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  • A Guide To The Shore Durometer Scale

    A Guide To The Shore Durometer Scale

    Rubber materials come with a range of qualities that all play into the sealing process and its complexity. There are tolerances, environmental factors as well as compression set but also, the hardness is also a vital component. The hardness is measured by Durometer and this will measure the hardness in materials such as polymers, elastomers […] …Read More »
  • What is the Shore Hardness Scale?

    What is the Shore Hardness Scale?

    In the basic sense, hardness relates to the way in which a material reacts to intrusion as well as permanent deformation from a harder body. When it comes to seals, it is a property that is a significant consideration, especially in relation to function and specification. The hardness of seal materials such as rubbers, plastics […] …Read More »
  • Why Are Seals Required?

    Why Are Seals Required?

    As far as manufacturing component goes, seals or o-rings are taken for granted. They have a history that dates back over a century but they are still needed in many industries. They are simple in how they look and the role that they play but despite this, they are extremely important. While engineering, manufacturing and […] …Read More »
  • COVID-19 – NES Statement

    COVID-19 – NES Statement

    Northern Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd, as a responsible citizen of the business, local, and global community,  created an internal employee action plan based upon Public Health England recommendations : Wash hands frequently with  soap and water for at least 20 seconds. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is a viable option if soap and water is not available. […] …Read More »
  • What Is A Metal Detectable O-Ring? Everything You Need To Know

    What Is A Metal Detectable O-Ring? Everything You Need To Know

    Metal detectable O-rings are essential for companies that use machines fitted with rubber seals that come into contact with the product. In industries which have highly-regulated hygiene standards such as pharmaceutical, food, dairy and beverage, metal detectable elastomer O-rings will save you a significant amount of time, money and hassle. Fitted with components that are […] …Read More »
  • What are the uses of Viton™ Rubber?

    What are the uses of Viton™ Rubber?

    Viton™ Rubber is a highly durable and versatile type of rubber that is ideal for a wide range of applications, and the strength of this rubber makes it an extremely useful material to have at your disposal. It is a form of fluoroelastomer, a type of fluorocarbon-based synthetic rubber, which has very high chemical resistance […] …Read More »
  • The Applications Of Fluoroelastomers. Why Use FKM?

    The Applications Of Fluoroelastomers. Why Use FKM?

    Fluorocarbon elastomers, commonly known as FKM, are a key component in industries that are exposed to harsh chemical conditions, ozone attacks and intense temperatures. FKM can handle environments from as low as -40°C and as high as 250°C – or higher for short periods. FKM has been shown to contain a high ratio of fluorine […] …Read More »
  • FDA and USP Class VI O-Rings

    FDA and USP Class VI O-Rings

    There are two important organisations that play a key role in the regulation of elastomers and O-rings, these being the United States Pharmacopeia (USP) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as well as meeting European regulation EU1935. Any company wishing to produce USP Class O-rings for any kind of food and beverage, medical, […] …Read More »
  • What Are The Benefits Of A Rubber Seal?

    What Are The Benefits Of A Rubber Seal?

    It’s no surprise that rubber seals are among the most popular choices when it comes to ensuring an airtight and watertight fit in a wide variety of industries and applications. From aerospace to the automotive industry, from electronics to engineering, from medicine to mining; regardless of the sector, rubber seals are consistently preferred as a […] …Read More »
  • What Are The Uses Of Silicone O-rings?

    What Are The Uses Of Silicone O-rings?

    O-rings are an essential component in machinery across all kinds of industries and have been for well over a century. Despite their importance, the basic design of an O-ring has changed very little over the last 100 years – but the materials used to make them have undergone significant advances. Today, one of the most […] …Read More »