this can cause production and processes to stop in order to replace the O-ring. However, when this occurs in industries […] …Read More »
  • BS O-Ring Dimensions

    BS O-Ring Dimensions

    Used in a wide range of applications, O-rings are the most commonly used type of seal in a multitude of industries. O-rings come in many forms but the most common are rubber O-rings which come in a number of compounds that are designed to suit a variety of applications. We provide a full range of […] …Read More »
  • Where Are Inflatable Seals Used?

    Where Are Inflatable Seals Used?

    Inflatable seals are designed to provide a solution when it comes to sealing against powders, gases, liquids, dust and granules. They are generally used to seal fabricated equipment where the sealing gap can vary while they are useful in instances where assembly and disassembly must take place quickly. They are also suitable for use where […] …Read More »
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