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....

Synthetic Rubber vs Natural Rubber

As specialists in the crafting of non-metallic parts, one of our most frequently used materials we work with is rubber. This material has several useful properties which make it useful for our customers in a variety of industries. But there are both natural and...

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...

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...

Fluorosilicone: Pros and Cons

Rubber, and especially synthetic rubber, has a wide spectrum of variants, each with their own strengths, weaknesses, and properties. Because of this getting the specific rubber compounds that fit your unique and specific application is important. When it comes to...

Know Your Non-Metallics: Nitrile Rubber

  One of the most common materials requested in the world of elastomers is nitrile rubber.  Nitrile is prized for being very economical and exhibits superior resistance to oil, fuel and other petroleum-based fluids. Learn How Breiner Helped One of the Biggest...