Chemical resistance and how it can make or break a seal

Chemical compatibility seals are extremely important for applications that may be exposed to chemicals. TRP Polymer Solutions expertly manufactures high-performance rubber sealing components, derived from chemical industry polymers, that provide effective chemical resistance. In this blog, we discuss the importance of chemical resistant seals and help you choose the best seal for your application.

Chemical resistant seals

Chemical resistant seals are extremely important for safeguarding both the operator of your machinery and the environment surrounding you. TRP manufactures specialist seals, developed for the chemical industry, which are designed to provide absolute peace of mind when handling extreme and unstable chemicals.

Our chemical compatibility seals are designed and developed from our most durable specialised material, TRPlast™ Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM), and boast near universal chemical resistance. Find out what elastomer materials can safely come into contact with the chemicals you use here.

Choosing chemical compatibility seals

When choosing the chemical resistant seal that is right for your application, you should first consider which chemicals are going to be in use, and ensure that you are utilising a gasket or seal with the correct chemical resistance or compatibility.

Once you have done this, it is essential to then choose which materials would be best suited to your application. TRP has written a helpful blog to guide you through all our chemical resistant elastomer materials, and help you decide what is best for your needs.

Chemical resistant seals from TRP Polymer Solutions

Chemical resistant seals and FFKM O-Rings from TRP Polymer Solutions perform remarkably, even in the most volatile chemical processing environments. They are designed to reduce maintenance costs and equipment downtime, guaranteeing the durability and performance of your machinery. We produce perfluoroelastomer and composite PTFE seal components for pumps, valves, couplings, seals and gaskets.

Contact TRP Polymer Solutions today

This blog is intended for reference only. For specific advice on your application, or chemical resistant seal, please contact us via our enquiry form or email us directly at This is particularly important where the application involves the interaction of more than one chemical or fluid. To speak to our sales team please call +44 (0) 1432 268899.