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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,...

Purpose of a Kammprofile Gasket

The ultimate purpose of a gasket is to stop leaks while being able to deal with varying levels of compression.  When it comes to Kammprofile gaskets, these are ideal for standard pipeline and heat exchanger applications.  As due to their grooved metalcore, with a...

Are your gaskets completely compliant?

In industries where gaskets are not just important but essential, there are numerous challenges to be faced and considerations to take on board.  This is especially true when it comes to making sure this “essential” element is also compliant.  With the implementation...

Everything you need to know about Manway Gaskets

When it comes to manway gaskets, we want to keep things simple, introducing them as the small sealing ring found in hatches/openings that are constructed for large tanks. Openings which give people access to the inside of the aforementioned tanks and vessels. The...

Mica Gaskets and Sheeting Materials

Mica is a very high temperature (1000⁰C) gasket sheeting material able to withstand such temperatures even in the presence of Oxygen. It can be produced in tape, strip and roll form, suitable for using in the manufacture of Spiral Wound and Kammprofile gaskets and also in braided form for applications requiring a gland compression packing. As a sheeting product there are predominantly three main variants, one as a plain Mica product, one with a flat stainless steel core for extra rigidity and strength, and one having a stainless steel tanged reinforcement for even greater stability and strength, especially when being used on narrow width flanges. These products can be used in a wide range of applications including Diesel engines and exhaust manifolds, turbines and turbochargers, oil pan and heat shield.

This group of materials exhibit low weight loss at high temperatures and provide high integrity seals having been specially developed to be used in the most demanding sealing applications with a temperature range from cryogenic to +1000⁰C using mica, a mineral fibre with exceptional physical and chemical resistance properties. Thanks to their chemical formulation this group of materials are oxidation free and can be used in critical applications where other materials suffer from rapid thermal degradation which then they fail to ensure the required resistance, durability and reliability. 

  • Temperature range from cryogenic to +1000⁰C 
  • API 607 Fire Safe Test 
  • Excellent chemical resistance 
  • For use in corrosive environments 
  • Free from oxidation 
  • Can be used in critical applications where other materials may fail
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