Choosing the correct polymer material for your application

Naturally, you want to select the right polymeric materials for your industry application. Here at TRP Polymer Solutions, we work with a diverse array of customers from all walks of industry. Whether your business is in aerospace or motorsport, food and beverage or nuclear, we can recommend the most appropriate polymer types for your specific application based on many years of sector-specific experience and engineering expertise. Read on to find out more.

The right polymeric materials for your industry

Our technical experts at TRP Polymer Solutions can help you to choose the correct polymeric materials for your application requirements. Let’s take a closer look at some of the industry sectors that we support and the polymer types we typically recommend for those specific industrial environments. 


When it comes to selecting the best polymer for your aerospace components, TRP Polymer Solutions has a range of high-performance polymeric materials at our disposal. Amongst these polymer types are Fluoroelastomers (FKM) and our advanced TRPlast™ Perfluoroelastomers (FFKM). Both of which offer resistance to the most aggressive fuels, oils and hydraulic fluids used within the aerospace sector. Our unique FFKM blends are suitable for use with turbine engines, fuel delivery systems, hydraulic actuation, braking and landing gear. 

Chemical Processing

TRP Polymer Solutions has supported the chemical processing industry with failsafe, chemical resistant components for years. We produce durable chemical-resistant ‘O’ rings and seals made from chemically inert FFKM and composite PTFE. These chemical-resistant rubber solutions significantly improve the lifespan and performance of pumps, valves, couplings, seals and gaskets. With near-universal chemical resistance, our TRPlast™ FFKM is the perfect rubber for even the most demanding chemical processing applications.

Food, Pharma & Bio

Often for the food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, nothing short of FDA-compliant polymeric materials will do. At TRP Polymer Solutions, we understand the hygienic requirements of these sectors and can offer numerous food-safe polymer types, including FFKM, FKM and PTFE. Our PTFE is bonded to an energised elastomer core, making it hard wearing, robust and reliable. From silicone confectionery moulds to chlorine cell seals, food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies can rely on TRP Polymer Solutions.


The motorsport industry is characterised by some of the most challenging application environments on earth. This means that polymeric materials destined for this arena must be capable of reliable and consistent performance in the face of extreme temperatures and exposure to fuels. Custom-moulded ‘O’ rings, seals and gaskets can be developed in a range of heat and chemical-resistant polymer types, including PTFE, FKM and FFKM. Our unique TRPlast™ FFKM seals deliver continuous operation in the most demanding on-track conditions.


TRP Polymer Solutions has been a proud supplier of seals for nuclear industry applications for more than 25 years. Our radiation resistant sealing solutions are made from high-performance polymeric materials that rise to the unique challenges of nuclear applications. We develop everything from waste container drum seals to glove box window seals and gaskets, shielding window seals and radioactive waste containment drum lid seals. Our polymerists have extensive knowledge of radiation grade polymers, including EPDM 30H and Nitrile 18L. 

Oil & Gas

TRP Polymer Solutions works closely with our oil and gas customers to develop cutting-edge oil and gas rubber products and process techniques. We offer a wide range of sealing solutions, including ‘O’ rings, packers and waterstop seals for pipe lines. Our high-performance polymeric materials – including FFKM, FKM, HNBR and Aflas® – are independently tested and certified to Norsok M-710. Our technical experts are only too happy to offer advice and guidance regarding the best polymer types for your oil and gas application.

Road, Rail & Maritime

TRP Polymer Solutions has vast experience of producing chemical transportation rubber gaskets for the road, rail and maritime industries. We can support your operations with a range of components built from chemical-resistant elastomers, including discharge valves, couplings, pump seals and access hatch seals. As a leading producer of FFKM and composite PTFE components, we have a wide range of chemical-resistant polymeric materials available to ensure your rubber product meets the exact requirements of your application.

Contact TRP Polymer Solutions today

Make TRP Polymer Solutions your custom moulded rubber manufacturer of choice. To find out more about our high-quality polymer products and manufacturing processes, or to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact TRP Polymer Solutions on +44(0)1432 268899 or