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Brochures - Materials
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Detectaseal Elastomers

A range of x-ray and metal detectable elastomers for food processing applications where contamination containment is critical.

Elastomers for Diesel & Gas Engines

Details PPE grades formulated for diesel and gas engines used in the marine and power generation industries.

EnDura Elastomers

The ultimate range of elastomers for sealing applications in the World's most aggressive high pressure environments.

Explosive Decompression Resistant Elastomers

A summary of international ED test standards (NORSOK, TOTAL, NACE & ISO23936) plus details of which PPE materials meet each standard.

Kimura Elastomers

A unique range of fully organic elastomers for semiconductor sealing applications which demand extreme plasma resistance.

MicroFORM brochure

Micro molded high performance elastomer components for critical applications.

NES337 Naval Brochure

A guide to MOD approved materials for O-rings used on ships and submarines.

Perlast ICE

The ultimate perfluoroelastomers for sealing applications where chemical resistance and extreme low temperature performance are critical.

Perlast Perfluoroelastomers for Food & Pharma

An overview of the products, applications and benefits of using Perlast perfluoroelastomers in food, pharma & biomedical applications.

Perlast perfluoroelastomers for Oil & Gas

An overview of the various products, applications and benefits of using Perlast® perfluoroelastomers in the oil and gas industry.

Perlast® G65HP Datasheet

Excellent radical plasma resistant perfluoroelastomer for semiconductor applications.

PPE Brochure

An introduction to Precision Polymer Engineering

Sealing Solutions for food, pharma & life-science

An overview of the products and services available from PPE for the food, pharma and life-science industries.

Sealing Solutions for Oil & Gas

An overview of the products and services available from PPE for the oil & gas industry.

Sealing Solutions for Semiconductor Applications

An overview of the products and services available from PPE for the semiconductor industry.

Sour Gas Resistant Elastomers

A summary of international H2S test standards (NORSOK, API 6A & ISO10423) and details of which PPE materials have been tested and certified.

Brochures - Products
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Dissipative End Effectors

End effectors pads utilizing advanced dissipative elastomers to reduce electrostatic discharge damage.

Slit Valve Doors

Slit Valve Doors with high performance elastomer seals for semiconductor process tools.

Spring Seals

Spring seals for use on oilfield equipment operating in extreme high pressures and aggressive chemicals.

Certificates Food & Pharma

Certificates for elastomer materials tested to food, dairy, drinking water and pharmaceutical standards.

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3A 18-03 Certificate

3-A Sanitary Standards 18-03 for multiple-use rubber and rubber-like materials used as product contact surfaces in dairy equipment.

ADI-free Certificate

Declaration that PPE elastomers contain no Animal Derived Ingredients (ADI) and are therefore BSE / TSE free with respect to source, manufacture and treatment.

ADI-free Certificate FFKM

Declaration that PPE perfluoroelastomers (Perlast®) contain no Animal Derived Ingredients (ADI) and are therefore BSE / TSE free with respect to source, manufacture and treatment.

EC 1935/2004 Declaration

Declaration that PPE elastomers comply with the requirements of the EC 1935/2004 regulations.

EC 2023/2006 Declaration

Declaration that PPE elastomers comply with the requirements of the EC 2023/2006 regulations.

FDA Certificate A-D

Elastomer materials compliant with FDA CFR 21.177.2600 paragraphs A to D (dry foods).

FDA Certificate A-E

Elastomer materials compliant with FDA CFR 21.177.2600 paragraphs A to E (aqueous foods).

FDA Certificate A-F

Elastomer materials compliant with FDA CFR 21.177.2600 paragraphs A to F (fatty foods).

FDA Certificate FFKM Perlast

Perfluoroelastomer materials compliant with FDA CFR 21.177.2600 paragraphs A to F and CFR 21.177.2400 paragraph D.

USP Class VI <87>

Certificate to confirm that PPE elastomers conform to the United States Pharmacopeia USP Biological Reactivity Test in vitro.

USP Class VI <88> 121C

Certificate to conform that PPE elastomers conform to the United States Pharmacopeia USP for the Biological Test for Plastics, Class VI at 121°C.

USP Class VI <88> 70C

Certificate to confirm that PPE elastomers conform to the United States Pharmacopeia USP <88> for the Biological Test for Plastics, Class VI at 70°C.

