There are a variety of thermal pads and gap fillers to choose from
-- so many choices that it can become so overwhelming. How can you
decide what's best for your application? And how does quality...
On January 24, 2019
In a world of constant technological advances, the photonics
industry is seeing rapid growth with no signs of a slow-down.
Photonics is the branch of technology concerned with the properties
On January 4, 2019
We’re rounding up the most popular posts of the year on the Parker
Chomerics EMI shielding blog in an effort to bid adieu to 2018 and
give you our most useful, popular content in one spot. Keep...
On December 26, 2018
Mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require
highly populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) to support their
functionality and performance requirements in an...
On November 28, 2018
Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share
a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific
study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018
As consumers demand faster processing speeds, high-resolution
pictures, and a longer battery life, mobile electronic devices such
as smartphones and tablets require highly-populated printed...
On June 22, 2018
From OEM component suppliers to heavy-duty truck manufacturers,
there are advantages of using cartridges in transportation
applications. Cartridges are used across many markets
On June 15, 2018
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
Parker Chomerics THERM-A-GAP TC50 is the latest in the family
of soft thermal conductive silicone elastomers developed to conduct
heat between a hot component and a heatsink or enclosure. The...
On February 13, 2018
Precision O-rings are manufactured by vulcanization in a closed
mold using compression or injection molding. This makes it possible
to produce O-rings in relatively small manufacturing tolerances...
On December 8, 2017
When people hear the word vacuum, most think about the machines
used to clean your home. However, there’s an entirely different
meaning in manufacturing that helps enhance how we live our daily
On October 18, 2017
A cleanroom is an environment maintained to ensure minimal levels
of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes,
aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. It is critical for...
On September 20, 2017
Before the advent of thermoplastic fittings, the water conditioning
industry was basically limited to brass, bronze, galvanized and
copper tubing for connecting Point-of-Entry (POE) filters,
On September 5, 2017
Today’s sophisticated aerospace and defense electronic systems are
driving significant increases in power densities, resulting in
complex thermal management challenges. Advances in...
On August 29, 2017
For several years, one of the biggest drawbacks of “chemically
resistant” FFKMs, or perfluoroelasters, has been their relatively
poor compression set resistance. Typically, compounding these
On August 9, 2017
Careful management of thermal interfaces is crucial to maintaining
the reliability and extending the life of electronic devices and
equipment. As each new electronic product generation requires
On May 23, 2017
Graham Johnson, EMEA Product Manager for Parker Veriflo Ultra High
Purity Fluoropolymer Valves, looks at the benefits of two point
seal valves for semiconductor applications. The corrosive nature...
On October 20, 2016
The zenith of rubber material technology is in perfluoroelastomer
compounds, also known as FFKM. Sometimes considered the rubber
version of PTFE, a perfluoroelastomer contains a fully...
On August 2, 2016
Complete Piping Solutions (CPS), Parker's non-welded piping
systems business unit, is now ASME B31.1 and B31.3 code
compliant. CPS locations globally, including our Houston, TX
operation, can now bid...
On December 1, 2014
Editor's note: This post was originally posted in August 2014 and
has been updated for November 2018. Electrically conductive
coatings for plastic enclosure electromagnetic shielding are
On August 27, 2014