Rubber vs Silicone Gaskets: What’s the Right Material for You?

Breiner Innovative utilizes several non-metallic materials when crafting gaskets, including rubber and silicone. While both have their value as reliable sealants, deciding the right material depends on your individual application. So, what are the differences and...

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...

What The Heck is Nitrile Butadiene Rubber?

  When you’re introduced to the world of manufacturing and producing seals, gaskets, and other custom-cut parts, you’re stepping into a wonderful world of thousands of different materials that each bring remarkable and unique qualities to the project they’re...

Nonmetallic Materials: Viton vs EPDM

  It’s no exaggeration to say that there are thousands of nonmetallic materials available for use in gaskets, O-rings, seals, and other rubber parts. Just taking a glance at the list of materials can be immediately overwhelming if you don’t know where to start....

Viton: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  Being in the nonmetallic manufacturing industry requires us to become familiar with a long list of materials, each with their own qualities, strengths, and weaknesses. One of these materials is fluorocarbon rubber (FKM); commonly referred to by its...

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...