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Gasket Sealants

Fortunately, no one gasket suits a range of applications, but rather we have a multitude of gasket sealants available to meet various specifications and requirements.  Ultimately, sealants are used to effectively ensure gasket seals.  Helping to extend a gasket's life...

Types of industrial gasket material

Different industry sectors will use different types of gaskets and different types of gasket materials.   And of course!  Different industrial gasket materials will be much better suited to some industrial processes and applications compared to others.  As different...

Keeping a close eye on the gaskets your applications use

Gaskets are vital elements to any piping system and application that requires creating the perfect seal in order to prevent leaks.  This is the main role of a gasket, to provide a good seal, with some gasket materials sealing better than others in certain...

O Ring Colour Identification

O rings come in various colours, and it's important to understand what these colours indicate as the o rings you choose will affect your overall process application.  Ultimately, different o ring colours are used to help differentiate between different materials. ...

Spiral Wound Gasket Compressibility and Pressure Ratings

In order to form a reliable seal, spiral wound gaskets do require a certain degree of pressure.   The applied pressure allows the gasket to be compressed tightly between the mating surfaces preventing any leaks from occurring.  Factors such as operating temperature...

Elastomeric Compounds

What is elastomer?  Elastomeric compounds are rubber seals produced using natural rubbers or manufactured by the chemicals industry.  Elastomeric sealing compounds consist of between 50-60% rubber; the remainder of the compound consists of fillers,...

Is there such a thing as the right flange gasket?

We cannot stress enough how important gaskets and seals can be. Gaskets are vital for an application's reliability and integrity, and trust us when we say, choosing the right gasket now can help you avoid costly issues in the future.  Taking a closer look at pipe...

Plastic gaskets, the best alternative to metal

Plastic gaskets and seals are not that uncommon.  In fact, they’re used in many devices due to the longevity and functionality they offer.  Helping to prevent leaks and maintain temperature control, plastic gaskets help equipment and appliances operate to the best of...

Protecting your seals

Dust gets everywhere.  We see it across the surfaces of our homes and even in our workplaces, especially when the light shines through to show it in its full glory!  However, dust that seeps and builds up within engineering equipment can be disastrous.  Causing damage...

Importance of durometer testing

Durometer or shore durometer is a way for industry professionals to measure how hard such things as plastic, rubber, and non-metallic materials genuinely are.  Its focus is to measure on a Shore A or Shore D scale, looking at how robust material is when examining its...

Manufacturing of High-Quality Gaskets

Manufacturing of High-Quality GasketsA large number of engineering and machinery applications use gaskets. This mechanical seal is employed whenever gaps between two or more surfaces are joined together. This process is also required to prevent leakage and withstand the extremes of compression when working.

Depending on the requirements of the application, the seals and gaskets used can be manufactured from a variety of materials. Just in a standard washing machine alone, a cork gasket (to suppress noise) and a watertight gasket, are both essential to the finished product.

Seals and gaskets need to be high-quality, and the process must start with the manufacturer. They need to use the latest technology in making gaskets from the best constituents and to the highest specifications.

Materials Used for Manufacturing

Gaskets can be made from any sheet materials such as paper, rubber, silicone, metals, cork, Neoprene®, PTFE, plastic, fibreglass and asbestos. Technology is continuously discovering new ways to manufacture gaskets from better and more innovative materials.

It is not just the correct sizing that is necessary for perfect gasket mating; the material choice is a vital component as well. Gaskets need to be tough yet flexible enough to allow compression.

Gaskets mate two surfaces that will erode or grind against each other by providing a buffer. Because this can mask any surface irregularities, the gasket must also fill them and ensure that no gas or fluids leak, which often occurs under high compression.

A reputable gasket manufacturer will utilise only the highest quality materials to produce the most precisely made products. The gasket market is global. The best way to source a gasket or seal is to build up a relationship with a supplier who understands how critical these well-made products are to an application.

When a gasket manufactured by the punching process is not suitable, one can be precision made using a cutting process. Depending on the material, the specialised gasket will be cut using lasers or high-pressure water jet. For an even more bespoke gasket service, expert technicians will hand cut one according to the application needs. This is a technique often used for vintage cars.

Gasket suppliers, such as Specialist Sealing Products, stock gaskets and seals that are traditionally manufactured in high volumes. They have a wide selection that incorporates the many different materials, sizes and types that is sure to suit diverse engineering projects.

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The Use of Gaskets

A gasket’s primary function is to be reliable in its job to join and seal. This is proof that only the best materials and manufacturing processes produce acceptably high-quality gaskets. Gasket suppliers like Specialist Sealing Products understand this and use only manufacturers that they have carefully vetted.

Many new manufacturers have entered the global gasket market. This is good in that it keeps prices realistic and supply plentiful, but the drawback can be that not every country sets such high standards for overseeing the manufacturing process. Rely on your reputable gasket and seal supplier to know the best products for you.

 

– Reference Video: China Seals Technology

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