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Fluorocarbon rubber / FKM/FPM
Fluoroelastomers

Fluorocarbon elastomers are a rubber specialty. These are well-known for having the best temperature resistance and for being highly inert. Fluoroelastomers also show a high resistance against mineral oil-based lubricants. The chemical resistance and high temperature […]

Wear

Definition of Wear: Wear is defined as surface damage of one or all solid surfaces in contact subject to relative motion. Wear might have different patterns corresponding to various wear mechanisms. A surface can be […]

oil lubrication
Oil Lubrication

What is Lubrication? Lubrication is the process of reducing wear and friction by applying a film that reduces friction between two surfaces in contact. The lubricant employed could be a solid, fluid, or plastic material. […]

Dry Lubricants

What are Dry Lubricants? Dry lubricants or solid lubricants are substances that, even though they’re within the solid phase, can decrease the friction of two materials that slide against one another without the requirement of […]

Introduction to Tribology

Definition of Tribology. Tribology is the science of friction, wear, and lubrication and is truly interdisciplinary. It studies the interaction of moving surfaces and every aspect related to friction, wear, lubrication, adhesion, tribo-chemistry, etc. Tribology solutions […]

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Elastomers

Glass Transition Temperature It is not clear what is the difference between an “elastomer” and a “rubber”. It is nowadays accepted to use them indistinctively and this is how it is treated in the following […]

creep failure
Creep Deformation

Background The meaning of creep as per the English dictionary is as follows: creep is essentially an act of moving slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed. Well, this is what […]