Material Selection & Development

Odin Heavy Industries’ team of design engineers and material scientists are ready to help our customers select the material best suited for their application based on application information and service conditions. Our team consists of experts with experience from a wide array of industries and markets, giving our customers assurance that they are getting the optimal material for each application.  If your application requires a material beyond our 1500 standard compounds and blends, we will develop or custom blend a material suited for your operating parameters.

Materials Lab

Our experienced material lab has capabilities to develop, blend, and test mechanical properties in house. OHI stays on the forefront of material technology by working with our vast supplier network and committing to continuous research and development in polymer technology, utilizing the latest in polymer resins and process technology at state of the art materials labs and manufacturing facilities.

Custom Compounding

Odin Heavy Industries has in house blending capabilities, allowing OHI to utilize additives to modify and improve properties of our compounds and provide performance enhancements for our products. Through years of experience and research, OHI understands the effects, characteristics, and benefits of additives and compounding polymer materials, which is why OHI’s materials have superior properties that out perform our competition.

Material Processing

Through years of testing and refinement, OHI has mastered the science of PTFE, thermoplastic, and elastomer processing. With special manufacturing equipment and techniques, we have optimized the physical properties of our compounds through testing and experience. Our proven processing and compounding expertise make our customers confident that they are utilizing premium world-class materials.






Grafoil, Composites, Metals, Phenolic.



Literature Update 2/14
OHI releases it's valve design guide. Comprehensive polymer guide which discusses polymer materials and products for valve seats, bearings, seals, and stem packing used in severe service applications.
LNG - Cryoseal
The harsh environments of LNG and Cryogenic applications are no match for Odin Heavy Industries’ Cryoseal.  Partnering OHI's proprietary  polymer material Cryonel with engineered sealing technology creates a robust seal capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -320°F (-196°C).  This technology is applied to OHI’s new line of solutions for stem seals, body seals, and valve seats.
New Product - 600°F Seal Material
OHI launches a new material capable of reaching 600°F. This material has properties similar to PTFE and is an excellent candidate for high pressure and temperature sealing applications.


Material Stock Shapes
OHI offers rods and tubes available in all of our custom compounds, including PTFE. Read more...
Valve Components
OHI manufactures valve seats, stem packing, and wear components. Read more...
Engineered Sealing Solutions
OHI has proven sealing solutions for a wide variety of operating parameters. Read more...
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