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What’s the Difference Between Polyurethane and Rubber?

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Polyurethane and rubber are two common elastomeric materials used in the manufacturing of products in many industrial sectors. The automotive industry, in particular, relies on each of these materials for many parts—gaskets, tires, belts, and hoses—for example. When it comes to a vehicle’s suspension, polyurethane vs. rubber bushings are often compared for their similar mechanical… Read more »

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What’s the Difference Between EPDM and Viton Rubber Sheeting?

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EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) and Viton are two thermoset elastomeric polymer materials that are used in applications across many industrial sectors. Though there are differences between the two, each material is noted for its very good compression strength, flexibility, and weatherability. However, what makes EPDM rubber sheeting a popular roofing material and Viton a… Read more »

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What You Need to Know About Temperature and Seals

Gaskets and o-rings are those familiar mechanical seals placed between separate substrates in order to prevent leakage when the substrates are connected. High-temperature seals may be more well-known than low-temperature ones, but in either instance, the sealant must meet material requirements to withstand extreme temperatures, immense pressure, and constant wear. Therefore, it’s important to know… Read more »

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Why Should I Use Silicone Rubber for Optimum Sealing?

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Silicone rubber is the most common synthetic polymer on the market today. It is a durable, resilient, and versatile material with applications ranging from silicone o-rings, gaskets, numerous sealants, and cable insulation to bottle nipples, tires, conveyor belts, and implants. Products and components manufactured with silicone rubber are used in such industrial sectors as aerospace,… Read more »

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What is the Best Gasket Material for Gasoline?

What is the Best Gasket Material for Gasoline?

Gaskets are those familiar, if not indispensable, rubber components that are used in all industrial, manufacturing or mechanical processes. A gasket provides the sealing and cushioning material that fills the space between two mated parts or surfaces to prevent leakage or seepage of various lubricants, fluids, gases and fumes, and-or to join objects together under… Read more »

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What is the Best O-Ring Material?

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O-Rings are an integral component in most industrial and mechanical systems. Because o-ring material selection is driven by an industrial or mechanical system, that system will define which material is best suited to fulfill the application requirements of the O-Ring. Therefore, the best O-Ring material is the material best-suited for the application. Today, the familiar… Read more »

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Buna vs Viton Seals: What’s the Difference?

O-Ring Materials

When it comes to selecting Buna vs. Viton for your sealing applications, material needs will be determined by its intended application. Viton and Buna are two durable, elastomer materials commonly used in sealing applications for O-rings and gaskets. O-rings and gaskets are seals that are compressed in an area between two or more surfaces that… Read more »

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A Guide to the Water Jet Cutting Process

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Water jet cutting services offer industries an efficient method to cut materials for the fabrication of parts and components. From making a prototype to production runs large and small, water jet cutting produces shapes and patterns to meet fabrication needs with virtually any type of material. Because of its versatility and precision cutting, the water… Read more »

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Make O-Ring Installation and Extraction Easier With This Handy Guide

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It might be argued that no other component is more overlooked in fluid power systems than the most crucial one—the O-ring. O-rings are vital to those systems functioning properly. Therefore, having an O-ring installation tool will ensure the proper installation of the O-ring itself. The right O-ring installation tools can help avoid or even prevent… Read more »

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Rubber Matting for Commercial and Industrial Floors

rubber matting for commercial spaces

Rubber matting for floors has many applications for just about any purpose. Whether looking for protection, safety, preservation, comfort, or ‘all of the above,’ rubber matting is the answer for any home or business in any residential, industrial, or commercial environment. When the weather turns to rain or snow, rolling out corrugated rubber matting in… Read more »