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Nitrile Rubber

Nitrile Rubber

Due to its versatility and excellent performance/cost value ratio, nitrile rubber is frequently used not only in applications requiring oil and fuel resistance but other applications which require resistance to heat, abrasion, water, and gas permeability. 

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The 10 most common reasons why an O-ring can fail

The 10 most common reasons why an O-ring can fail

From extrusion, incorrect O-ring size, weather, to improper material selection. There are multiple reasons as to why an O-ring can fail.

The purpose of this post is to go over some of the most common seen O-ring failures, and what you can do to prevent them from happening again. 

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FFKM O Rings that don't break the bank

FFKM O Rings that don't break the bank

If you currently purchase, or are looking to purchase Kalrez® O-rings; Freudenberg's Simriz family of FFKM O-rings can be a far better option, both in quality and in price.

KC Seals has now moved to preferred distributor status on Simriz O rings. Contact us to take advantage of our even better price discount!

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High ACN content HNBR for high aromatic concentrations

High ACN content HNBR for high aromatic concentrations

To prove that high ACN content HNBR materials perform better in applications where the aromatic concentrations are elevated. KC Seals preformed a laboratory test on HNBR-80A (standard grade HNBR), HNBR-80D (High ACN content HNBR), CV75 (Performance FKM), and how these materials would handle exposure to oil with high aromatic concentrations.

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Compression Set

Compression Set

Compression set is the measurement of a compounds loss of elastic memory. It is especially important in regards to sealing applications, as the higher the set percentage the larger the reduction in sealing force, relating to an increase in the chances of your seal failing. 

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Whats in the name: O-Ring Part Numbers

Whats in the name: O-Ring Part Numbers

O-Rings are the most common form of general purpose seal, yet because of the wide variety of materials, sizes and different supplier part numbers. There can be a lot of confusion surrounding what these part number characters actually mean. This blog post looks to offer some clarity for those who maybe struggling.

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