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What are the top 5 rubber materials and their applications?

11 November 2021

There is far more to rubber than just the natural latex you see harvested from rubber trees. In fact, countless synthetic rubbers have been developed over the decades that combine the elasticity of natural rubber with an added injection of various other beneficial properties, such as chemical, thermal and ozone resistance. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions […]

Everything you need to know about Viton® Rubber

01 November 2021

When it comes to material selection for sealing products, one elastomer that crops up time and again is Viton®. A brand name of chemical giants DuPont, Viton® is part of the fluoroelastomer (FKM) family, which is characterised by strong carbon-fluorine bonds that makes these versatile fluorinated polymers highly resistant to many chemicals, extreme heat and […]

What is an explosive decompression resistant seal?

20 October 2021

Explosive decompression resistant seals, also known as ED Resistant, RGD or AED (anti-explosive decompression) seals, offer unrivalled performance and protection in rapid pressure loss applications typically associated with the oil and gas industry. In this article, TRP Polymer Solutions gives you our complete guide to the features, benefits and varieties of explosive resistant ‘O’ rings […]

A seal for every occasion

11 October 2021

Since their inception in the early twentieth century, mechanical seals have played an increasingly important role in mission-critical sealing applications. With the emergence of ever more sophisticated materials and technology over the ensuing decades, manufacturers now have a wealth of seal options at their disposal. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions explains how the early ‘Cook seal’ […]

Manufacturing chemical resistant ‘O’ rings with perfluoroelastomer

25 September 2021

When it comes to chemical resistant rubber materials, the undisputed heavyweight champions of them all are perfluoroelastomers (FFKM). These durable and versatile elastomers offer best in class chemical resistance, as well as seriously impressive thermal resistance, excellent sealing performance and can be used in explosive decompression, CIP, SIP and FDA applications. In this article, TRP […]

Why perfluoroelastomer is well-suited to oil and gas applications

11 September 2021

TRP Polymer Solutions is highly experienced in the manufacture of specialised perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) seals and fluoroelastomer (FKM) seals for the rigours of downhole, subsea and surface environments in the oil and gas industry. In this article, we explore why perfluoroelastomers in particular are well-suited to demanding oil and gas applications. The oil and gas industry […]

Which applications do ultra-low temperature ‘O’ rings suit?

01 June 2021

Not all ‘O’ rings were created equal and some manufacturing environments demand performance well beyond the limits of standard, off-the-shelf ‘O’ rings. In fact, there are numerous industrial applications that require ultra-low temperature conditions for the safe, efficient and reliable production of end products. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions explains which applications can benefit from installing […]

Custom moulded rubber for tough environments

17 May 2021

Tough operational environments call for even tougher custom moulded rubber seals. Wherever extreme temperatures and abrasive chemicals are involved, specialised ‘O’ rings offer unrivalled performance and peace of mind. In this article, TRP Polymer Solutions discusses the merits of sourcing high temperature ‘O’ rings and chemical resistant ‘O’ rings from a source you can trust. […]

Ask the Experts: What are rubber diaphragms?

26 April 2021

Rubber diaphragms offer a simple yet effective sealing solution for pumps, valves and many other control devices across a wide range of industrial applications. TRP Polymer Solutions has many years of experience in the design, development and manufacture of high-quality rubber diaphragms and custom moulded diaphragms. In our latest Ask the Experts article, TRP Polymer […]

Why custom moulded rubber seals are a slick choice for oil & gas applications

08 March 2021

Oil and gas applications often require a more heavy-duty sealing solution than your typical off-the-shelf seal can offer. In the face of challenging operational environments, comprising the handling of abrasive media in explosive atmospheres, oil and gas producers need to have total faith in the performance, safety and reliability of their rubber seals.  TRP Polymer […]

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