Engineering Capabilities


Engineering

  • Product Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Applications Engineering

Design

  • 3D Solid Modeling
  • Dynamic Simulation
  • Collaborative Design Tools
  • FEA: Non-Linear/Linear Analysis

R & D

  • New Product Development
  • Specialty Material Development
  • Process Development

LABORATORY CAPABILITIES


Chemical and Materials Lab


Specializing in the characterization and analysis of fibers, fillers and polymers for non-metallic gasket and sealing materials. This lab is also used to conduct immersions of samples in corrosive or toxic chemicals, prior to testing in the Physical Test Lab, and also serves as a venue for screening new materials for possible use in gasket and sealing compositions.


Compound Lab


Focused on micro-scale rubber production this 1,200 square foot lab is used to produce small batches of experimental or custom made compounds and to study the results of small changes in formulation or processing.


Compound Lab


The physical lab specializes in testing physical properties of raw materials and polymeric composites. The Physical Test Lab has the ability to test material in many different environments and liquid media. Our extensive test capabilities include but are not limited to:


Gasket Testing
Test Certification
Tensile ASTM F- 152
Compressibility ASTM F- 36
Recovery ASTM F- 36
Density ASTM F- 1315
Creep Relaxation ASTM F- 38
Anti Stick ASTM F- 38
Oil and Fuel Immersion ASTM F-146
Flexibility ASTM F- 147
Micro Tensile ASTM D-1708
Rubber Testing
Test Certification
Hardness ASTM D-2240
Tensile/ Elongation ASTM D-412
Specific Gravity ASTM D- 792
Mooney Viscosity ASTM D-1646
Rheometer ASTM D2084
Compression Set ASTM D- 395B
Air/Fuel/Oil Aging ASTM D- 471
Coefficient of friction ASTM D- 1894
Low Temp. Brittleness ASTM D- 746

Compound Lab


Designed to conduct performance characterization tests for both static and dynamic sealing products. Sealing products can be evaluated under normal or accelerated operating conditions utilizing standardized or customer specific procedures. Testing capabilities include:


Test Purpose
ARLA Aged Relaxation, Leakage, Adhesion
HOBT Hot Blowout Test
DIN 3535 Sealability
Helium Mass Spectrometer Leak Detectors
DIN 52913 Torque Retention
Mil-G-24696 Part "B" Steam, hot oil, hot water
Steam Stand Long term steam exposure for gaskets
Slurry loop performance test For compression packing
Rotating Seal Test Accelerated life test for mechanical seals and compressing packing
Environmental Chamber Gasket performance at high and low temperatures.
Oil swell test.
Expansion Joint Life cycle and burst test