Sometimes an elastomeric material fails to return to its original size after release from a constant compressive load. The amount of material that fails to return to its original size is called a compression set. This type of failure is common to both static and dynamic seals. Compression set failure produces flat surfaces on both sides of the O-ring’s cross-section, which reduces its sealing potential.Read More
With advanced processes, sophisticated CAD systems, and dedicated CNC machines, Apple Rubber creates high-quality, custom-engineered prototypes.Read More
No matter what type of sealing application you are doing, it is very important to have the right ring for the job. But there is more to the selection process than you might think. Correct O-ring selection is the result of a number of design considerations. These can include:Read More
Now is the time to request a copy of Apple Rubber Products brochure: Filter Seal®.
For those of you who don’t know, Filter Seal® is our custom designed combination of an elastomer and fabric that operates both as a filter and a seal in one device.Read More