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How to Select the Right Elastomer

How to Select the Right Elastomer for Your Sealing Boots and Fasteners Elastomers are the key to providing effective sealing solutions for applications in outdoor, marine, medical and any environment where sealing stuff in or sealing stuff out is imperative. Elastomers are versatile materials typically composed of polymers, and manufacturers prize them for their ability to bend and stretch in a variety of ways before returning to their original shape. However, not all elastomers are the same. Elastomers can incorporate...

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How Silicone Sealing Parts Impact Military Operations

At APM Hexseal, we know the importance of producing military-grade parts that work well under extreme conditions. Since World War II, we’ve been providing crucial sealing solutions for use in military applications, protecting sensitive electrical components from water, dust, dirt, inclement weather and a plethora of other environmental hazards. Our sealing solutions are robust, long lasting and are an economically intelligent choice. For these reasons, we have been the established industry leader in providing military-grade sealing boots and fasteners for...

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Expect the Unexpected: APM Hexseal Is On the Job in Unexpected Places

At APM Hexseal, we work with a wide range of elastomers to deliver precision transfer and compression molding solutions for a variety of applications. Clients working with our dedicated Custom Design Department can expect top-quality consulting on how to develop an optimized sealant tailored to their needs. We work with clients from conceptual stages all the way through production. You can find APM Hexseal products all over the world, playing indispensable roles in the manufacture of products ranging from doughnuts...

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Sealing Hardware

Seal Stuff In, Seal Stuff Out Part 2 – Sealing Hardware

Conventional fasteners, such as nuts, bolts, rivets, and screws, are relatively efficient at mounting a broad range of items to surfaces, or surfaces to each other. However, in some industrial applications, regular fastening is not enough to prevent the unintentional and unwanted flow of potentially damaging liquids and gases. Fasteners integrated with embedded O-rings compress when torqued. This compression causes the elastomeric (typically silicone rubber) O-ring material to distort and form an effective seal between the mating surfaces. Why Use...

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Seal Stuff In, Seal Stuff Out Part 1 – Sealing Boots & Bushings

Industrial mechanical equipment must reliably perform essential tasks, even while operating in challenging conditions. The slightest error or malfunction can lead to time-consuming and costly maintenance or repairs. A lack of appropriate or complete sealing can cause failure in industrial machinery, so using appropriate sealing solutions and checking them regularly during maintenance operations can help to avoid unexpected downtime. Improper sealing of critical elements, such as switches, circuit breakers, and control panels, can leave them vulnerable to adverse environmental conditions....

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APM Hexseal’s 2018 Year in Review

As the year comes to an end, we reflect on our highlights from 2018. Read on as we honor our employees and celebrate our achievements from one of APM Hexseal’s most productive years. Honoring Riva Solins-Morse and David Morse 2018 began with the devastating loss of our co-founder, Riva Solins-Morse, in February, and her son and APM Hexseal owner, David Morse, in April. Both were beloved and respected by the entire APM Hexseal family, and their loss was monumental to...

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APM Hexseal is proud to support our local community!

APM Hexseal is proud to support our local community! This Thanksgiving, our generous owners and staff donated more than 500 lbs. of food, along with a sizeable monetary contribution, to The Office Of Concern Food Pantry at St. Cecelia's in Englewood, NJ. Together, we rise! Ever better.

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Are Your Electronics Prepared to Weather the Storm?

For most manufacturers, equipment and system failures can be the stuff of nightmares. When one thing fails, it may have ripple effects that end up endangering your entire operation. While everyday wear and tear can certainly affect your equipment, it’s often substances found in your equipment’s environment that are the most damaging––such as water, chemicals, and dirt. When these materials come into contact with your equipment, they can threaten to contaminate, damage, and even ruin your electronics, which can send...

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Download Our New eBook: Seal Stuff In, Seal Stuff Out

One of the best ways to make sure that your machinery stays up and running in the face of adversity is to make sure that it’s properly sealed. Of course, it’s not always easy to determine whether the integrity of your seals are up to par. How can you tell when you have a problem? Our eBook, Seal Stuff In, Seal Stuff Out, offers guidance on selecting the right sealing solution for your situation.     Download Our eBook: "Seal Stuff...

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Hazardous Environments that Cause Equipment Failures

If you frequently work in hazardous environments, you already know the risks they pose to your equipment on a daily basis and how important it is to protect against mechanical corrosion—and, worse, equipment failure. It’s crucial to take precautions so your machinery stays up and running even in the most unforgiving operating conditions. One of the best ways to prevent equipment failures is to make sure that your tools are properly sealed. If you need guidance on selecting the right...

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