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...

The Ingress Protection Rating, Explained

  Within manufacturing, there are many codes and standards we must be aware of and adhere to. One such standard is the International Protection (IP) code, which is also frequently referred to as the Ingress Protection Code. This standard published by...

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. Many gasket applications involve extreme...

Rubber Materials Guide

Rubber materials are perhaps the most common materials we work with at Breiner. Many times, our customers know the part they need, but what kind of material it needs to be is not so obvious because of the wide variety of kinds of rubber. So, which kind do you choose?...

Know Your Non-Metallics: Asbestos and Non-Asbestos

We work with hundreds of variants of available materials at Breiner Non-Metallics. While there’s no one perfect solution for every application, some materials are better all-around sealing solutions than others. From the late 19th century through all the way up to the...