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  • 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 »
  • What are the benefits of inflatable seals?

    What are the benefits of inflatable seals?

    An inflatable seal is an elastomeric tube that can be made from several different elastomers or can also be fabric-reinforced and custom molded in a concave, flat or convoluted configuration. It is designed to round out when inflated to ensure that a tight barrier is created between a mounting and a striking surface. How Does […] …Read More »
  • How metal detectable o-rings can reduce downtime

    How metal detectable o-rings can reduce downtime

    One of the most important aspects of producing and manufacturing food and medicines in the food and pharmaceutical industries is that contaminants are kept at bay. If they enter the production chain, then it can bring it to a grinding halt and that costs money. However, while it is possible to mitigate risks, there is […] …Read More »
  • Everything you need to know about O-rings and seals

    Everything you need to know about O-rings and seals

    What is an O-Ring? The O-ring has been around since the dawn of the 20th century. Amazingly, the overall design of the O-ring has remained the same although the type of material used has changed. However, in their simple form, they are extremely straightforward and reliable. How Do They Work? They take their name from […] …Read More »
  • Choosing seals for medical and pharmaceutical uses

    Choosing seals for medical and pharmaceutical uses

    Sealing solutions are a vital part of nearly every industrial application but this is more important in those applications within the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) have the responsibility of ensuring that their products meet minimal requirements and so they offer quality and assurance when reducing the risk of cross-contamination. Aside from […] …Read More »
  • INTEGRATED POLYMER SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES MAST TECHNOLOGIES

    INTEGRATED POLYMER SOLUTIONS ACQUIRES MAST TECHNOLOGIES

    MAST is an expert in designing, developing and manufacturing innovative RF, microwave and EMI absorbing materials for integration into military and electronics solutions. These include reliable high-temperature, corrosion resistant products for harsh environments on military aircraft, ships and ground vehicles as well as EMI shielding for electronics packages, wireless antennas and telecom data transmission applications. […] …Read More »