Applications / Case Studies
The importance of small hydraulic pressure accumulators with some examples of their use

01. February 2019

In the early days, before focusing on the production of precision rubber products, Hepako GmbH manufactured hydraulic accumulators and the accompanying rubber membranes indispensable for their function. At that time, Hans-Dieter Partosch, co-founder and managing director of Hepako GmbH for many years, published an article on the importance of small accumulators and examples of their application in the magazine Fluid - a German journal for hydraulics, pneumatics and component parts (edition Dec. 1979). Today's blog returns to this interesting and informative article, which has lost none of its relevance over the years. The original article is available as a download.

Company News
HEPAKO at T4M 2019

21. January 2019

We are going to exhibit at this year´s T4M. The trade show for medical devices takes place in Stuttgart from 7 - 9 May.


Please find more information in this blog post.

Materials,
The value of technical data sheets

01. December 2018

Technical data sheets or material data sheets are part of routine business in all industrial sectors. They play an important role in the elastomer sector as the users of the data sheets are often very reliant on the information they contain. The topics under discussion in this blog posting are: How helpful are the material data sheets in reality? The problems associated with them and what to look out for when performing an evaluation. In addition, we look back at the tragedy of the 1986 Challenger space shuttle disaster and how it was linked to this issue.

Materials
Why silicone is so popular

29. September 2018

While the majority of elastomers like EPDM, FKM or NBR are unknown to the end user, silicone (VMQ) is a material just about everyone knows. Although silicone is inferior to other elastomers when it comes to mechanical properties, there are applications in virtually every industry. The reason for is explained in this blog.

Materials
Elastomer mechanical properties and how they are measured

30. July 2018

In this post, we are taking a look at the different mechanical characteristics of raw rubbers and compounds. In addition, we are investigating the underlying test methods.

Materials, Manufacturing, Transfer Molding, Injection Molding, Compression Molding, Vulcanization
How do you create a rubber component? A blog around and about the world of elastomers

07. June 2018

Rubber parts, or elastomers, are irreplaceable in many areas of our lives; yet most people know little about them so it’s fair to say the subject remains vague and mysterious. In this blog our hope is to open up the subject and provide a new insight for as broad an audience as possible. Therefore, this first article is about general topics around rubber parts.