Seals & O-rings

Extend Seal Life and Reduce Maintenance Costs With Our Versatile FF156

We are coming up on two years since the birth of FF156-75 and this compound is one worth celebrating.  If you don’t know what FF156 is, thank you for taking a few minutes to read this blog. FF156 is...
On June 12, 2019

Innovative Rod Seals Enhance Performance of Actuators in Aviation

Hydraulic sealing systems used in aviation technology applications are exposed to particularly challenging ambient influences such as extreme temperature fluctuations and aggressive pressure...
On June 7, 2019

Aerospace EPDM Meets NAS1613 Revision 2 and 6, Is There a Difference?

Perhaps you know Parker’s newest aerospace focused EPDM material is EM163-80. Featuring breakthrough low temperature functionality, resistance to all commercially available phosphate ester fluids, and...
On May 20, 2019

Two Common Methods of Electric Vehicle Battery Covers: Weigh the Pros and Cons

Electric vehicle battery covers pose unique sealing challenges in the automotive industry. The significant size of the sealing perimeter, the materials and size of the seal mating hardware, and the...
On May 9, 2019

Innovative Dissolvable and Degradable Materials Optimize Oil and Gas Extraction

Dissolvable and degradable materials are used in oil and gas operations to create high pressures in hydraulically fractured wells, while also minimizing well intervention keeping wells flowing and...
On April 30, 2019

Reduce Maintenance Costs When Sealing Dry Running Equipment

My grandpa used to have a rusty, old air compressor in his shop. As a child, when my siblings and I would visit him, he’d use it to power air wrenches, grinders, and inflate flat soccer balls for...
On April 25, 2019

When the Heat is Turned up on Your Polyurethane Seals, Consider Resilon® 4350

Have you had problems with your polyurethane seals degrading, especially when exposed to higher heat creating the need to replace your seals more often than you would like? As you probably know, seal...
On April 16, 2019

Parker's Low Temp FFKM Provides Critical Oil & Gas Sealing Solutions

Technology advancements and new to world discoveries are constantly creating a new series of challenges for seal materials in the Oil and Gas industry. In today’s environments, seals are being...
On April 3, 2019

Top 10 Most Popular O-Ring and Lathe Cut Blog Posts of All Time

From the Parker O-Ring Handbook and Material Offering Guide to finite element analysis and blogs, our engineering experts run the gamut of all sealing solutions. So it's no surprise that the top blogs...
On February 27, 2019

Sealing Solutions for Drinking Water and Service Water Systems

Wherever drinking water is obtained from any of its sources, pumped and processed, materials with low extraction levels and without any harmful ingredients are required.  Sealing compounds for use in...
On January 29, 2019

Thermal Capabilities & Polyurethane Seal Materials: What Do Temperature Ratings Mean?

Polyurethanes have been around for decades as a seal material for high pressure reciprocating mobile hydraulic applications. Original equipment manufacturers select it as their “go to” seal...
On January 22, 2019

CAD Library for Seals Makes Work Easier for Design Engineers

You are working on a new design and want to incorporate the sealing system directly – in 3D including a design space proposal? In Parker Prädifa´s CAD library, 3D step files are available for you to...
On January 11, 2019

Engineered Materials and Sealing Solutions for Flow Batteries

Sealing can often be a frustrating challenge when dealing with flow batteries. Determining what materials are compatible with certain chemistries or developing a profile that provides optimal...
On September 19, 2018

What Is My Part Number? 3 Nomenclatures for Ordering Custom Seals

Standard AS568 O-ring sizes are well known in the seal industry. Generally adding the compound with a standard O-ring size creates a smart part number for identification and purchasing purposes....
On August 15, 2018

Clutch Sealing for Today's Automatic Transmissions

The competitive landscape, combined with government regulations, are driving technology in today's automotive market for improved efficiency and fuel economy. Any incremental improvement in...
On July 3, 2018

A Guide to Proper Storage and Cleaning of Elastomer Seals

Elastomer seals from Parker Prädifa meet the most exacting demands in a wide range of applications. Aside from the appropriate seal designs, the material properties of the seal compounds are...
On June 28, 2018

Custom Environmental Seal Solutions: When Unique Requirements Throw A Curveball

When it comes to the topic of utilizing elastomeric seals, it’s stereotypical to consider environmental sealing as one of the simpler categories of applications. Near-ambient pressure and temperature...
On June 27, 2018

Semiconductor FFKM Offers Low Particle Generation AND Extreme Etch Resistance

In the world of semiconductor manufacturing, performance requirements are driving circuit sizes smaller and smaller, causing increased sensitivity to wafer defects. In parallel, the number...
On June 14, 2018

Reduce Exhaust Leakage in Heavy Duty Engines by 80 Percent with an Air Duct Seal

Increased emission restrictions are requiring engine manufacturers to conform to Euro 6 and Tier IV regulations to reduce exhaust leakage 80% or more. In order to achieve these new standards, engines...
On May 30, 2018

How to Calculate the Right O-Ring Size with the Parker O-Ring Selector

Two things are equally important for the reliable performance of an O-ring seal: the right size and the right material. Parker’s new O-Ring Selector is an engineering design tool that enables users...
On May 17, 2018