Seal & Design awarded GM Supplier Quality Recognition Award

Seal & Design was recently awarded with GM’s Supplier Quality Recognition award for obtaining QSB certification.  This prestigious accomplishment vital to ensuring GM’s supply base provides the highest industry standards in manufacturing quality performance.  Seal & Design was required to pass all 11 elements of Quality Systems Basics, and achieve a score of 85% or greater.

EPDM Rubber

Ethylene-propylene rubber & elastomers (Also called EPDM and EPM) continues to be one of the most widely used and fastest growing synthetic rubbers having both specialty and general purpose applications.  Versatility in polymer design and performance has resulted in a broad range of use in automotive weather stripping and seals, glass-run channel, radiator, garden and appliance hose, tubing, belts, electrical insulation, roofing, membrane, rubber mechanical goods, plastic impact modification and motor oil additive applications.  On the Other hand, it doesn’t do well with oils and petroleum-based products.  Its physical resilience (high tensile and tear properties) makes it good for moving or vibrating applications.

EPDM rubbers are valuable for their excellent resistance to heat, oxidation, ozone and weather aging due to their stable, saturated polymer backbone structure.  Properly pigmented black and non-black compound are color stable.  As a non-polar elastomers thy have good electrical resistivity, as well as polar solvents, such as water acids alkalis, phosphate, esters and many ketones and alcohols.

Durometers Range from 40 to 90

If you would like more info or a quote on EPDM, please contact Seal & Design.

Durlon 8500 Gasket Material

DURLON® 8500 is excellent in steam, natural gas, soybean processing, and with new generation refrigerants.  A high quality general service gasket material for use in a wide range of services in pulp and paper, food, beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, refinery, gas pipeline, and general industry.

DURLON® 8500 exhibits good compressibility and recovery, excellent sealability, flexibility, and cutting characteristics. DURLON® 8500 contains high-strength aramid and inorganic fibers bonded with high-grade Nitrile (NBR) rubber. Please contact Seal & Design for pricing and additional technical information.  

Lockheed Martin Quality Audit

Lockheed Martin
Seal & Design has successfully passed a quality audit from Lockheed Martin, a leading global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests.  Taken from the audit notes: “Seal & Design is an exceptional supplier. They meet all of the requirements of Lockheed Martin Supplier Quality Systems for Build to Print Suppliers…”.

Klinger ML-N562 Low Bolt-load Gasket

Seal & Design now offers Klinger ML-N562.  This material is a synthetic fiber and nitrile butadiene gasket material designed for difficult sealing applications with very low flange pressures or very rough surface finishes. It combines Multi-Layer Technology structure for exceptional low flange pressure sealability and exceptional torque retention together with a more compressible core. Multi-Layer Technology sheet products consist of a reinforced high density core with conformable sealing layers on each side.

Klinger ML-N562 provides heat and chemical resistance in coolant, lubricant, and hot air applications. Typical applications include automotive, marine, and small engine applications with intermittent operating temperatures up to 500° F (260° C). Please contact Seal & Design for additional information on this and all other Klinger products.

Kitting & Packaging Services

Seal and Design offers a host of different kitting and packaging options for your possible needs. Everything from simply bagging and tagging o-rings and seals, to custom labeling and printing instruction, MSDS, BOM and content sheets. We can even package die cut gaskets in quantities and specialized boxes that fit your needs.

Seal and Design can also offer color coded orings by material. For instance, in order to keep your Viton and Buna orings separated on your production floor – we can dot one green and one yellow, allowing you to differentiate the compounds that are both black in color.

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