Oil Seal Types

We can't emphasise enough how important it is to choose the right oil seal to keep your application functioning, and functioning well. Not every oil seal is the same. Manufactured using various material elastomers and to suit a range of dimensions, seals are as unique...

Rotary Shaft Seals

Rotary shaft seals are the more formal name for this type of seal; however, we also know them as oil, grease, fluid, or dirt seals. Whatever you call them however, they all perform the same function – to close the space between stationary and moving parts in machinery...

Silicone O Rings

As a leading O ring UK manufacturer and supplier of high quality seals and gaskets, offering a wide range of types, sizes, and sealing solutions that suit various applications across all industries, we work hard to ensure you get the best sealing solution for your...

Viton O Rings

Viton o rings bring with them numerous advantages, especially for applications within high-tech and critical industries. Providing great resistance to wide fluctuations in temperature and chemical ranges as well as being wholly suitable for pressure applications,...

How are O Rings made?

O rings are one of the most common components within manufacturing. Suitable for a range of applications and found in numerous everyday appliances, o rings are a vital piece of equipment to provide the perfect sealing solution. Ring-shaped seals, o rings are made up...

Pipe Gasket

A pipe gasket is designed to seal a space between two sections of a pipe. Many pipes have flanged surfaces where they join, which means it isn’t smooth or flat to make this connection secure. In order to overcome this flared area, a flange gasket will be used to...

Spiral Wound Graphite Fill Gasket

With so many different gasket options on offer today, we know it can be difficult deciding which ones have the right features for your needs. Each type of gasket is suitable for a variety of applications or uses, and the material that your gasket is made from will...

Gasket Cutting

Using the latest technology and equipment, gasket cutting today offers incredible precision. Achieving customised gaskets that meet your sealing requirements, today we’re now seeing various gasket cutting techniques used as we move away from the standard dimensions...

Rubber Gasket Material

Rubber gaskets are a very valuable solution for a variety of uses, however, you’ll want to make sure you always choose the right option for your unique business operations. There are a variety of rubber gasket materials on offer, which provide you with an effective...

Installation of Spiral Wound Gaskets

Spiral wound gaskets are crucial in the prevention of leaks. Used across various industries, we know that spiral wound gaskets can provide the perfect sealing solution.  We also understand that your ultimate goal when working with gaskets is to ensure they fit...

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What are Bonded Seals?

What are Bonded SealsAs you start to compare the seals on offer on our site, you’ll find that there are many different options for a variety of uses. Bonded seals are a great solution for some applications, offering many benefits over other types of seals. Specialist Sealing Products offer a range of seals and other products for businesses of all types. Our team will be here to support you in finding the right option for your needs this year. For now, keep reading to discover what are bonded seals and whether they are the right option for your unique needs.

What is a Bonded Seal?

A bonded seal is a metal washer that can be used to offer you a seal around your bolt or screw. This design helps to solve issues with high-pressure applications where there is a higher potential for the seal to burst. The bonded seal is created with an elastomeric seal or ring that’s added to the metal washer to create a tight fit. There are many advantages of this type of seal, which we’ll explore now to help you to decide if this is a good option for your business needs.

The Advantages of Bonded Seals

Bonded seals offer many benefits to business owners. The main thing to consider is that they can be used at high and low-pressure settings and also at high and low temperatures. This means they are very versatile and can be a cost-effective option for your business. When you select your bonded seals, you’ll find there are many different metals and elastomers on offer to choose from. We’ll be able to recommend the best option for your needs, with all of the designs on offer helping to prevent compression and extrusion issues.

A bonded seal will be very easy to apply and will seal flat to keep the lip seal in the correct position when it is in use. You’ll find that it centres itself to prevent leaking and keep the right placement while it is installed and then used. The metal washer will help to avoid over-compression and stop the ring from becoming deformed. You’ll find that when they are used correctly, you can reuse bonded seals over and over again, helping with all of your sealing needs.

What are Dowty Seals?

When you look at bonded seals online, you might also find they are called Dowty seals. These products are exactly the same, just with a different name. You can use these high-pressure seals for a variety of needs. They are commonly used within the pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical industries, helping to provide a much-needed seal when working with high-pressure and high-temperature settings.

What Materials Are Bonded Seals Made From?

The great thing about bonded seals is that they can be made from a variety of materials, including mild steel, nitrile, and stainless steel. On top of that, you’ll find FKM, brass, EPDM, aluminium, and silicone options. All of these seals will offer the same benefits that we shared above, helping to offer you the seal you need for various applications. We recommend working with our team to choose the right material option for your business, but all of these options are great solutions when choosing sealing products.

Self-Centring Seals

As well as the type of material the seal is made from, we recommend looking at self-centring seals where possible. These make the seals so much easier to install and will ensure there is no seal offset. This can undo the good work of using this product, which is why self-centring options are so much easier to use. You’ll find these seals on offer in imperial and metric sizes and with different metals and sealing materials.

Do You Need to Use Bonded Seals?

While you could get away with not using bonded seals, they are a fantastic product for a variety of applications. If you are concerned about leakages, you’ll find these help to overcome this issue. They are quick and easy to install, which is why we recommend anyone invest in them. With so many different materials on offer as well, you’ll have no trouble finding an option to fit your business needs.

Are you looking to purchase bonded seals for your business? If so, take a look through our full range of products on our site. We offer a wide range of seals for every business need and will be happy to answer your questions about any of the products on our site. Our experienced team knows the best material options for a variety of applications and will be excited to support you in choosing the right bonded seals. Contact us today with any questions you have on the topic, which our team will be more than happy to help answer and discuss with you.

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