O-Ring and Materials Used in its Manufacture

Lusida Rubber Products is a company that manufactures a number of rubber, plastic, and fibre-glass products that are molded and extruded. One of their products is the O-Ring. It is a doughnut-shaped item that is most often used as a seal. O-Ring is quite effective as a seal as it blocks the flow of liquids and gasses where it has been installed. In the manufacturing world, it is the most commonly used seal. The design is simple and purpose-solving. O-Rings are easy to install and are affordable. They are classified into two types namely: static seals and dynamic seals. The designing part and selection of materials is difficult in the case of the latter.

The most commonly used material for O-Rings is nitrile. The other O-Ring materials are silicone, butyl, polyurethane, polychloroprene, Neoprene, fluorocarbon and fluorosilicone. The ones mentioned are a family of materials for O-Ring as their characteristics can be adjusted by changing their chemical composition and process of manufacture. Hardness is one characteristic that is most often adjusted in O-Ring materials. O-Rings have to meet certain industry standards such as that of the petroleum industry, food industry, military, automobile industry and aerospace. All these are kept in mind by the company – Lusida Rubber Products during the manufacture of O-Rings.

The O-Ring is used as a seal in the manufacturing world. They have a simple design making them easy to install. The materials used include nitrile, silicone, butyl, polyurethane, polychloroprene, Neoprene, fluorocarbon and fluorosilicone. O-Rings generally have to meet industry standards.