Research and Development

Product design

ERIKS’ Application Engineers are often involved in the development of new products for the OEM market. Both multinationals as well as small specialized companies in the manufacturing industry involve ERIKS at an early stage in the development process for engineering, research, design and maintenance.

Testing and Validation

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Independent laboratories and our own Material Technology and Research Centers in the UK and the U.S.A. offer you access to fundamental understanding of polymer technology. A large number of testing facilities and highly qualified staff are available for the co-development of customer-specific rubber components.

Design teams

Our highly qualified and experienced design and test teams use analytics to bring you design validation and verification reports. Helping you to correctly specify design intent with industry-standard safety factors.

Compound testing and development

We have the possibility to define the parameters of a rubber compound for O-rings: hardness, compression set value, tensile strength, chemical and thermal obsolescence and ozone lastingness. The composition of a rubber compound for O-rings can be determined with TGA analysis and infra red spectroscopy.

Contact us about R&D

If you have any questions about Research and Development and other sealing solutions, please contact one of our locations or fill in the contact form below.

Our brands
  • Kalrez
  • Pioneer Weston Performance Seals
  • Garlock Sealing Technologies
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Parco
  • Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
  • Parker
Our customers
  • ASML
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Bosch
  • Emerson
  • Shell
  • Heineken
  • TATA Steel
  • Cargill
  • Daimler
  • FrieslandCampina
  • Philips
Our memberships
European Sealing Agency
European seals and Gaskets Association
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