Engineers now can perform a material search and compatibility check to make specifying seals for their applications easier. Ft. Wayne, Ind.-based Trelleborg Sealing Solutions added two no-cost tools to its web site.

The materials tool lets engineers:
  • Search by material type or trade names.
  • Identify compounds that meet specific property requirements such as operating temperatures or hardness.
  • Identify formulations that comply with specific approvals or standards.
The chemical compatibility check gives users a quick way of finding the level of resistance of material groups to a broad range of media, both fluids and gases. The software also shows simple symbols that indicate resistance. One or multiple media can be selected in a single search.

Users can access the software through the registration area at It is accessible in 22 country-specific versions in 18 languages.