BISCO® Silicones & Modern Aircraft Gasketing

BISCO® Silicones and Aircraft Gasketing

Modern passenger airplanes have quite a few gasketing requirements to ensure the safety and comfort of all who fly. Here’s a cut away view showing just some of the locations where gaskets and seals are required (click on the image for a larger view):


Seal & Design offers products made from advanced materials developed by Rogers Corporation that can meet these gasketing needs.  Specific needs require specific materials and Rogers Corporation’s line of BISCO® Silicones are developed and engineered for the specific challenges of the modern airplane.

Even if you won’t be designing an airplane you can still take advantage of the better performance and reliability of BISCO® Silicones in your applications. Call Seal & Design today to discuss your applications and if BISCO® Silicone can help your application take flight.

PORON® Nomenclature

Rogers Corporation’s PORON® is a microcellular open celled urethane foam with superior compression set resistance. It has long lasting spring force, low outgassing, is flame retardant, and can be used in a broad range of temperatures. PORON® is engineered for a variety of applications and offers high performance and sealing reliability.

Seal & Design is a Rogers Corporation Preferred Converter; we turn the PORON® raw material into any shape your application demands.

Here’s how to read a PORON® part number:

poron-nomenclature   4701 =  Market Prefix

   40     =  Formulation

   15     =  Density

   188   =  Thickness

   04     =  Color

Market Prefix 4701 – All Purpose
Formulation Series 30 – Very Soft
40 – Soft
50 – Firm
60 – Very Firm
Density 15 – 30 pcf
Thickness 17 – 500 mils
Color 04 – Black

Contact Seal & Design ( today for help selecting a PORON® material for your application.

Twitter Contests 2013

twitterStarting Monday October 14, 2013 Seal & Design will be starting a recurring Twitter contest.

The contest is simple, on Mondays we ask you a trivia question related to gaskets, o-ringsseals, molded rubber, and other products that we offer. The correct answers can be found from browsing our website,

All who answer correctly throughout the week by messaging us on Twitter @SealDesign or Facebook, will be entered into a random drawing for a $20 gift card to Tim Horton’s. You have until 1pm EST on Friday of that week to answer.

One prize will be awarded on Friday afternoon. Remember to follow us on Twitter: @SealDesign   All posts related to these contests will be marked #SDTrivia

Good luck to all!

DEX 2013 Exhibition


Able Seal & Design Inc. will be exhibiting at the Design Engineering Expo in Mississauga, Ontario on October 30, 2013 at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

Employing a highly efficient table-top format, DEX provides a forum for face-to-face interactions where engineers, product developers, machine builders and systems integrators can discuss, network, solicit advice and ‘kick the tires’ on the latest technologies and applications that drive your business.

Stop by our table and say hello. We’ll have select products to view and be able to discuss how we Able Seal & Design can help with your specific applications.

For more info about the show see the DEX 2013 Website.

CMTS 2013

cmts-logoAble Seal & Design Inc. will be attending The Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show from September 30 until October 3, 2013 at the International Center in Mississauga, Ontario. We’ll be exhibiting at booth #2520.

CMTS is Canada’s largest manufacturing event for buyers and sellers to come-together under one roof to evaluate new products and solutions and learn about hot topics currently impacting the industry.

Thousands of manufacturing professionals rely this biennial event to assess potential suppliers big and small, far and wide.  Over 500 companies in manufacturing are represented during all four days of this event, giving attending professionals an extensive reach and allowing them to find solutions to improve and/or enhance their operations.

For more info visit the CMTS Website.

Rogers Preferred Converter

rogers-corp-logoSeal and Design has been awarded Preferred Converter status with Rogers Corp. Rogers Corporation Manufactures Poron and Bisco foam products.

Poron Microcellular Urethane foams offer a broad range of design solutions for gasketing, sealing and energy absorption. Low compression set and low outgassing features make these foams ideal for applications in communications, automotive, electronic, and other industrial devices.  The Bisco line of cellular silicone foam features the resistance to extreme temperatures and resilience required in many types of sealing, cushioning, insulation and vibration isolation applications. These materials are available in six different varieties, from ultra soft to extra firm.

Please contact Seal & Design’s sales staff for assistance with your application.