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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...

The Power of Plastic: Eight Types and How They’re Used

When it comes to non-metals, there’s no more versatile material than plastic. You can’t go one day — maybe not even one hour — without relying on some sort of plastic product within your everyday life. Plastics are out there constantly improving our world — keeping us...

Six Materials For Great Gaskets

When pipes, boilers, fuel tanks and more need to be joined together, what’s the best way to prevent liquid or gas from leaking? The answer: a gasket. At Breiner Non-Metallics, we make a lot of gaskets. Our parts make their way around the world, helping manufacturers,...

Foam Rubber vs Sponge Rubber

For the products we often prepare for our customers at Breiner Non-Metallics, the materials we commonly work with are foam rubber and sponge rubber. Both are reliable and fill the needs of our customers. However, there are still some key differences. The core...