Materials to Withstand Compression Cycling

In your application, your gasket, seal or related flexible material may need to experience heavy compression cycling through its lifetime. Constant compression cycling requires a material to be capable of rebound with little physical strain on the part.

The importance of withstanding compression cycling

A material that does not have ideal rebound properties can cause the seal to deteriorate faster than its intended use. This can cause increased costs from constantly replacing the material.

Our materials experts recommend using PORON® Urethane or BISCO® Silicone for equipment and uses where compression cycling is a factor. The cells in PORON and BISCO resist compression better than other materials used in gaskets and seals.

poron compression cyclingPORON compression, before and after

material compression cyclingCompetitor compression, before and after

Both PORON and BISCO are also resistant to flame and retain 45% to 75% of their initial force. Other materials can retain as little as 15% to 35% and degrade much more quickly.

Processing PORON and BISCO

We process your materials in-house. Our engineers cut your gaskets and seals to your specifications so that your parts come out exactly how you need them. Contact us today to learn more about PORON and BISCO for your applications.

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American Flexible Products is a nation-wide converter of flexible materials—from plastic to rubber to silicone and more. Every product is custom-cut and shaped to your design specs by our materials engineers.

Call 800-945-4224 or fill out our form below. Our material experts will help guide you through our process and give you a free quote.