Water Regulations and NSF 61 Compliant Elastomers

Replacing Aging Water Infrastructure With NSF Compliant Materials There are over 155,000 public water systems in the United States and more than 286 million Americans who rely on community water systems daily.  Since most of the infrastructure was built between the early 1900’s and 1960 using outdated technology/products and capabilities, nearly everything is approaching the natural … Continue reading Water Regulations and NSF 61 Compliant Elastomers

[VIDEO] Basic Understanding of Fluoroelastomers

Gallagher Fluid Seals recently posted our new Fluoroelastomer Basics webinar on gallagherseals.com.  This is the first section of our webinar, focusing on the Basic Understanding of Fluoroelastomers. The full video is now available on our Resources page. In this snippet, learn the differences between elastomers and fluoroelastomers, and how the amount of fluorine in an … Continue reading [VIDEO] Basic Understanding of Fluoroelastomers

Perfluoroelastomers for the Semiconductor Industry

NEW White Paper Available! Gallagher Fluid Seals has added a new white paper to its Resources Page, Perfluoroelastomers for the Semiconductor Industry, written by Russ Schnell.  Below is an excerpt from the new white paper.  You can download it in its entirety by clicking on the thumbnail to the right. The semiconductor industry, one of … Continue reading Perfluoroelastomers for the Semiconductor Industry

Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers – Part 3

Gallagher recently released our Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers White Paper, available for download on our site.  This was written by Russell Schnell, a current contracted employee of Gallagher Fluid Seals, and more importantly, a former Senior Application Engineer with the Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts business at DuPont.  The following is the third and final excerpt from the … Continue reading Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers – Part 3

How it’s Made… Freudenberg Elastomers

Freudenberg Sealing Technologies has more than 1,500 elastomer mixtures, each created to suit a variety of different operating parameters.  But where does the raw material for your Silicone, Fluoro, or Perfluoroelastomer seal come from, and how does it start the process of becoming a seal? Elastomers are multi-component systems that are composed of up to … Continue reading How it’s Made… Freudenberg Elastomers

Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers – Part 2

Gallagher recently released our Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers White Paper, available for download on our site.  This was written by Russell Schnell, a current contracted employee of Gallagher Fluid Seals, and more importantly, a former Senior Application Engineer with the Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts business at DuPont.  The following is the second excerpt from the White Paper, … Continue reading Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers – Part 2

The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers: Part 2

The spectrum of elastomers range from very simple forms, like the natural rubber already in use in the 19th century, to modern, high performance elastomers from the second half of the 20th century.  They are continually being improved. This blog article is the second in a two-part series discussing the many different elastomer materials available … Continue reading The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers: Part 2

Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers – Part 1

Gallagher recently released our Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers White Paper, available for download on our site.  This was written by Russell Schnell, a current contracted employee of Gallagher Fluid Seals, and more importantly, a former Senior Application Engineer with the Kalrez® perfluoroelastomer parts business at DuPont.  The following excerpt is the first section of the White … Continue reading Introduction to Perfluoroelastomers – Part 1

The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers

The spectrum of elastomers range from very simple forms, like the natural rubber already in use in the 19th century, to modern, high performance elastomers from the second half of the 20th century.  They are continually being improved. This blog article will be the first in a two-part series discussing the many different elastomer materials … Continue reading The Continuous Improvement of Elastomers

Reliable Sealing of Heat Exchangers

ePTFE Gasket Tapes for High Chemical Resistance The connections to shell and tube heat exchangers pose immense challenges for the seals that are used because of both the chemically aggressive media and the frequent temperature load changes. Despite its excellent chemical resistance,polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is not typically suitable as a sealing material in this case because … Continue reading Reliable Sealing of Heat Exchangers