For some applications, a critical component of selecting a seal
material is a phenomenon known as “outgassing”. However, even
within the elastomer community, outgassing is not something that...
On August 8, 2019
When it comes to semiconductor fabrication processes, reducing the
cost of ownership is a multi-faceted goal approached from a variety
of angles. Tool engineers and equipment technicians take pride...
On July 25, 2019
A common question often asked by our customers is the reason why
flow rate is reported on datasheets of liquid-dispensed thermal
interface materials instead of viscosity. And it’s a fair...
On July 17, 2019
Whether it be a classic automotive transmission design or the
latest in electric vehicle technology, there is always a need to
move high-pressure fluid through different operational systems.
On July 10, 2019
The emergence of degradable and dissolvable materials is providing
oilfield service companies an opportunity to increase efficiencies
and cut costs in the oilfield by simplifying well...
On July 3, 2019
EMI shielding of electronics using thermoplastic housings
traditionally has been a complex and costly process. Today, OEMs
not only have to meet form, fit and function requirements, but also
On June 26, 2019
As automatic transmissions become more advanced as a system, the
components within must evolve as well. Performance drives the
design and there are many factors that must mesh together to
On June 18, 2019
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.
On June 12, 2019
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
Conductive elastomer EMI shielding gaskets use metallic particles
to create a conductive path and shield enclosures from
electromagnetic radiation. A key measurement of these gaskets is
On June 5, 2019
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,
On May 20, 2019
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
On May 9, 2019
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
On April 30, 2019
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
Galvanic corrosion (also known as bimetallic corrosion or
dissimilar metal corrosion) is the breakdown of metallic surfaces
as a result of the difference in electrical potential of adjacent
On April 24, 2019
EMI shielding gaskets such as conductive elastomer gaskets come in
many different materials and almost a limitless number of shapes
and sizes. They are most commonly made of a base material...
On April 18, 2019
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,
On April 16, 2019
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
For more than 100 years, the car has simply been used as a device
for transporting a driver and passengers from point A to point B at
speed with minimum effort. With the introduction of
On March 19, 2019
Honeycomb air ventilation panels are used in applications where
superior electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding must be
incorporated with heat dissipation in the form of airflow. Every
On March 14, 2019