An Introduction to PTFE O-Rings and How They Work

O-rings are one of the most common types of mechanical seals on the market. Like all mechanical seals, they are used to seal passages and protect against leaks. O-rings, however, are available in different materials, including polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)  What Are … Read More

Gasket Strips: A Versatile Sealing Solution

Gaskets are often the first and last line of defense against leaks. They are used to seal mating surfaces. When two parts are placed together, they’ll create a mating surface. Pressurized oil, coolant or gases may leak out of this … Read More

5 Reasons O-Rings Fail and How to Prevent Them

O-rings are one of the most common types of mechanical seals. Consisting of a ring-shaped piece of elastomeric material, they are placed around the mating surfaces of two parts. O-rings are designed to prevent leaks from around these mating surfaces. … Read More

5 Common Types of Vulcanized Seals

Vulcanized seals offer a superior level of protection against leakage. They are made using a combination of heat, pressure and adhesive, which chemically bond two ends of the base material together. Whether you’re planning to use them in filter housings, … Read More

The Benefits of Die-Cut Gaskets

Gaskets play an important role in machinery. They are essentially mechanical seals that prevent fluids or gases from leaking. Machinery may feature passages for oil, coolant or combustion gases. If the passages go through two separate parts, a gasket may … Read More

What Is an Encapsulated O-Ring?

O-rings are essential to protecting machinery parts from leaking. They consist of a donut-shaped seal that’s placed between the mating surface of two parts. With an O-ring, fluids and gases can travel between the two parts without leaking. Some O-rings, … Read More

What Are Backup O-Rings and How Do They Work?

O-rings offer a simple and effective solution to protect against leaks. Also known as toric joints, they are commonly found in machines. O-rings consist of a donut-shaped piece of elastomer that seals the mating surface between two parts. If the … Read More

What Are Spring-Energized Seals?

Seals are an essential component of many machines and mechanically driven devices. Consisting of O-rings, gaskets and other molded or extruded products, they live up to their namesake by “sealing” a mating surface. Most machines aren’t made of a single … Read More

What Are Vulcanized Seals?

Seals are essential to the operation of many different machines and products. Engines, plumbing systems, furnaces and air conditioning systems all contain seals. Seals, of course, are designed to prevent the leakage of substances like oil or gas. They provide … Read More