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  • The Best Adhesive | Rubber Flooring Installation

    The correct adhesive is a crucial first step to ensure great durability and the best quality finish for your brand new flooring. However, this is a specialist job so please ensure you follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly. For further recommendations read our flooring guide and contact us if you have questions.

    The type of adhesive you are looking to use depends upon the application and type of flooring. We would generally recommend the following...

     

     

    Flat surface not in contact with water or moisture – MAPEI VS90 Acrylic Perfect for any dry space such as a garage, office or hallway.

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  • Aflas® vs Viton® - What is the difference?

    Aflas vs VitonThis article will outline the main differences between Aflas® vs Viton® O-rings. Customers typically request FKM or FFKM for harsher working conditions. However, choosing a lesser known compound can save a lot of money in the long term. Aflas® is a member of the fluoroelastomer family based on an alternating copolymer of TFE and propylene (FEPM). Introduced by the Asahi Glass Ltd under the name AFLAS®, just 5 years after the invention of FKM, in 1975. The unique polymer structure of Aflas® offers properties with a continuous working temperature of 200°C and a maximum peak exposure temperature of 205°C, with outstanding chemical resistance.  Continue reading

  • MQ, VMQ, PMQ and FVMQ Silicone O-rings

    Difference between MQ, VMQ, PMQ and FVMQ

    Silicone rubber is known by several terms which can lead to misinterpretation. Firstly, the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) uses the abbreviations of MQ, VMQ, PMQ and FVMQ. Conversely, ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials) uses its own designations of GE, FC, FE and FK. For this reason, we will explain the structural differences indicated by these terms and the unique properties they provide.

    Silicone is the preferred material for use with food, medical and aerospace industries due to its great flexibility, thermal stability, low toxicity, resistance to oxygen, ozone and UV, as well resistance to microbiological growth. It offers the widest temperature range of all O-ring materials from -55°C to 200°C as standard, with specially compounded versions ranging from -115°C to +232°C.

     

    MQ, VMQ, PMQ and FVMQ Silicone O-rings

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  • What is the Best High Temperature O-ring Material?

    Heat is one of the most destructive forces in compound deterioration. To decide which is the best high temperature O-ring, it is important to consider other factors such as the required chemical resistance. For high temperature applications (over 150°C) you may wish to consider using one of the following materials; FKM, FFKM, ACM, HNBR, VMQ, FVMQ, AFLAS, PTFE and FEP.

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  • The Importance of Site Safety Equipment

    As a developing country, India is experiencing rapid industrial growth and urbanization. These trends are typically associated with large-scale construction across various sectors, in different regions of the country. This is certainly a great sign in terms of infrastructural development in India. However, these construction sites are often prone to many safety hazards.

    A construction site can pose serious risks, not only to on-site workers, but also to commuters and passersby. It is, therefore, very important to ensure safety at any construction site. This can be achieved with the help of efficient site safety equipment that helps prevent any mishaps or accidents during construction. Here are some of the crucial items required to make a safer working environment on a construction site. Continue reading

  • Measure Your Playground Flooring Options

    A playground is like a sanctuary for children, a place where they can be truly happy. This is a place where children can be active and enjoy sports and games, but this also means that there is a risk of injury. With stones or hard surfaces, this risk is even higher. It is, therefore, very important to ensure safety at any playground, whether at home, school or a commercial facility.

    Rubber flooring is nowadays considered to be an excellent option for flooring. Compared to most other flooring options available in the market, rubber is known to possess certain properties that enhance safety. Here are some of the ways in which you can ensure playground safety with rubber flooring. Continue reading

  • Advantages of Using Rubber Flooring

    Flooring is an important consideration in any establishment, whether industrial, commercial or residential.   It is therefore essential to pick the right flooring material that matches all the requirements of the space.  Rubber is often deemed to be a suitable choice of flooring in industrial and commercial spaces but it has also gained much popularity for residential flooring too. Continue reading

  • Rubber Flooring – A Great Option for Home Gyms

    Increased awareness about healthy living has made fitness a priority for a large number of individuals and families. As a result, home gyms have become an increasingly common feature in many households. However, in addition to appropriate equipment and exercise routines, it is also important to have the right décor and furnishings for your home gym.

    When it comes to your home gym, rubber flooring is perhaps one of the best options available. The inherent properties of rubber make it a safe, healthy and durable choice for home gym flooring. Here are some of the ways in which you can benefit from the use of rubber flooring for your home gym. Continue reading

  • Viton® and EPDM - What is the Difference?

    Viton® and EPDM are elastomers that are commonly used for O-rings. Both are types of rubber polymers that are compounded for low compression set. This means that they will recover well after a fixed time under specified squeeze at a given temperature. Both elastomers are also highly flexible and can be stretched to a great extent, without breaking. Such elastomers are commonly used as gasket material, but are also employed for making valves, pumps, and related components.

    Viton®  rubber is a fluoro elastomer, whereas epdm rubber is ethylene-propylene-diene-monomer. The primary differences between Viton®  and EPDM is in their chemical resistance and temperature ranges. Both have different properties and applications for general industrial use. Having sufficient knowledge of the differences between the two can help you make a better-informed decision. Continue reading

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