Street light, leaving the lens open

February 26, 2016

The picture shown is of an induction street light in New Jersey with its lens cover open.  One could argue that this helps the unit run cooler, especially when wind… read more

Custom Gasket Design Tips

February 16, 2016

Gaskets are arguably the least sexy part of a mechanical design, equally arguable is that they are one of the most critical parts with in a design…especially in wet and… read more

UL Flame Rated Adhesive for Gaskets and Pads

January 12, 2016

Stockwell Elastomerics has added 3M 9375W to its pressure sensitive adhesive line up. Custom gaskets are made from materials that meet specific performance requirements; fluorosilicone is used for chemical and… read more

UL FR Adhesive

ASTM D6576 and Closed Cell Silicone Sponge

November 27, 2015

Military Specification Mil-R-6130C established requirements for cellular rubber used for sponge gaskets and cushioning pads in defense equipment in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Both closed cell (Type 2) and open… read more

Vibration Pads

MIL-DTL-83528/4 EMI Flange Gaskets

October 29, 2015

MIL-DTL-83528/4 MIL-DTL-83528/4 is a standardized family of EMI flange gaskets. The dimensions and materials are well defined by the MIL spec. Stockwell Elastomerics manufactures standard and custom EMI gaskets from… read more

Green Heat Conductive Rubber Pad

October 15, 2015

Green Heat Conductive Rubber Heat conductive rubber, also referred to as green heat conductive rubber, is a unique closed cell silicone sponge that has very fine ceramic particles mixed in… read more

What is foam compression set?

September 3, 2015

In simple terms, compression set is a measure of how much a material does NOT rebound.  This is expressed in a percentage, for gasketing, the lower % the better (to… read more

Compression Set of Foams