3 Properties of Cellulose Gaskets

Working with nonmetallic materials has taught us a thing or two about what end users can expect from the custom parts we make for them. For more than 70 years, the team at Breiner has worked with thousands of these materials, and one we particularly work with is...

Investigating the Proper Bolt Tightening Sequence

Manufacturing requires not only assurance of equipment durability, but safety as well. For this reason, most companies utilize a bolt tightening sequence in production. But what is a bolt tightening sequence? Aside from professional engineers, few know or understand...

3 Key Properties of Felt Gaskets

When it comes to making a gasket, choosing the right material is critical. Every material gives as much as it takes away: can a durable part also be flexible? Can a thin piece withstand the heat? These are questions we must ask and answer before we even lay down the...

Green Sheet Gaskets: Cheaper is Not Always Better

  If there is one universally accepted truism (and there aren’t many), it’s that you get what you pay for. And in few places is this truer than in manufacturing where a cheaply made part can lead to expensive repairs and sometimes irreparable damage...

What is Durometer and How Does it Impact Gaskets and Seals?

What do pencil erasers and hockey pucks have in common? Probably more than meets the eye. See, both of these are made of rubber, but you wouldn’t use a hockey puck to clean up your hastily written notes and a hockey puck made of pencil erasers probably...

Non-Metallic Gasket Materials That Beat the Heat

  It’s the “dog days” of summer and we’ve got high temperatures on the brain. While we’re sweating from the season’s high heat, this is nothing compared to some of the extreme conditions our seals and gaskets endure daily. The Right Material Can Make All the...