Wednesday, December 7, 2011

High Performance Seals

As part of our money saving strategies for the winter we have been checking for leaky sinks.  We discovered we did have one sink that was leaking, a very slow constant drip.  After turning the water off and taking the sink head apart we discovered it only needed a new rubber O-ring.  Parco specializes in high-performance seals and is the industry lead in the development of proprietary rubber compounds and bonding techniques. Parco was actually the first manufacturer to specialize in O-rings and is still their primary product.  Parco is a very hands on company selling to many Fortune 500 companies.  They make their own molds, mix their own rubber and mold their parts in computer-controlled presses. They cater to six major industries; oil field machinery, military & aerospace, water filtration, motor vehicles, farm & construction and fuel-dispensing.

Here are some of the most popular Parco products.  In the oil field machinery their most popular product is the 0419-90 Black Nitrile (90-durometer nitrile; sulfur-cured; high pressure and oil resistant). The military & aerospace industries most popular Parco products is part number 1933-70, a blue fluorosilicone (70-durometer flurosilicone; high temperature and compression set resistant; AMS R 25988 and MIL R 25988 compliant).  Water filtration’s most popular product is compound 5323-70 black EPDM (70-durometer ethylene propylene; peroxide-cured; NSF-61 listed).  The most popular motor vehicle seal is compound 4456-70 black nitrile (70-durometer nitrile; oil resistant; plastic compatible).  In the farming industry compound 4467-70 black nitrile (70-durometer nitrile; internal lubricated; low temperature and fuel resistant) is most popular.  And in the fuel-dispensing industry compound 2295-70 black nitrile (70-durometer nitrile; fuel and alcohol resistant; UL-listed) is the most popular.  If you are looking for high quality products or high performance seals with high performance applications check out Parco today.

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