Shelf Life of an O Ring

Shelf Life – What & Why Shelf Life – noun – the length of time for which an item remains usable, fit for consumption, or saleable The rubber industry generally uses old US military specs and current SAE Aerospace recommendations to calculate elastomer and O-Ring shelf life. We use quarter year units presented as 1Q20 meaning first quarter […]

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Spotlight on Viton®

An introduction to Viton Viton or Fluorocarbon is a brand of synthetic rubber and fluoropolymer elastomer. Most commonly found in O-rings, chemical-resistant gloves, and other molded or extruded goods. It combines high temperature resistance with outstanding chemical resistance. This makes fluorocarbon based compounds almost ideal for a universal O Ring material. There is a demand for it in heavy […]

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