The industrial sector covers a diverse range of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and devices which present numerous sealing requirements and challenges. We provide a broad range of experience to draw on to help implement industrial sealing solutions for a variety of applications.
As industrial devices become increasingly complex, Novotema has become a specialist in manufacturing rubber components with very small cross-sections and complex geometries.
Materials for industrial applications
Novotema has a broad range of experience to draw on to help provide industrial sealing solutions for a variety of applications. Our technical team can assist with custom component design for specific application requirements. From standard products such as O-Rings to a one-off engineered solutions, Novotema can provide the expertise to supply the optimal industrial sealing solution.
We mould components from a number of high performance materials and many of these elastomers offer unique properties such as mechanical performance, low and high temperature resistance and high pressure capability.
Other services to meet your application requirements
With decades of experience, our engineers are able to offer additional services to aid in your sealing application. Services include:
- Surface treatments for additional protection in extreme environments
- Lab testing and FEA simulation is carried out on our components to emulate the real-life environment that they will be used within
- Custom component designs made from our range of elastomer materials
Contact us to discuss your industrial sealing requirements, alternatively chat with us online.
Products for Industrial Applications
Below is a selection of the most common products we supply for industrial applications. Visit the Products page to see the full range.
Membranes / Diaphragms
Novotema specialises in moulding high quality diaphragms and membranes with very thin cross sections, to tight tolerances, in infinite sizes, shapes and custom configurations.
Valve Seats & Seals
Valve seats and seals designed and moulded in custom geometries to suit any application, including EN 549 shutters for poppet valves for the Gas Control industry.
In addition to the standard flat washers, Novotema can also design and manufacture custom washers that incorporate a lip or profile feature in order to improve sealing performance.
Gaskets / Frame Seals
Gasket / frame seals fill the space between two or more mating surfaces, they can be moulded in infinite shapes and profiles to suit any geometry and application.
Lip Seals / V-Rings
Lips seals (axial or radial shaft seals) for dynamic rotary and reciprocating environments to seal rotary elements, such as a shaft or rotating bore, in piston and rod locations.
Below is a selection of the most common materials we supply to the industrial sector.
|Material Code||Hardness||Operating Temperature||Colour||Approvals / Certification|
|EPDM||53 - 87 IRHD||-60 to 288°C||Black, white, blue||FDA, USP, 3A, metal detectable|
|FEPM||75 - 93 IRHD||-25 to 250°C||Black|
|FFKM||64 - 90 IRHD||-46 to 327°C||Black, white, green, transparent||FDA, USP, 3A, NORSOK, NACE, TOTAL, ISO 10423|
|FKM||58 - 95 IRHD||-51 to 225°C||Black, white, green, blue||FDA, USP, 3A, NORSOK, NACE, TOTAL, ISO 10423, ISO 23936-2, API 6A, metal detectable|
|FVMQ||65 - 70 IRHD||-55 to 225°C||Blue|
|HNBR||70 - 92 IRHD||-40 to 180°C||Black||FDA, 3A, NORSOK, NACE, TOTAL, ISO 10423, API 6A|
|NBR||57 - 90 IRHD||-60 to 135°C||Black, white||FDA, 3A, metal detectable|
|VMQ||40 - 80 IRHD||-60°C to 250°C||Black, white, red, translucent||FDA, USP, 3A, metal detectable|
Novotema operates from an 8400 sq.m. manufacturing facility using a combination of injection moulding and compression technology to manufacture over 850 million parts a year.Find Out More
Novotema moulds seals and components from a wide range of elastomer materials. With an extensive range to choose from, there is sure to be a material to suit every application. Browse the range ....Find Out More
Research and development, testing and analysis of polymer materials to ensure final components meet customer specifications and requirements.Find Out More
Surface treatments can be applied to moulded components which enhance their operating characteristics and performance.Find Out More
When a standard off-the-shelf component is not suitable, Novotema can design and develop a custom component that exactly matches the geometry and operating conditions.Find Out More