WRAS Potable Water

Certificate to confirm that V70Q (FKM) conforms to BS6920-1:2000 WRAS standards for potable water.

Certificates RGD testing

Test certificates to NORSOK, TOTAL, NACE and ISO23936 Rapid Gas Decompression (RGD) standards.

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Perlast G92E

TOTAL General Specification GS EP PVV 142 Rev 09 certificate of RGD testing

Technical Information
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Elastomer Chemical Compatibility

A guide to the chemical compatibility of over 1000 different media against the main polymer types.

Quality is our priority

This document explains how PPE is committed to providing quality elastomer seals and components; including visual inspection, measurement of O-ring dimensions, color variations, measuring hardness and reporting (ISIR, FAIR & PPAP).

Rubber Life Groups & Storage

Recommended storage conditions and shelf life of elastomers/rubber.

Certificates Quality/Safety/Environment
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AS9100 / ISO9001 Certificate

Quality management system applicable to the design, development, manufacture and supply of mouldings, seals, gaskets, extrusions and composite components in natural and synthetic materials.

ISO 14001 certificate

The environmental management system is applicable to the design, development, manufacture and supply of mouldings, seals, gaskets, extrusions and composite components in natural and synthetic materials.

ISO/TS29001 certificate

Quality management system applicable to the design, development, manufacture and supply of mouldings, seals, gaskets, extrusions and composite components in natural and synthetic materials.

NADCAP certificate

Certificate demonstrates conformance and recognition of accreditation for elastomer seals.

OHSAS 18001 certificate

The scope of this approval is applicable to the design, development, manufacture and supply of mouldings, seals, gaskets, extrusions and composite components in natural and synthetic materials.

Policies
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Environmental Policy

PPE's policy on environmental issues

Health & Safety Policy

PPE's corporate brochure.

Quality Policy

PPE's policy on quality

White Papers
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Choosing a High Temperature Steam Resistant Elastomer

There are limited options for sealing with elastomers in hot water or steam environments in temperatures up to 550°F (288°C). Most elastomers in will become brittle and crack, resulting in leakage from a valve, pump or other equipment. Leakage resulting from a cracked seal can create hazardous conditions, unnecessary downtime, and equipment failure.

This paper details the properties of EnDura® E90SR after high temperature steam exposure in comparison with other types of commercially available elastomers.

Effective Sealing for Pumps with Elastomers

Pump users demand maximum operating efficiency from their investment and sealing solutions have to be designed to function between long service intervals. These conditions often create increased chemical, thermal and pressure related stresses on both the pump and seals, multiplying the risk of seal failure and pump leakage.

Electrostatic Discharge in Semiconductor

Technological progress within the semiconductor industry brings with it greater yield sensitivity with the desire to reduce costs a constant driver. How well defects are controlled throughout an increasingly automated manufacturing process plays a critical role.

Killer Consumables: How clean are your seals?

In semiconductor manufacturing the threat of particle and especially metallic contamination to transistor integrity is a significant and potentially costly threat. This is mainly true for front end processing but, due to the high mobility of many of these contaminants, it remains a threat at all stages of the manufacturing process flow.

Low Temperature Sealing in High Pressure Applications

There are many choices in elastomer materials based on criteria such as chemical and heat resistance. Often the low temperature performance of an elastomer is overlooked or the data describing the performance may not be understood fully by the end user. Complicating elastomer material selection is the pressure of the application. High pressures are known to increase an elastomer’s glass transition temperature which decreases the low temperature sealing performance.

Purity or Plasma Resistance - Can you have both?

A study of tests carried out on different elastomer materials in aggressive chemistries and plasma conditions. Various plasma modes were employed, reflecting a variety of different process requirements. This included direct parallel plate, high density remote inductively coupled plasma (ICP) and sources specifically designed to create high radical and in particular, high fluorine radical content.

Types of Fluoroelastomer Seals for Pump Users: Explained

Aggressive pumping environments can be problematic for pump engineers. On the one hand it's impossible to design the pump to be resistant to every kind of chemical, while on the other, the tendency is to either over specify a perfluoroelastomer to cover all eventualities or select an elastomer with mid-range chemical resistance in the hope this will cover most applications. This paper investigates the latest developments in fluoroelastomer technology.

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