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Ethylene Propylene
  • ethylene propylene
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  • orings
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  • o-rings cold exposure
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  • o-rings heat exposure
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  • heat
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  • cold
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  • ice
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  • freezer
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  • oven
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  • skydrol
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  • chemicals
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  • industrial
EPR is a great material to be used in many different fields, especially when it comes to commercial aircraft. It offers great ozone, water, steam, acid, and base resistance. However, it lacks in petroleum sealing. Temperature ranges -65ºF to 300ºF. Ethylene Propylene carries a special resistance to Skydrol® fluids whic Read More.
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Aflas Material Fact Sheet
  • aflas
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  • aflas o-ring nitrile oring
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  • oil
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  • base
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  • flame
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  • heat
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  • chemicals
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  • weather
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  • ozone
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  • outdoor use
Aflas® is unique compared to other rubber materials as it has a wide range of resistive properties. Such as high temperatures, chemicals, electrical, and petroleum. This being said you can easily apply this to many factors such as down holes, general steam, marine engines, and mechanical seals. Aflas® performs well in Read More.
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How Long Do Elastomers Last?
  • age
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  • elastomers
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  • rubber
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  • orings
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  • warehouse
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  • safety
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  • storage
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  • gaskets
O-Rings and other elastomers should be stored at a proper temperature that should NEVER exceed 120ºF but is recommended to stay below 100ºF at all times. Any heat sources such as furnaces, fires, boilers sunlight, and radiators should not be near any elastomer. Read More.
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Nitrile Material Fact Sheet
  • nitrile
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  • buna-n
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  • o-ring
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  • multi-purpose
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  • fluid sealing
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  • sealing
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  • oil
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  • industrial
Nitrile (Buna-N) is the most widely used general-purpose O-Ring elastomer. Because of the resistance to petroleum and oil products, superior compression set, tear, and abrasion resistance. However, it does not wear very well in sunlight or ozone Nitrile isn’t known to have the greatest chemical resistance but is known Read More.
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Backup Rings
  • back-up rings
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  • o-ring extrusion
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  • o-ring installation damage
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  • hydraulic
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  • ptfe
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  • nitrile
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  • viton
Backup rings are commonly installed with O-Rings to improve their performance. Backup rings are useful for many different reasons but the main reason is by blocking or reducing the extrusion gap. This prevents the O-Ring inside to be damaged or extruded causing failure of some systems, especially in high-pressure situa Read More.