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O Ring Colour Identification

O rings come in various colours, and it's important to understand what these colours indicate as the o rings you choose will affect your overall process application.  Ultimately, different o ring colours are used to help differentiate between different materials. ...

Spiral Wound Gasket Compressibility and Pressure Ratings

In order to form a reliable seal, spiral wound gaskets do require a certain degree of pressure.   The applied pressure allows the gasket to be compressed tightly between the mating surfaces preventing any leaks from occurring.  Factors such as operating temperature...

Elastomeric Compounds

What is elastomer?  Elastomeric compounds are rubber seals produced using natural rubbers or manufactured by the chemicals industry.  Elastomeric sealing compounds consist of between 50-60% rubber; the remainder of the compound consists of fillers,...

Is there such a thing as the right flange gasket?

We cannot stress enough how important gaskets and seals can be. Gaskets are vital for an application's reliability and integrity, and trust us when we say, choosing the right gasket now can help you avoid costly issues in the future.  Taking a closer look at pipe...

Plastic gaskets, the best alternative to metal

Plastic gaskets and seals are not that uncommon.  In fact, they’re used in many devices due to the longevity and functionality they offer.  Helping to prevent leaks and maintain temperature control, plastic gaskets help equipment and appliances operate to the best of...

Protecting your seals

Dust gets everywhere.  We see it across the surfaces of our homes and even in our workplaces, especially when the light shines through to show it in its full glory!  However, dust that seeps and builds up within engineering equipment can be disastrous.  Causing damage...

Importance of durometer testing

Durometer or shore durometer is a way for industry professionals to measure how hard such things as plastic, rubber, and non-metallic materials genuinely are.  Its focus is to measure on a Shore A or Shore D scale, looking at how robust material is when examining its...

Metal Detectable O Rings

Metal detectable o rings became a necessary must when it was identified that some chemicals, exposure to extreme temperatures, and continuous vibrations could cause failings in standard o rings.  Failings that not only mean a breaking of the seal, but there is also an...

Tips for best o ring maintenance

If o rings are not maintained, leaks can occur, and water and other fluids can enter the appliance or application, and even product in the mix!  If this happens, damage can occur to internal parts and mechanisms, causing deployment failings, potential false readings,...

What you need to know about O Ring Lubricants

Silicone grease and lubricants aren’t just a nice to have for o rings, but they can quite often be a must-have.  However, with so many greases and lubricants to choose from, it can often be a minefield choosing the best ones and the right ones for your o ring and...

Cork Gaskets and Sheeting Materials

We have a range of cork sheeting products available which offer a good choice for the manufacture of gaskets for low bolt pressure applications. The general temperature range is -20⁰C to +120⁰C offering good flexibility and material resilience. The two main products, made with rubber granules ensuring improved characteristics over un-bonded alternatives, are listed below

Neoprene Bonded Cork – Has good oil resistance, is relatively cheap and seals well at low pressures. Used in electrical, oil and general engineering applications.

Nitrile Bonded Cork – A firm rubber bonded cork material and generally gives good oil and fuel resistance offering good flexibility and resilience

Felt Gaskets and Sheeting Materials

We offer a range of Pressed Wool and Engineering Felts covering a range of density’s and thicknesses capable of withstanding a temperature range of -80⁰C to + 200⁰C

Paper Gaskets and Sheeting Materials

Flexoid paper is supplied in rolls or as cut gaskets to any shape or size and in a range of thicknesses. It is suitable for mineral oils, hydrocarbons and cold water but it is not suitable for acids and steam. With a temperature range y=up to 120⁰C it is available in 1 metre wide rolls and thicknesses of 0.25, 0.5, 0.8 and 1.0mm 

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