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Optimal Squeeze for an O Ring to be effective

A doughnut-shaped seal that is primarily used to stop liquids and air from escaping or getting into specific spaces is the function and role of an O Ring.  Also known as a mechanical gasket, O rings are designed to fit between a groove and a compression during the...

High-temperatures and O Rings, what you need to know

Fluctuations in temperature and indeed heat is a significant factor across many applications that make use of o rings.  However, what is well known is how destructive heat can be when it comes to compound deterioration.  You are making choosing the ideal o ring...

How to restore your damaged rubber seals

Under the right circumstances and having the right tools to hand, you can restore rubber gasket seals and have them working as good as new in no time.  Rubber gasket seals provide a seal between two separate mechanisms, providing airtight seals to keep liquids and...

The importance of backup rings to O rings

Backup rings are ultimately used to help stop o ring migration, and they achieve this in both static and dynamic fluid power applications as the pressure cycles occur, preventing the extrusion of an o ring in the gap.  Ultimately a backup ring is a rigid ring that...

Gasket manufacturing process explained

Specialist Sealing Products have been providing high-quality gaskets to customers throughout the UK for many years. We pride ourselves in the range of gaskets we have available, suitable for a variety of applications across a range of industries.  Rubber gaskets are...

Designing seals for the food industry

There’s a number of factors to take into consideration when designing seals for the food industry. That’s because seals used within this sector need to work exceptionally hard in all food processing environments where hygiene and health and safety are of the utmost...

Storing your gaskets!

A strange headline for a gasket article, we know.  However, it’s an important area and one, which in this sector is often overlooked.  When we think about most products or items in and around our homes and business, we will recognise that most come with manufacturing...

Flange Gasket materials – What you need to know

Getting the most out of flange gasket materials and ensuring the performance of the gasket is not affected when you come to use it, means several things must be taken into consideration.  For example, factors such as their design, how they’re manufactured, installed,...

Spiral Wound Gaskets and Sheet Gaskets

Gaskets come in a range of different shapes and sizes.  All are offering similar functionality; gaskets are produced using a range of different materials to suit a range and a variety of environmental factors, industrial uses, and product requirements.  When it comes...

Benefits of Kammprofile Gaskets

Used to prevent leakage, gaskets are constructed to fit between a range of different sizes and types of surfaces in order to provide the perfect seal.  Typically used in pipes and heat exchangers, gaskets are widely used as industrial sealants.  Kammprofile gaskets,...

Cork Gaskets and Sheeting Materials

We have a range of cork sheeting products available which offer a good choice for the manufacture of gaskets for low bolt pressure applications. The general temperature range is -20⁰C to +120⁰C offering good flexibility and material resilience. The two main products, made with rubber granules ensuring improved characteristics over un-bonded alternatives, are listed below

Neoprene Bonded Cork – Has good oil resistance, is relatively cheap and seals well at low pressures. Used in electrical, oil and general engineering applications.

Nitrile Bonded Cork – A firm rubber bonded cork material and generally gives good oil and fuel resistance offering good flexibility and resilience

Felt Gaskets and Sheeting Materials

We offer a range of Pressed Wool and Engineering Felts covering a range of density’s and thicknesses capable of withstanding a temperature range of -80⁰C to + 200⁰C

Paper Gaskets and Sheeting Materials

Flexoid paper is supplied in rolls or as cut gaskets to any shape or size and in a range of thicknesses. It is suitable for mineral oils, hydrocarbons and cold water but it is not suitable for acids and steam. With a temperature range y=up to 120⁰C it is available in 1 metre wide rolls and thicknesses of 0.25, 0.5, 0.8 and 1.0mm 

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