Nitrile Rubber

Written on Thursday, 19 October 2017

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. 

O-Ring Failure Analysis: 10 most common reasons why.

Written on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

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. 

FFKM O Rings that don’t break the bank

Written on Wednesday, 15 February 2017

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!

Compression Set

Written on Thursday, 12 January 2017

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. 

Whats in the name: O-Ring Part Numbers

Written on Saturday, 3 December 2016

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.