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viton rubber

Viton Rubber: The Definitive Guide

The rapidly evolving demands of the modern world mean materials must operate in harsher environments for longer. In the case of elastomers, even materials such as nitrile rubbers can fall short of expectations. This is where Viton rubber comes into play.

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4 types of silicone

4 Types of Silicone and Their Distinctions

Silicone rubber, an elastomeric material known for its exceptional properties, plays a pivotal role in various industries, from medical devices to automotive applications. Understanding the 4 types of silicone and their distinctions—ranging from liquid silicone rubber (LSR) to high-consistency rubber (HCR)—is crucial for selecting the right material for your needs.

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epdm rubber

EPDM Rubber: The Definitive Guide

EPDM, or Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer rubber, is a versatile material known for its durability and weather-resistant properties. It is used in a wide range of industries, including roofing, automotive, and construction.

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encapsulated o rings

What are Encapsulated O-rings?

Encapsulated O-rings are getting widely used for their numerous benefits over other seals and gaskets. These specially manufactured O-rings are made of a combination of two materials that provide additional strength, vigor, and elasticity to withstand extreme conditions. 

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What is Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR)?

Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber or HNBR is created by hydrating nitrile rubber. It has great physical strength and property retention and has minimal degradation. Plus, it has good ozone resistance, excellent oil resistance, chemical resistance, and abrasion resistance. Its structural components include nitrile groups and butadiene groups.

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silicone vs. plastic

Silicone VS. Plastic: Which One is Better?

The debate of silicone vs. plastic is at its peak these days as more people are now concerned about the safety of the earth. However, there isn’t a perfect answer to settle the debate. Silicone is considered to be a suitable alternative to plastic in many ways. 

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injection molding

What is Injection Molding?

Injection molding is at the very heart of modern manufacturing. This manufacturing process is highly effective at producing large numbers of identical parts. It is the go-to process for many consumer plastic products. The concept of injection molding is simple but the execution is a complex engineering fete that often requires many steps and considerations.

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Polytetrafluoroethylene(PTFE): A Definitive Guide

In the dynamic landscape of material science, Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) stands out in the crowd because of its wonderful application that has transformed various industries. Commonly renowned for its brand name Teflon, this synthetic material has a rigid polymer chain structure. It is also known as a high-performance polymer based on its exceptional material properties.

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compression molding

What is Compression Molding?

Compression molding was first used for molding rubber but the range of materials it works with has greatly expanded since then. Many items around you were made using compression molding, and it can still be an excellent manufacturing solution for you today.

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