Technical Analysis: Self-sealing fastening without chemistry 23 March 2016

By John Arnold, sales and marketing director, APM Hexseal

‘Dry’ embedded O-ring sealing fastener technology (with optional thread locking) and ‘wet’ liquid adhesive thread locking, have been the choices for pump manufacturers and users for more than half a century – wherever secure sealing under pressure as well as fastening has been required. Fluid/gas fastener leakage originating from within as well as preventing seepage from external contaminants, requires a reliable, adjustable sealing barrier – especially when field servicing and employee health are considered.

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Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.