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All About Polyethylene Gaskets

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Thu, Sep 26, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Neoprene and polyethylene are part of the same synthetic family and share similar properties. Polyethylene is a product of the polymerization of ethane, and was first used during 1898 in Germany.

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Neoprene And Polyethylene Gaskets And Their Usage

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Tue, Sep 24, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Neoprene and polyethylene gaskets have many similarities, but both of them have their own unique properties that need to be considered to function properly.

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Topics: Unique Gasket Applications

Metallic & Semi-Metallic And Non-Metallic Gaskets

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Thu, Sep 19, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

As we know gaskets are seen as the most important element in sealing systems compared to flange and bolting components. All these are very important components when sealing any system from environmental influence.

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Die Cutting Versus Laser Cutting Gasket Manufacturing

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Tue, Sep 17, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

Gasket manufactures have evolved over the years to provide new and improved innovations for all sorts of gaskets and seals. Die cutting gaskets is ultimately the simplest and most cost effective process manufactures offer. Through the years this method has evolved to incorporate low watt lasers to cut gaskets into intricate shapes and designs. This article will go in-depth into how these processes work.

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All about PTFE gasket material

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Thu, Sep 12, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

PTFE is a fluorocarbon solid consisting of carbon and fluorine. PTFE has water repellent qualities, as well as low coefficient of friction against solids. It is best known by its brand name Teflon®. It is commonly used in non-stick coating for pans and other cookware. Its non-reactive, and often used in containers and pipework for reactive and corrosive chemicals. PTFE is a thermoplastic with a high melting point compared to other plastics and rubbers. It has great dielectric properties making it suitable for insulation in cables and connector assemblies.

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What To Look For In A Gasket Manufacturer

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Tue, Sep 10, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

A standard is a document that provides requirements, specifications, guidelines or characteristic that can be used consistently to ensure that materials, products, processes and services are fit for their designed function. It ensures that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. When running a business, standards set the stage to reducing costs by minimizing waste and errors, and in the long run increase production. Having ISO processes in place does just that.

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Topics: Vendor Selection

Thermal Pads and Their Usage

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Thu, Sep 5, 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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Static Seals Versus Dynamic Seals Application

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 @ 10:09 AM

The surfaces in contact with a seal determine what type to use. The surface can either be static or dynamic, in motion or without movement. Static seals are usually used when there is no relative motion between mating surfaces. Dynamic seals are the opposite. They are used when there is motion between surfaces. This can be either reciprocating or oscillating motions.

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Silicone Rubber Gasket Material

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Thu, Aug 29, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

Silicone rubber compounds offers numerous advantages not found in many other rubber polymers. Silicone rubbers have good electrical, chemical, flame retardancy, and excellent resistance to heat and cold. These unique qualities make it appealing for use in electronics, automation, automotive, medical devices and food products.

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Performance Considerations of Metallic Gaskets

Posted by Virgil Alonso on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:08 AM

All metals exhibit certain properties unique to themselves. Metals used in seals and gaskets must meet certain application criteria in order to function as designed. This article will go in-depth of common concerns of metallic properties and how they react under compression or pressure.

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