Standard ‘O’ ring materials can struggle to perform optimally in ultra-low temperature applications. Once temperatures are reduced to below the working limits of the material they resist the deformation that usually occurs under pressure and is so vital to maintain seal integrity. This is where specialised ultra-low temperature ‘O’ rings offer the perfect solution.
Although they are both used for sealing, gaskets and ‘O’ rings are actually quite distinct in appearance and application. To avoid unnecessary cost and extended downtime, it is essential to specify the right type of seal for the job. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions explains the difference between gaskets vs ‘O’ rings.
When choosing between different types of ‘O’ ring materials, a common conundrum is whether to opt for rubber ‘O’ rings or silicone ‘O’ rings. In this blog, TRP Polymer Solutions assesses the pros and cons of rubber vs silicone ‘O’ rings to assist with your decision-making process.
In this article, TRP Polymer Solutions explores the chemical properties that lead to FFKM’s temperature range capabilities.
In this article, TRP Polymer Solutions pitches both materials against each other in an FKM vs PTFE comparison to see which is the ultimate fluorinated material.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a remarkable polymeric material. Not only is it highly chemical resistant, durable, flexible, and electrically and thermally resistive, it is also an extremely cost-effective option for high-performance seals and 'O' rings. Here, TRP Polymer Solutions talks you through PTFE’s uses and properties.
When Lewis Hamilton became the first British driver to claim four Driver’s crowns and his Mercedes AMG team claimed their fourth consecutive title in 2017, it was thanks to the combined efforts of a huge number of dedicated staff and supply chain partners. We are proud to have played our part with our high-performance custom moulded components proving that they were once again more than a match for the extreme demands of F1.
Perfluoroelastomer (FFKM) is a high-grade polymer material boasting a highly fluorinated chemical makeup that enables us to design and manufacture FFKM 'O' rings that are extremely resistant to high temperatures, chemicals and oxygen-plasma. In this article, TRP Polymer Solutions explains the benefits of FFKM 'O' rings and the manufacturing process that goes into making them.
At TRP Polymer Solutions, our polymer experts understand the demands placed on seals and O-rings in the maritime chemical transportation industry. As such, we can design and manufacture bespoke sealing products that deliver the highest standards of performance, durability, reliability and chemical resistance for your application.
At TRP Polymer Solutions, we manufacture custom-designed rubber seals, O-rings and gaskets for the road and rail chemical transportation industries. Below, we answer some of your frequently asked questions about why TRP Polymer Solutions should be your chosen supplier of chemically resistant rubber sealing products.