Our customers are seeing an increasing demand for HNBR o-rings, especially in cold weather climates. To accommodate this demand, we have expanded our inventory of 80 durometer HNBR o-rings. HNBR o-rings have a broad temperature range (-40ºF to +302ºF), superior chemical resistance, and are often used in the oil & gas and automotive industries. For […]
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Over time, exposure to extreme temperatures, continuous vibration, and corrosive clean-in-place (CIP) chemicals can cause o-rings in industrial processing operations to fail. When this occurs, fragments of rubber from seals and gaskets can shear off and migrate through sanitary systems to enter the product stream. In many processes, this issue requires little more than a […]
About Natural Rubber You might be surprised to know that the rubber in your tires and so many other modern uses begins as a white, liquid type substance called latex that is derived from certain plants. If you cut a dandelion stem, for instance, you’ll see latex dripping from the stem. Theoretically, rubber could be […]
Of the four characteristics that define an o-ring (material, durometer, color, and size), determining and properly communicating the exact size needed is often the trickiest part of an order. Applying tried and true methods for determining the correct size will save you time in the short-term and frustration and additional cost down the road. Read […]
Neoprene o-rings are also known as chloroprene (CR) o-rings and provide good resistance to UV light, oxidation, and weather applications. The elastomer they are made from is cost effective, water resistant and weather resistant. These o-rings are most commonly used in the refrigeration industry due to excellent resistance to hazardous chemicals like ammonia and coolants […]
Spliced and vulcanized o-rings are made from extruded cord stock that has been cut and bonded together, as opposed to molded o-rings; those that have been compression or injection molded as one piece. Vulcanized o-rings are an excellent choice for static sealing applications when molded o-rings cannot be used due to large or non-standard dimensions, […]