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TRP Polymer Solutions explain the chemistry behind the FFKM’s temperature range

In this article, PIF spoke to TRP Polymer Solutions a leading industry specialist in custom rubber mouldings. Discussing the FFKM’s […]

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TRP Polymer Solutions

MIT researchers pioneer mass production technique for cell-sized robots

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have pioneered an innovative new method of mass-producing cell-sized robots called “syncells”, […]

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Parker O-Ring Selector simplifies seal selection

Motion and control giants Parker Hannifin have simplified the whole process of selecting O-rings simpler and easier with the introduction […]

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Parker Hannifin SSD Drives Division Europe

Neoprene or silicone rubber sheeting

PIF spoke to Martin’s Rubber about the difference between rubber and neoprene. When it comes to understanding whether you need […]

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Martins Rubber Company

FFKM offers sealing solution for hazardous applications

FFKM combines the chemical resistance of PTFE with the elasticity of FKM and features a fully fluorinated backbone that gives […]

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TRP Polymer Solutions

Most wanted rubber products for renewable energy

Martin’s Rubber has been at the forefront of rubber product manufacture for the renewable industry for a number of years. […]

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Martins Rubber Company

Tailor your damping with nanomaterials

How can Nanomaterials help your application perform to the highest standard? In this article, PIF spoke to Martin’s Rubber to […]

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Martins Rubber Company

How to preserve your rubber gaskets

Making sure you do everything you can to preserve your gaskets is highly important in avoiding expensive downtime. In this […]

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TRP Polymer Solutions

Electrical rubber matting regulations

In this article, PIF spoke to electrical safety matting experts, Monomer to take us through the electrical safety matting regulations. […]

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Monomer

Foam rubber sheeting from Martin’s Rubber

Why should you source your foam rubber sheeting from Martin’s Rubber? In this blog, PIF breaks down the advantages of […]

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Martins Rubber Company

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