How to restore damaged rubber seals

Rubber seals provide a seal between two mechanisms, providing an airtight seal for liquids and gases keeping them in place. However, things can sometimes go wrong, and these rubber seals can become damaged. A rubber seal has a shelf life, it can mean that you need to think about restoring… Read more

How to Protect Your Seals

Moulded Rubber Seal 2

It is no secret that dust, and dirt have a habit of getting into all sorts of places. Both at home and work, you will see dust and dirt making their way across various surfaces. And when you shine light across any of those surfaces, you will easily see that… Read more

How Is A Rubber Gasket Made?

Metallic Gaskets

A gasket is a mechanical seal that is primarily used to prevent gas, air, and liquid leakage. It can also be used as a barrier between two objects like two metals or chemicals.  This flexible element can be used for many purposes due to its broad functionality, including anti-vibration, noise… Read more

CNAF Gaskets/NAF (Non-Asbestos Fibre Gaskets)

NAF Gaskets, Greeneseal

NAF or CNAF Gaskets (Compressed Non-Asbestos Fibre) are used widely throughout a range of industries to seal flanges and joints. Asbestos used to be the material of choice for gaskets used in many industries including ships, boilers, refineries and engines. However, following health concerns, asbestos was finally banned in the… Read more

How do you make rubber mouldings?

Rubber mouldings are manufactured in a number of ways depending on the required quantity and the shape of the finished product. The 3 main methods of moulding are compression, transfer and injection. We will discuss these further, below. When a part cannot be produced from calendared rubber sheet, the rubber… Read more

Silicone Seals

Silicone Moulding

Why should you use Silicone Seals rather than other types of rubber? Silicone is unique when compared with other synthetic rubbers, in so much as its molecular chain doesn’t contain carbon. Instead it contains alternating atoms of silicon (SI) and oxygen. This combination is called polysiloxane. This unique feature contributes… Read more

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