Welcome to APG

recent blogs .

Viton™ vs Nitrile: Which is the best elastomer?
FKM (Viton™) and Nitrile (NBR) are two of the most used elastomers for sealing applications. These materials are suited for all-purpose general use applications. They both offer key properties that allow for great flexibility for different tasks throughout the industry. They both offer excellent compression set resista Read More.
Does Lower Temperatures Affect the Elasticity of Rubber Elastomers?
  • elastomers
  • o-rings cold exposure
  • temperature
  • science blog
Temperature dropping during cold weather events could cause the rubber to lose its elasticity, which is measured by its “compression set”. The compression set is vital to the o-rings ability to perform, seal properly, and go back to its original shape after being stretched or bent. A better resistance to the compressio Read More.