What is Vulcanization and Vulcanized Rubber

What is Vulcanization and Vulcanized Rubber?

Vulcanized rubber is much stronger than traditional rubber. It can withstand greater pressure and stress and is much more elastic, which is why many manufacturers prefer using vulcanized rubber in their businesses. Vulcanized rubber’s increased strength and elasticity allow it to be stretched to a much greater degree without warping or becoming deformed. Vulcanization also […]

HNBR Supply Chain Tightening

Global availability of HNBR, and subsequently HNBR o-rings, has been greatly challenged throughout 2021 due to the closure of a major production facility, which stopped production in the wake of a natural disaster. This, coupled with significant demand growth, is further tightening the market for this synthetic rubber. The global market for HNBR is primarily […]

EMI O-Rings for Industrial Automation

Globally, the market for industrial automation is seeing double digit annual growth rates. With business operations increasing its reliance on robotics, EMI (electromagnetic interference) is a growing problem on today’s factory floors. Arc welders, live wires, generators, and just about any device or machine generating radio frequency (RF) signals emit this electronic noise. This noise […]

Supply Chain News: Viton® (FKM) Global Shortage

The availability of Viton®/FKM has been tightening since mid-2021 as a key ingredient used to manufacture the compound has been diverted to the manufacturing of Lithium batteries for Electric Vehicles (EV) and photovoltaic solar panels. Due to the rapid growth of these products, that tightening is becoming more acute as we enter 2022. The key […]

$5 Order Minimum, $1 Line Minimum

Get What You Need Imagine this: Your longstanding customer gives you a call, looking for a small number of o-rings you don’t have stocked. Cost-effectively providing what’s needed is key in retaining customer loyalty, while maintaining profitability. With Global O-Ring and Seal’s $5 order minimum, you don’t have to worry about spending more and creating […]

2021: Your Year-End Review of Us

When it comes to level of service, our goal is to go above and beyond what customers expect from us. With our annual survey, we aimed to validate our efforts with results from our customers’ perspective. In our 2021 Customer Survey, we opened the floor to our customers in an effort to obtain their most […]