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In celebration of International Women’s Day: What Does It Mean to Be an Icon?

Such an interesting term, used to describe many people and many things but what does it truly signify? In layman’s terms, icon means idol, standout, pinnacle – the essence of greatness in a category. Icons can come from anywhere or from any walk of life.  It is their unparalleled success or excellence that awards them the status of icon. What is usually fascinating about icons is their journey, their history, their “how I got here” story. There is always a...

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APM Hexseal Year In Review 2022

What a year!  Looking back, 2022 was a challenging but successful year for APM Hexseal.  We are in the midst of a lot of changes and upgrades and our business is on the march.  The last couple of years have indeed been difficult to navigate. Operating during a worldwide pandemic, then emerging and being faced with major disruptions and price increases in the global supply chain.  In spite of it all, APM Hexseal worked harder, produced more, learned more, changed...

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Stainless Steel Advantages

Stainless steel is a metal used in various applications due to its durability, heat and corrosion resistance, and variety of grades and types. We will explore what stainless steel is and the different types of stainless steel while also describing the advantages of stainless steel in various applications. What Is Stainless Steel? Stainless steel is an alloy composed of varying amounts of manganese, silicon, chromium, and low-carbon steel. The chromium content in stainless steel provides lasting corrosion resistance in oxygenated...

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Get Into the Groove

Founded in 1947, APM Hexseal is a leader in developing and manufacturing environmental sealing solutions for the advanced protection and longevity of circuit breakers and electromechanical switches. APM Hexseal is a trusted sealing products provider for extreme military, commercial, and industrial applications. With worldwide sales representation, a national and international distribution network, and a growing product line, we are well-equipped to service your sealing needs quickly and effectively. We also offer technical support, an experienced engineering team, and a first-rate...

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How to Select the Right Elastomer

An elastomer is a material that returns to its original shape after bending and stretching, which makes it especially useful for sealing seams to prevent gases, liquids, and more from getting in or out. There are more than 20 types of elastomers, each with specific properties for effective sealing in a range of applications, including marine, outdoor, medical, aerospace, lighting, agriculture, food and beverage, and more. What Is an Elastomer? Elastomers are polymers with the unique ability to return to...

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Manufactured in America

Benefits of Working with an American Manufacturer

Since 1947, APM Hexseal has been a leading provider of top-quality internal and external sealing solutions for various industries and applications. We proudly manufacture all of our sealing solutions in our New Jersey manufacturing facility. While many companies have moved their manufacturing operations overseas in an effort to find cheaper labor and production costs, we understand the many benefits of manufacturing in the United States. Shorter Lead Times When you partner with an American manufacturer, your lead times can be...

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Is a Gasket the Same as a Washer?

APM Hexseal is a leading provider of durable high-quality sealing hardware, including custom-molded gaskets and washers. Gaskets and washers are often assumed to be the same thing, as they have a similar design and are both used in conjunction with other components. While they have a similar appearance, they serve very different purposes. Gasket vs. Washer: What's the Difference? Although gaskets and washers share some similarities, they serve different functions. Gaskets are used to prevent leaks around mating surfaces, whereas...

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APM Hexseal Seeloc Washe

The Purpose of Washers & Why They’re Used With Fasteners

A washer is a mechanical component that consists of a circular flattened metal, plastic, or rubber disk with a hole through the middle. Washers are typically used with fasteners such as screws and bolts to distribute the load of the fastener, prevent damage to sensitive surface materials, and reduce the potential for leaks. Are washers necessary? That depends largely on the application and the substrate.  For more than 70 years, APM Hexseal has been creating innovative sealing solutions for customers...

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Metal Roof Leak

Common Causes of Metal Roof Leaks

Metal roof leaks are not unusual, but they can be extremely costly. Undetected and unchecked, a leak can allow moisture to collect on roof supports, interior walls and ceilings, and even structural supports that keep the building standing. Over time, moisture can cause these building components to rust or rot. Standing water in the building interior can also promote microbial growth, which can cause severe air quality issues and health problems.  At APM Hexseal, we understand that an impenetrable metal...

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APM Hexseal Seelskrews & Seelbolts

How a Self-Sealing Screw Works

Founded in 1947, APM Hexseal has provided environmental sealing solutions for over 70 years. We offer a wide range of innovative sealing products for use in industrial and commercial applications. Unlike traditional fasteners, they serve a dual purpose: joining components together and sealing contaminants in/out.  One of our core offerings is self-sealing screws. In this blog post, we provide an overview of these products, highlighting what they are, how they work, and what applications they are used in.  What Is...

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