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  • 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 »
  • Why Can O-rings Fail? The Most Common Reasons

    Why Can O-rings Fail? The Most Common Reasons

    O-rings are a tried and trusted method of sealing two component parts in a wide range of industries that have been relied upon for well over a century. However, just because they are an excellent solution to a universal challenge, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t susceptible to failure on occasion. There are many different […] …Read More »
  • How to prevent ozone damage of your O-rings

    How to prevent ozone damage of your O-rings

    The the most common seal used in a multitude of industries is O-rings. From aerospace to chemical processing, food and pharmaceutical industries, O-rings come in a variety of robust materials that offer high-quality and reliable seals for many different fields. Whether it’s heavy plant or agricultural machinery, these donut-shaped rings are suitable for the most […] …Read More »
  • O-Rings Suppliers & Wholesale by NES

    O-Rings Suppliers & Wholesale by NES

    Northern Engineering (Sheffield) Ltd are a leading O-ring suppliers and manufacturers who distribute a range of engineered, elastomeric products across the globe. From food and beverage industry to the pharmaceutical industry we are reputable O-ring suppliers for a variety of businesses across all industry sectors. NES offers an extensive range of O-rings that can be […] …Read More »
  • Different types of O-ring applications

    Different types of O-ring applications

    Different types of O-ring applications One of the most crucial components of modern industry, the humble O-ring is as versatile as it is reliable. Despite having been first patented in 1896 by Swedish inventor J O Lundberg, the basic design of the O-ring has changed very little in the intervening century. Neither has the function […] …Read More »
  • Is Silicone Heat Resistant?

    Is Silicone Heat Resistant?

    All types of silicone are polymers and are made up of siloxane. Silioxane is a chain of alternating silicone atoms and oxygen atoms, often combined with carbon or hydrogen. Found in sand, Silicone is a naturally occurring element but the majority that you’ll come across day to day are synthetic products which have been manufactured […] …Read More »
  • The Best FDA Approved Rubber Materials

    The Best FDA Approved Rubber Materials

    If you’re looking to purchase components which are likely to come into contact with food, it’s essential to use FDA approved products. The FDA defines products requiring approval as: “any substance that is intended for use as a component of materials used in manufacturing, packing, packaging, transporting, or holding food.” By assuring FDA compliance, you […] …Read More »
  • The Importance of Shore A Hardness

    The Importance of Shore A Hardness

    You’ll see us talk a lot about Shore A Hardness in our product descriptions, but what is it and why is it important for your design? Let’s find out. What is Shore A hardness? Shore Hardness is a measure of the resistance of a material to denting. The Shore A Hardness scale is one such […] …Read More »
  • What Causes O-Ring Cracking?

    What Causes O-Ring Cracking?

    Having an O-ring fail in an application is never a fun event. At best, it will mean some downtime and production delays, at worst it could lead to contamination of products requiring a major clean down to rectify. One of the reasons O-rings can fail is because the material has cracked. If you’ve removed an […] …Read More »