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Gaskets vs Seals: What’s The Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Are gaskets and seals the same thing? The answer can be confusing. They both make a seal to prevent leaks and guard against dust and particles. Both are made from flexible material, such as rubber, polyurethane or silicone. When you…

PORON Selection: Choose The Right Product To Achieve Compression Set Resistance

Die-cut PORON polyurethane foam is an excellent material for gasket design because it has an excellent compression set, while also working well with pressure-sensitive adhesives. PORON can compress to more than half its thickness without losing memory, which makes it…

How SRP is Managing Supply Chain Challenges

Like every other converter of flexible materials, SRP has been forced to extend project delivery dates. The shortages and long lead times for the arrival of materials, from silicone rubber to adhesives, are not limited to specific regions and companies.…

Mind The Tolerance: The Less Obvious Way To Save Time and Money on Custom Gaskets

Anyone who has spent time designing a part with flexible materials is familiar with the importance of minding the tolerance range. While including a tolerance range is important, it’s equally important to remember that it's not always critical to choose…

What to Consider When Designing an EMI Gasket

As you finalize the design for an EMI gasket, there are many layers of consideration to work through, so you choose the materials that deliver the performance and protection you need to meet safety requirements without blowing the budget. That…

Guide To Rubber Gasket Materials That Can Take The Heat

The gasket is a small and mighty piece that holds everything together in your product. But when your rubber gasket also has to resist high heat, choosing the correct material can be a complex decision. What to know when choosing…