Parker’s Low Temperature FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Website. Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions with a Low Temperature FFKM Technology advancements and new-to-world discoveries are constantly creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are … Continue reading Parker’s Low Temperature FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

VA179: Industry Leading High Temperature FKM

The O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, recently announced the launch of VA179, a new extreme high temperature fluorocarbon (FKM) compound. VA179 is an innovative, 70 durometer rubber seal material providing increased high temperature limits while maintaining chemical resistance and low temperature sealing consistent with standard … Continue reading VA179: Industry Leading High Temperature FKM

Parker ULTRA® FFKM for Semiconductor Applications

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number of manufacturing steps … Continue reading Parker ULTRA® FFKM for Semiconductor Applications

FFKMs Protect Components in Enhanced Oil Recovery

FFKMs, also known as perfluoroelastomers, were first developed in the 1960s for applications involving high temperatures and/or aggressive chemicals.  Perfluoroelastomers exhibit many properties similar to PTFE (polytetrafluoroethlyene, or Teflon®), and are considered inert in almost all solvents.  However, PTFE is a plastic, and when compressed, it will not recover to its original shape.  On the … Continue reading FFKMs Protect Components in Enhanced Oil Recovery

New FFKM Extends Seal Life

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Blog. Solving Long Time Industry Problem For several years, one of the biggest drawbacks of “chemically resistant” FFKMs, or perfluoroelastomers, has been their relatively poor compression set resistance. Typically, compounding these materials to be extremely resistant to … Continue reading New FFKM Extends Seal Life

Why is Outgassing Critical in Optics and Electronics Applications?

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Website and was written by Dorothy Kern, applications engineering manager, Parker O-Ring & Engineered Seals Division. For some applications, a critical component of selecting a seal material is a phenomenon known as “outgassing”. However, even within the elastomer community, outgassing … Continue reading Why is Outgassing Critical in Optics and Electronics Applications?

Freudenberg Announces New Seals and Materials for the Aerospace Industry

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies introduced several new material and sealing innovations at the 2019 International Paris Air Show. These new products are designed to help aerospace customers address ever increasing safety and performance requirements in the industry. During the June 17-23 event in Paris, Freudenberg showcased a new high temperature, fireproof material; an Omegat OMS-CS cap … Continue reading Freudenberg Announces New Seals and Materials for the Aerospace Industry

Reduce Maintenance Costs When Sealing Dry Running Equipment

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Website and was written by Nathan Wells, Application Engineer, Parker Engineered Polymer Systems Division. My grandpa used to have a rusty, old air compressor in his shop. As a child, when my siblings and I would visit him, he’d … Continue reading Reduce Maintenance Costs When Sealing Dry Running Equipment

Switching from PTFE to Kalrez® O-Rings Increase Life by 6,000%

The Seal Challenge The filling line at Dow AgroSciences plant in Drusenheim, France – a global leader in pest management and biotechnology products – processes aggressive solvents, surfactants and concentrated herbicides at temperatures ranging from 10 to 45 °C, and pressures from 1.5 to 3.5 bars Eff. Filling machine valves on the line were fitted … Continue reading Switching from PTFE to Kalrez® O-Rings Increase Life by 6,000%

Tackling Flavor Transfer with Seals Made from Globally-Certified Materials

The popularity of multi-flavor drink dispensers, those touch screen wonders that offer dozens of beverage and flavor options to consumers, has grown during the past decade. Manufacturers are installing these complex machines in venues and locations throughout the world. Elastomers and flavor transfer But what’s great for an individual customer – a cherry-ginger-lime cream soda, … Continue reading Tackling Flavor Transfer with Seals Made from Globally-Certified Materials