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Types of Flanges

Businesses in a variety of industries rely on flanges to join pipes or components together or to keep equipment secured to a surface. When it comes to choosing the best types of flange for your processes, you’ll want to take the time to research the different options...

Threaded Flange

Threaded flanges are probably the most recognisable of all flanges due to their screw thread design that is used to connect it to the pipe. Threaded flanges, also known as screwed flanges (for obvious reasons), require a male and female thread to create a connection...

Slip On Flange

A slip-on flange can also be known as a hubbed flange, which, as the name suggests, has a hub with a very low profile. Why is this important? Because this type of ring type joint gasket has an internal diameter larger than the connecting pipe, allowing you to slide it...

Weld Neck Flange

Also known as tapered hub flanges or high hub flanges, weld neck flanges are a specific type of gasket with a protruding ridge and long neck used to connect pipework and provide you with a high-quality seal. Weld neck flanges, in particular, are a popular choice when...

Nitrile vs Viton® – What is the Difference?

As you start to make a decision about what type of O-rings to purchase for your business, you might wonder what material is the most suitable for your unique needs. Every business operation has different requirements for their O-rings, such as the temperature,...

Aflas vs Viton

When it comes to choosing O ring suppliers in the UK, you’ll find that there are a wide range of materials on offer for you to choose from. Many people find that the options can seem quite overwhelming, with some materials having similar properties but offering...

EPDM Gasket

Both the automotive and construction industries have started to use EPDM gaskets more frequently in recent times. This rubber material is UV light resistant and has many fantastic properties that make this part highly effective for a wide range of processes. Keep...

Metal Gaskets

When comparing gaskets for use within your business processes, you’ll find that these can be made from a variety of materials. Metal gaskets are a very popular option, offering many advantages over other materials. When looking at sealing product options, make sure...

AFLAS o ring

O rings come in many different dimensions, thicknesses, and materials. And it is the various different materials that o rings can be manufactured from that make each o ring unique and suitable for specific applications. In fact, there are hundreds of different types...

O Ring Vulcanization Process

With years of o ring knowledge and experience in o ring vulcanization, we're one of the leading experts in providing the right sealing solution for you. To view our full range, visit our O-ring product page, with a wide selection and something to match every...

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Compressed Non-Asbestos Fibre Material (CNAF) 

This range of products have been designed and manufactured to replace the now extinct and banned range of Asbestos based gasket materials. 

Manufactured from a mixture of organic fibres and rubber binders, with fillers based on synthetic fibres, mineral fibres, carbon, aramid and glass fibres this range of sheeting products offer great versatility thanks to their highly flexible chemical and physical properties ensuring sealing of maximum reliability and durability even in critical sealing applications. 

There are 3 main sub categories of CNAF materials each category having several different versions using a blend of different fibres and fillers to meet varying service conditions to seal media at a range of temperatures and pressures. 

This range of products are available from stock as cut gaskets or in sheet form up to 2 metre x 1.5 metre and in a range of thicknesses up to 3 mm as standard 

Grade X

Superior performance CNAF sheet jointing with excellent mechanical properties and good chemical and temperature resistance. The manufacturing compounds are based on Glass, Inorganic and Aramid Fibres bound with high quality Nitrile NBR binder meeting the requirements of BS7531 Grade X. 

  • WRAS / WRC Approved for use in hot and cold potable water 
  • API 6FB Fire-Safe 
  • TA-Luft (clean air) in accordance with VDI guideline 2440 
  • Temperature from –200⁰C up to 400⁰C 
  • Maximum Pressure up to 120 bar 
  • Excellent resistance to solvents, refrigerants, water and steam 
  • Media compatibility with oils, fuels, solvents, and hydrocarbon compounds 
  • Suitable for use with Oxygen Service 

Grade Y 

High quality CNAF sheet jointing specifically developed to meet the requirements of BS 7531 Grade Y. 

These have compressed aramid fibres with a combination of other functional fillers bound with a high quality nitrile rubber and are suitable for use across a broad range of industrial sealing applications.  

  • WRAS / WRC Approved for use in potable water 
  • Fire-Safe 
  • TA-Luft (clean air) in accordance with VDI guideline 2440 
  • Temperature from -200⁰C up to 450⁰C 
  • Maximum Pressure up to 140 bar 
  • Resistance to solvents, refrigerants, water and steam 
  • Media compatibility with oils, fuels, and hydrocarbon compounds 
  • Suitable for use with Oxygen Service 

General Service Grade 

A cost effective grade of CNAF sheet jointing based on a mixture and blend of fibres bound with a nitrile rubber binder. Suitable for general use including oils, hydrocarbon compounds and low pressure steam and water 

  • Temperature from –100⁰C up to 250⁰C 
  • Maximum Pressure up to 50 bar 
  • Resistance to solvents, refrigerants, water and steam 
  • Media compatibility with oils, fuels, and hydrocarbon compounds 
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