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Monroe is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality o-rings, gaskets, seals, extrusions, and miscellaneous molded products. With a wide variety of compounds to choose from and state of the art machinery, Monroe Seals has the capabilities to meet almost any design specifications.

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The 2 Primary Parts of a Spring-Energized Seal

Not all seals are the same. In addition to standard O-rings, there are spring-energized seals. Spring-energized seals feature the same ring-shaped design as their O-ring counterparts, but they are comprised of two parts: a jacket and spring. Spring-energized seals work … Read More




O-Rings vs Lip Rings: What’s the Difference?

O-rings and lip rings are two of the most common types of mechanical seals for machinery. Machinery often features pressurized liquid or gas. The mating surfaces for pressurized liquid or gas may feature an O-ring or lip ring. The O-ring … Read More




What Are Pipe Plugs and How Do They Work?

Pipes often require sealing. If you no longer need water or other fluids to flow to the end of a pipe, for instance, you should seal it. Maybe the fixture at the end of the pipe was removed, or perhaps … Read More




An Introduction to Lip Seals and How They Work

Lip seals play an important role in preventing fluid and gas leaks in machinery. Even when exposed to heat and pressure, they will prevent these substances from leaking. Some machines use them to prevent coolant from leaking, whereas others use … Read More




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





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