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Rotary Shaft Seals in the mining industry

May 2022

The objective of a rotary shaft seal is to prevent the leakage of oil, grease, and other fluids while also keeping environmental contaminants out. Nowhere is this more important than in the mining industry where vehicles and equipment are generally sealing oil but exposed to the environment.

Celebrating 60 years

May 2022

This September, the Fluorocarbon Group of companies celebrates its 60th anniversary.

Why use Rotary Shaft Seals in Wind Energy Applications

March 2022

The Wind Energy Industry continues to find new ways to increase the lifetime and reliability of wind turbines.

As wind energy moves to larger, lighter-weight turbines located in harsh and remote locations, service life and reliability have grown increasingly more important.

A guide to Machining PEEK

August 2021

Used in hostile environments, PEEK is a high strength alternative to ferrous materials. It exhibits very low smoke and toxic gas emissions whilst carrying a V-0 flammability rating.

PCTFE Cryogenic Seals for LNG Loading Arms

July 2021

Cryogenic sealing involving liquid nitrogen can be quite challenging, but certainly not impossible thanks to materials such as PCTFE that offer good thermal stability, good chemical resistance, very good physical properties.

Materials for seals

May 2021

Seals allow a mechanical assembly to both function freely whilst also retaining fluid, so a material that is flexible enough to assist with fluid retention and strong enough to withstand the wear load of the mating parts is essential.