American Biltrite Announces New IM-S60 Silicone

American Biltrite is pleased to announce the launch of their new IM-S60  industrial grade silicone. Through high demand, American Biltrite felt this new industrial grade silicone was a natural fit to complete their product offering to assist in covering applications with extreme temperature variations. IM-S60 is a versatile material which offers excellent resistance to UV, ozone, … Continue reading American Biltrite Announces New IM-S60 Silicone

Why Use Food Grade Silicone?

There are a plethora of choices when it comes to gasketing material.  But if you are in the food processing, it is crucial that every item that makes contact with the gasket is left unaffected.  And although silicone is inherently non-toxic, only a specially formulated food grade silicone is fit for use with consumables. Silicone … Continue reading Why Use Food Grade Silicone?

Self-Fusing Silicone Tape

Self-fusing silicone tape from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies is made of a specially formulated silicone rubber capable of fusing to itself to create a flexible, homogeneous barrier. The tape starts to tack within seconds, forms an air and water tight seal within minutes, and permanently fuses to itself within 24 hours. Self-fusing silicone tape contains no … Continue reading Self-Fusing Silicone Tape

Metal Detectable & X-Ray Detectable Rubber Materials

Food, Beverage, and Pharmaceutical Regulations Stringent government regulations mandate that food, beverage, and pharmaceutical manufacturers keep foreign material out of ingredients to ensure food and drug safety for consumers. Preventing foreign material from entering the processing stream is of the utmost concern but there must also be measures in place to detect contaminated product and … Continue reading Metal Detectable & X-Ray Detectable Rubber Materials

The Manufacturing Challenges of Tiny Spring Energized Seals

Eclipse Engineering has in-house capabilities to manufacture seals up to 55 inches in diameter, and over 100 inches through production partners. While seals with huge diameters certainly grant their own significant levels of intricacy, here we’ll look at the other end of the spectrum: the micro-sized seals. We won’t just look at a simple seal … Continue reading The Manufacturing Challenges of Tiny Spring Energized Seals

Form-In-Place Gaskets: What They Are and What They Are Not

Article re-posted with permission from Parker Hannifin Sealing & Shielding Team. Original content can be found on Parker’s Website and was written by Ben Nudelman, Market Development Engineer, Chomerics Division. Form-in-place EMI gaskets, also known as FIP EMI gaskets, is a robotically dispensed electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding solution that is ideal for modern densely populated electronics packaging. … Continue reading Form-In-Place Gaskets: What They Are and What They Are Not

The Many Uses of Polytetrafluoroethylene Seals (Teflon)

Better known as Teflon in the industry, Polytetrafluoroethylene is widely used in practically every industry on and off the planet (and even beneath its surface!) Medical Uses This material’s primary claim to fame is its resistance to most chemicals. It inherently has an extremely low coefficient of friction, it’s easily machined from rods, tubes, or compression-molded … Continue reading The Many Uses of Polytetrafluoroethylene Seals (Teflon)

Freudenberg Announces New VMQ Materials

When it comes to food, Freudenberg wants to be sure that its sealing materials are free of harmful substances. In the food processing industry, in order to guarantee food safety, both the food and the hardware that come into contact with it must meet particularly stringent criteria. These guidelines also apply to sealing materials. In … Continue reading Freudenberg Announces New VMQ Materials

A Short Guide for Rubber Seals & Design

Rubber seals are used in numerous industries to prevent the unwanted leakage of liquids and gases in various components such as pumps, valves, pipe fittings, and vacuum seals, to name only a few. However, all seals are not created equally. Rubber seal design consists of several elements to ensure that the seal delivers optimal performance … Continue reading A Short Guide for Rubber Seals & Design

Inflatable Seals

Designing with inflatable seals for the medical industry Seals are central parts of the design of medical equipment with moveable, interlocking parts that must be secured for sanitary, thermal, or radioactive reasons. Designing with inflatable seals requires the inclusion of a source of compressed gas, which is used to inflate seals in the medical device … Continue reading Inflatable Seals