Markets

Darcoid strives to be the extension of your design and engineering team, the people you can rely on to engineer the best solution to fit your unique application. For over 60 years Darcoid has worked with customers to understand their unique industry challenges and help them develop the best seal package. Our collective engineering experience, collaboration with suppliers and their plants, and quality assurance guarantee to meet your specific end use. Below you will find market specific information.

Semiconductor

Semiconductor

CrestTec is proud of our 60+ years of supporting industrial manufacturers as a source for their innovative products, as well as a source for their MRO needs of their manufacturing equipment. We have an extensive vendor base; with our extensive vendor relationships, CrestTec can manage any inventory program a customer wishes to perform. We have several different programs that are active at more than 12 locations. This allows us to effect real cost saving of parts and part management for the customer. 

We are proud to provide the latest products to address the fast changing and enhanced requirements of this highly technical market. CrestTec has extensive experience in perfluorinated elastomers, PTFE sealing, rubber/metal bonded assemblies, and shielding products demanded by the semiconductor industry. 

CrestTec component management programs help our customers achieve additional cost savings of supply chain optimization and management of their inventory and stocking flows. 

Fluid Power Light Mobile

Fluid Power Light Mobile

Mountain bikes, cross country, downhill, trail, road, ATV, UTV, snow mobile, baja truck, or jet ski.  If you’re riding it you’ll need to know you can keep control over the chop and brake reliably whenever you need it.  Professional race-grade, high performance suspension and brakes need to do more with less:  more rider sensitivity and control in smaller, lighter packages.

As these platforms continue to be innovated, the old generic seal designs move from tried and tested solutions to problems that need improving.  Darcoid gets it.  We specialize in optimizing seals for your demanding, high-performance brake and suspension requirements.  Smaller package size, lower friction, higher pressures, smokin’ temperatures and tighter tolerances means your faithful old o-ring just doesn't cut it anymore.

We combine our industry fluency with material development, profile design chops and best-in-class manufacturing partners to bring you solutions that let your customers ride harder with more control.

Darcoid understands that designing in the US and manufacturing in Asia has it’s challenges. Therefore we provide full support at the design/specification end as well as providing local inventory to keep your manufacturing operation happy.  Cutting corners in your supply chain can result in serious warranty and return costs.  We keep a lid on the temptation to stray from specifications with our robust and proven supply chain management.  We measure, monitor, and audit throughout each step in the process. With Darcoid, what you specify in the US gets manufactured to print in low cost regions and is supplied to your factory on time and to budget. 

Filtration

Filtration

Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal has been heavily invested in the Filtration Industry for over 25 years providing full level 3 PPAPs and medical grade certifications. With a deep industry knowledge base and one of the most extensive inventories in the industry, we have the ability to educate you on proven characteristics about seals in the Filtration Market. 

 

Life Sciences

Life Sciences

The life science market includes companies with very diverse manufacturing outputs. From biopharma processing to medical devices, we offer products that meet the exacting requirements of both. Through Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal's focus on sealing products and elastomeric components, and through Crest Techonologies' focus on MRO spares, we can provide the necessary support for your business. We can support anywhere from concepts to finished medical devices, or provide products for planned downtime. 

Products for Medical Device OEM’s

Individual components can be produced in a wide variety of thermoplastic resins and elastomeric compounds.  Available thermoplastic resins include everything from common plastics (e.g. PVC, ABS) to extreme plastics (e.g. PEEK).  Elastomeric compounds include organic compounds such as EPDM, Nitrile & Viton as well as a variety of silicones.  Depending on the silicone choice, manufacturing processes include compression, injection, transfer, and liquid injection (aka LIM).  Our offering includes materials approved by one or more governing bodies such as UL, FDA Title 21 (Part 177.2600), USP Class VI, USP <87>, ISO 10993-5 and ISO10993-10.  Both thermoplastic and elastomeric products can be made homogenously or can incorporate inserts of plastic or metal.

Products for Pharma Processing

Our offering includes materials approved by one or more governing bodies such as UL, FDA Title 21 (Part 177.2600), USP Class VI, USP <87>, ISO 10993-5 and ISO10993-10.  

Aerospace / Military

Aerospace / Military

Darcoid Nor-Cal Seal serves the Aerospace industry providing Parker O-rings, Seals, Wear Strips,  Gask-O-Seals, Metal Seals, Integral Seals and Custom Extrusions.

We understand the specific needs the Aerospace industry is required to meet including extreme high/low temperature material solutions, industry material specifications, high level dimensional inspections, first article inspection reports, material test certification and tractability, custom packaging, and reliable on time delivery. With our ISO Certified Quality Department and our experienced Supply Chain team you can count on Darcoid to deliver quality product that meet or exceed the Aerospace industries high performance standards.