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Are There Different Types of Silicone Rubber?

17 June 2024

Silicone rubber is an incredibly useful material that is used across a wide variety of industries for its beneficial properties. At TRP Polymer Solutions, we produce custom silicone ‘O’-rings from a range of different types of silicone. So, are there different types of silicone rubber? The answer is yes, and each type is used for […]

How Are Elastomers Manufactured?

17 June 2024

Elastomers are used in a variety of industries due to their elasticity, durability and high-resistance properties. At TRP Polymer Solutions, we use elastomers in the production of many of our custom rubber mouldings. In this guide, you can find out how our rubber products are made from start to finish. We include in-depth information about […]

What Are Hydrogenated Nitrile Rubber Seals Used For?

17 June 2024

Hydrogenated nitrile rubber seals are an incredibly worthwhile choice for a diverse range of applications. Their resistance to oil, chemicals and high temperatures makes them highly suitable for dependable seals that will stand the test of time. In this TRP Polymer Solutions blog, we will cover key questions about these seals, including ‘what is hydrogenated […]

Do ‘O’-Rings Need Lubrication?: A Guide to Compatible Lubricants

17 June 2024

Caring for ‘O’-rings is essential to ensuring their longevity and effectiveness throughout their use. A key aspect of ‘O’-ring maintenance is lubricating ‘O’-rings, though it is important to know how to do so effectively and which lubricants are most suitable. For expert guidance, we at TRP Polymer Solutions have provided advice below to answer the […]

Causes of Mechanical Seal Failure and How to Prevent Them

17 June 2024

Mechanical seal failure can cause many undesirable effects, such as leaked fluid, unwanted downtime and equipment damage. Though there are many potential causes of mechanical seal failure, there are frequently reoccurring causes as to why it happens. In this guide, we discuss the most common reasons why mechanical seals fail and advise on how you […]

What is a permeation? – A study on fuel permeation of various seal materials

15 April 2024

Permeation is the process in which molecules pass through a material. In many industries, this is sought to be minimised to prevent loss from within a system. In this guide from TRP, we discuss what permeation is, the various permeation processes, the results of our own permeation tests and which elastomers are best for your […]

Can You Laser Cut Rubber?

18 March 2024

Can you laser cut rubber? Yes, here at TRP, we do so when we are producing products for our customers for low-volume production runs and for very short lead times, especially for initial prototypes. This blog explains how we use laser cutting in our processes and how we can utilise it to design and create […]

What is food-grade rubber? A guide to recent changes

18 March 2024

Recent changes in FDA standards now mean that certain food-grade rubbers are no longer available. In this article, we discuss these recent changes in further depth. We also highlight our range of food-safe polymers and food-grade rubber products designed for food processing and contact applications. But, what is food-grade rubber and how do our products […]

What is FKM rubber?

21 December 2023

FKM is a type of synthetic rubber known for its exceptional resistance to heat, chemicals, and oils. It was developed to address the need for a high-performance polymer with high resistance levels. At TRP Polymer, we manufacture FKM rubber for a number of different applications and industries. Continue reading to find out more. What is […]

What is perfluoroelastomer?

21 December 2023

After the development of fluoroelastomers (FKM) in the 1950s, there was a high demand for a more chemically resistant polymer that had the ability to withstand much higher temperatures. By the late 1960s, this demand was met with the birth of perfluoroelastomers. But, what is perfluoroelastomer? Find out all the information in this guide from […]

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