Perhaps you know Parker’s newest EPDM material is EM163-80.
Featuring breakthrough low temperature functionality, resistance to
all commercially available phosphate ester fluids, and the ability
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
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
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
On February 27, 2019
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
On January 29, 2019
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
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
On January 11, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
On June 27, 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
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,
On May 30, 2018
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
Customers often call with various sealing challenges. But sometimes
their dilemmas can be solved with more robust solutions instead of
direct replacements. For example, when a customer is having...
On May 10, 2018
Our applications engineering team takes more than a few calls each
month where the O-ring is leaking, either immediately or after just
a short time in service. Once we drill down to the details,...
On April 25, 2018