How silicone sealing parts impact military operations 06 September 2019

Since World War II, APM Hexseal has been producing military grade parts that work well under extreme conditions, protecting sensitive electrical components from water, dust, dirt, inclement weather and a plethora of other environmental hazards.

APM designs and manufactures moulded, sealed products that cover and protect various types of switches and circuit breakers, as well as panel openings, from harsh elements like extreme heat, strong winds, heavy rains, and fluid contamination. Along with boots, APM has developed a full line of self sealing fasteners that can operate in a variety of environments.

“Our sealing solutions are robust, long-lasting and are an economically intelligent choice. For these reasons, we have been the established industry leader in providing military grade sealing boots and fasteners for more than 70 years,” said APM Hexseal.

“Our sealing solutions offer a number of advantages that make them ideal for military components. Today’s soldiers operate in gruelling conditions both at home and overseas. For this reason, we ensure that they can always rely on our products, under the most extreme conditions,” commented APM Hexseal.

These products provide protection from grease and grime; dust and other particulates; dirt and sand; snow, sleet, wind, and rain; extreme temperature fluctuations; UV exposure; and mould and mildew.

Due to their unique design, APM’s sealing solutions offer 360° protection from hazardous substances and silicone rubber provides greater flexibility than other materials because it won’t interfere with mechanical, electrical and metal properties and functions. In addition, utilising reusable sealing hardware from APM Hexseal, to properly seal systems and units, will greatly reduce the amount of resources spent on maintenance and repair, reducing costs, failure rate and down time.

Applications include the seal inside and outside of vehicle doors, windows, and hatches; personal protection items such as helmets; insulation for interior engine compartments; vibration mounts for electronic displays; a variety of other custom moulded rubber products created for choppers, tanks, missile defence systems and personnel carriers.

“Since the 1940s, we’ve provided top-quality parts for military and defence applications in the United States and around the globe. Our sealing products have helped us establish our place as a leading supplier for military manufacturers. When you’re looking for ways to create tough, durable and long-lasting components, ask the experts at APM Hexseal.”

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.