Selecting the Right Elastomer for Your Sealing Boots and Fasteners

Elastomer for sealing boots and fasteners

It’s important to test a few different elastomers, when assembling your product, to determine the best one for your needs.

Not all elastomers are the same. Elastomers can incorporate a wide range of designs and materials depending on the needs of their intended application. More than 20 different types of standard elastomers exist, and each possesses unique functions in both process equipment and finished products.

Different elastomer formulations affect the physical properties, functions, and service life of your components and systems. This is why it’s essential to test a few different elastomers to determine the best one for your needs.

APM have also compiled their extensive experience working with elastomers into their eBook, “Elastomer Shlastomer, Right?”, which is available for download here. The book explores different types of elastomers that APM Hexseal uses, as well of some of their most common applications. Some of these types include silicone, fluorosilicone, neoprene and Buna-N (nitrile) elastomers.

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We are honored to serve as a manufacturer’s rep for APM Hexseal. APM Hexseal has an extensive line of standard silicone sealing boots that mate with the vast majority of switches, breakers, encoders, potentiometers and many other rotating devices found today throughout the world.