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Fight night: fkm o rings vs. standard gasket

Modern technological innovations are more sophisticated and intricate than ever before. From the gargantuan pieces of machinery used in mass production and mineral processing to the smallest and most precise medical and scientific instruments used daily by doctors and scientists around the world, they all require high-quality components that are built with tough material and perfectly measured to a given piece of technology’s specifications. And just as important as the components themselves are the pieces that help to keep them all together, such as FKM O rings and other kinds of gaskets.

Every fighter knows that it takes two to tango, and when it comes to FKM O rings, they’re some of the strongest contenders out there in the World Wide Industrial Federation (surely not to be confused with the World Wide Wrestling Federation). Though these small rubber pieces may seem like brittle featherweights at first glance, they can roll with the punches from even the toughest of heavyweight machinery. However, behind every top-notch fighter is an immensely-skilled trainer and mentor that helped them get their start. And if you’re wondering who the mastermind behind the world champion FKM O rings that are used in industries all over the world is—it’s our team right here at Gorilla Gasket.

Our crew is responsible for creating gaskets of all shapes and sizes using the toughest and highest-quality Viton FKM material out there. This ensures that every order of FKM O rings and other gaskets that we send out to our clients worldwide is certified to last for years of high-intensity use. Moreover, we refuse to work idly with run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter gasket designs that you can source from any gasket-making lightweight. The Gorilla Gasket team can custom design and create any type of gasket and FKM O ring that you need; no matter the specifications—other gasket manufacturers are like a single grain of sand in the Sahara desert that is Gorilla Gasket Madness!

But that’s enough pre-fight banter; it’s time for today’s faceoff between FKM O rings and FKM gaskets! What does each one look like? What’s the difference between the two? Which one is better? Let’s find out!

Round 1: Knowing the Contenders

In today’s matchup, we have our Gorilla Gasket FKM O rings taking on the standard gaskets one typically imagines when one hears the word “gasket.” Each contender has its own qualities and specializations, but our prediction is that FKM O rings will come out on top.

Standard Gaskets

In one corner, we have standard gaskets. All gaskets serve practically the same purpose, which is to seal out air and liquids of all kinds. Standard gaskets are typically created as flat pieces which create a seal between two flat surfaces of a machine. Though that sounds simple enough, they can come in a variety of shapes and sizes depending on what pieces of technology they are designed to work with. Your standard gasket can also be made with a variety of materials, such as red rubber, neoprene, PTFE, or the Viton FKM material that makes our FKM O rings here at Gorilla Gasket so great!

FKM O Rings

And in the other corner, we have those very FKM O rings we speak so highly of. Contrary to the design of a standard gasket, FKM O rings (which still fall under the umbrella term “gasket”) are usually rounded, ring-shaped gaskets that function to seal the grooves between two pieces rather than the flat spaces between them. These, too, can also be thoroughly customized in terms of size and shape, but when it comes to materials, it’s hard to beat FKM.

Round 2: FKM O Rings Take the Lead

Ding ding—it’s time for the next round! Fluorine Kautschuk Material, otherwise known by its stage name FKM, is a fluoroelastomer material that can really take a beating. It can withstand temperatures of up to 500°F and even as low as -40°F! Not only is it highly resistant to those wild temperatures, but the FKM gasket material is also immensely durable against harsh chemicals, extreme pressures, and high altitudes. As you can see, it makes sense why FKM O rings, and any gaskets made of the same material are the best in the business.

Round 3: Match History

Both standard gaskets and FKM O rings have a long history of success in a variety of industries. Starting with your average, normal-shaped gaskets, you can often find them:

  • In the automotive industry, within motors, fuel pumps, etc.
  • In electronics and communication, such as phones, electric motors, and computers
  • In the food and beverage industry for mass production machines
  • In the aerospace industry within planes, spacecraft, and satellites

But if you think that’s impressive, let me tell you something, brother: FKM O Rings are too! Our Gorilla Gasket FKM O rings can be found in every industry mentioned above and are frequently ordered for a variety of other uses, such as:

  • Securing machinery that has high-pressure hydraulic seals and pipe joints
  • The proper functioning of HVAC systems of all sizes
  • Safely sealing pharmaceutical and medical equipment with its FDA-approved material
  • The processing of oil, minerals, food, paper, and most other things you can think of
  • And so much more!

And with that, it looks like standard gaskets are down for the count. The FKM O Ring is our winner—or in the words of Macho Man Randy Savage himself, “Ten Thousand Years As Intercontinental Champion, Oooh Yeah!”

Step Into the Big Leagues With Gorilla Gasket

Negativity and gasket-mania are just two things that don’t go together at the end of the day. Every kind of gasket, from standard designs to FKM O rings, has its place in the ring and its own strong suit. 

So, with that said, regardless of whether the temperatures are too hot to handle or too cold to hold, our Gorilla Gasket FKM O rings can serve almost any purpose that you need them for. Plus, you can reach out to our team, and we’ll custom-create a unique set of FKM O rings for your business, no matter how old, new, or niche your industry is. 

Just give us a call at 575-746-1730 or submit your request for a custom quote right here on our website.