Gaskets, seals, and poppets are key components of industrial applications used to seal joints, limit vibration, and prevent leaks. They serve critical functions, so it is essential to choose the correct material for the application. Performance Plastics has a thorough understanding of high-performance thermoplastics including PEEK, PFA, FEP, Torlon, and Ultem to create reliable, better sealing, longer wearing, and more cost-efficient components.
When choosing a material, there are several factors to keep in mind to ensure the material is correct for the application.
- Temperature – material must withstand the entire design temperature range.
- Pressure – material must withstand the entire pressure range.
- Corrosion Resistance – material should not corrode when it encounters fluids or by environmental exposure.
- Product Standards
- Industry Standards
The materials need to have good flexibility, low density, and high tensile strength. It also needs to have resistance to chemicals, internal pressure, durability, and adhesion with itself and the surfaces they touch.
It is important to understand the requirements of the particular application before making a material selection. Our CT scanning metrology service allows us to offer the best in advanced measurement science. Gaskets, seals, and poppets must be measured to deliver and maintain their seals for an acceptable period against all the operational forces present.
Performance Plastics’ team of experienced engineers possess the expertise to design and manufacture technically challenging projects and offer complex solutions within any industry. With the ability to hold tight tolerances (+/- .001”) in injection molding operations, we are exceptionally well-equipped to serve the Oil & Gas, Fluid Management, and HVAC industries.
For more information on how Performance Plastics can assist in your material selection challenges, please contact Rich Reed, VP of Sales & Marketing at 513.321.8404 or [email protected]