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Gaskets - Materials and Applications

Gaskets



A gasket is a mechanical seal that serves to fill the space between two objects, generally to prevent leakage between the two objects while under pressure. Gaskets are commonly produced by cutting from sheet materials, such as rubber, silicone, metal, felt, fiberglass, or a plastic polymer. It is usually desirable that the gasket be made from a compressible or slightly compressible material such that it tightly fills the space it is designed for.

Typical gasket seal applications include: fluids, such as petroleum, oil, water and distillates; ambient and pressurized air and dust. Also, gaskets are used to maintain spacing, dampen vibration and enhance appearance.

Material specification and selection is critical to cost effective, quality products. Look for a job shop whose material expertise is broad and is experienced in utilizing the full range of materials, laminates and finishes. Gaskets can typically be made available with pressure sensitive adhesives. The following is a list of common gasket materials, but a quality job shop will quote other materials, if specified, and recommend economical substitutes where applicable:

Applications

The list of Gasket products grows constantly as customer imagination and job shop innovation combine to apply low cost, high quality production techniques to new products.

The following is a partial list of typical gasket product applications:

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