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Many factors influence the material for a gasket, including temperature, chemical compatibility, joint pressure, and use. Temperature is a particularly significant consideration due to the distinct capabilities of each material. Read More…

Gasket Materials Deciding which type of gasket material to use can depend on many factors including temperature, chemical compatibility, joint pressure and application.
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Laurel, MD  |  800-876-7325

Phelps Industrial Products is a major manufacturer, fabricator and distributor for a wide range of industries throughout the world. We employ a wide range of both computerized high speed and manual equipment to fulfill the toughest demands. We also have a wide range of compressed, elastomeric and non-elastomeric materials available. Since our founding in 1945, we have taken great pride in our ability to provide quality solutions for our customers’ needs.

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Phelps Industrial Products, LLC $$$

Seattle,WA  |  800-537-9663

As a supplier of gaskets since 1977, Gardico is dedicated to customers in all industrial sectors needing standard & custom gaskets of superior workmanship. Gardico works with a variety of foam, fiber, felt, cork, plastics, metals & numerous other materials to meet all of their customers’ needs.

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Gardico $$$

Carson City, NV  |  800-733-2648

REDCO is your complete source for molded gaskets or die cut gaskets, using a wide range of materials. We pride ourselves on just-in-time delivery and practice a "zero-defect" policy. Since our founding in 1948, it has been our goal to be a one-stop place for your gasket needs.

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REDCO Rubber Engineering & Development Company $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-538-4970

Since 1946, Kent Rubber Supply has been providing the industry with state-of-the-art gaskets. Leveraging the best equipment and the most skilled staff, we ensure we continuously meet our customers unique needs—both domestic and offshore. Our team is capable of prototyping, samples, low-run, or large-volume production. We are confident that our high-tech, industry-leading precision equipment can meet–or exceed–your needs.

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Kent Rubber Supply Co. $$$

Santa Fe Springs, CA  |  562-941-4800

RD Rubber Technology Corp is an ISO 9001:2015 / AS9100:2016 certified and ITAR registered company. We offer compression, transfer, injection and Liquid Injection molding, rubber to metal bonding, engineering support, tooling design, machining and more. Our customers rely on us to give them the best possible production gaskets. From aerospace to medical, food processing to military applications we build trust by being responsive to your needs.

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RD Rubber Technology Corporation $$$

Newport, MN  |  866-901-0014

High-quality gaskets and seals are our priority at PDI Gaskets & Seals. We offer a wide range of brands and sizes for our gaskets and seals, and we even offer custom options. We carry a wide line of products including soft gaskets, metallic gaskets, sanitary gaskets, gasket sheet, gasket tape, fiberglass tape, joint sealant, expansion joints, packing, absorbents, and o-rings. If there is a product you need but don't see on our site, please reach out, and we will find it for you!

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PDI Gaskets & Seals $$$

Akron, OH  |  877-771-6766

Our company is the gaskets experts. We have over 30 years of experience, and we have a huge knowledge base of rubber gasket technology and other forms of manufacturing methods. We can create rubber extrusions, molding, die cutting, lathe cutting, coating, and more.

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Premier Seals Manufacturing $$$

Stuart, FL  |  772-286-9278

Manufacturer of standard and custom rubber gaskets, made of EPDM, neoprene, nitrile, dense, recovery sponge rubber and silicone compounds. Secondary processes such as die cutting, notching, and glue splicing are offered.

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Britech Industries $$$

Canonsburg, PA  |  866-672-8100

Whether your requirements for custom extruded parts are large or small, multi-dimensional or simple, our engineers will help in finding the solution to meet your needs here at National Rubber Corporation.

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National Rubber Corp. $$$

Franklin, WI  |  800-556-7188

CFS is an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturer of custom gaskets utilizing materials such as silicone rubber, EPDM, Poron®, Santoprene®, RN-8011 and Viton®. We can source the gasket material or use customer-supplied materials. Our in-house engineers will work with you to ensure the perfect fit for your custom gasket needs. CFS offers large format cutting, adhesive laminating, and kiss-cutting or split liners for your gaskets. Small runs are a possibility utilizing our dieless knife cutting capabilities.

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Custom Fabricating & Supplies $$$

San Fernando, CA  |  818-764-8222

Our team at Spira strives to bring you the best gaskets on the market. We exhibit our commitment to quality products by staying at the forefront of ever-changing manufacturing technology. We offer RFI gaskets to suit various applications, with groove-mounted, surface-mounted, and honeycomb filter configurations available. Contact us and we will help you find the gasket that suits your requirements.

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Spira Manufacturing Corp. $$$

Chandler, AZ  |  480-892-7325

Arizona is your complete source for standard and custom gaskets, o-rings, seals and more since 1989. Call Arizona Sealing Devices first to solve your die cut gasket needs and you’ll receive same day shipping on stock items plus full custom capabilities.

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Arizona Sealing Devices, Inc. $$$
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Many factors influence the material for a gasket, including temperature, chemical compatibility, joint pressure, and use. Temperature is a particularly significant consideration due to the distinct capabilities of each material.

If the application is exposed to high temperatures, it's important to select a material such as metal that can consistently tolerate high heat. Choosing a lower-temperature-capacity material would be ineffective, as the gasket would not be able to produce a suitable seal for very long.

Chemical compatibility should also be considered; selecting a gasket material that will not degrade from the liquid or gas passing through it is critical. For example, since Teflon is generally non-reactive, it is a good material to employ in applications with a lot of chemical flow. EPDM, on the other hand, is unable to handle certain chemicals, such as petroleum-based oils, and would degrade in the same setting.

The joint pressure, or the force applied to the junction sealed by the gasket, must be considered because the higher the pressure applied, the stronger the gasket material should be.

If a weaker material is chosen, the gasket may not seal correctly and wear out rapidly. Therefore, it's critical to select a material that meets the unique requirements of each application to prevent leaks.

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Types of Gasket Material

Metal, rubber, and Teflon are three common gasket materials.

Metal Gaskets

Steel, copper, and nickel are frequently used to make metal gaskets. High-temperature, high-pressure applications benefit from these tough materials.

Jacketed gaskets are a subcategory of metal gaskets. The metal jacket still provides excellent durability, but the extra filler, generally graphite or ceramic, helps to provide the material with a more flexible seal, which is especially useful for covering uneven surfaces when plain metal is too flat. Metal gaskets are extensively utilized in the automotive and transportation industries.

Rubber Gaskets

Rubber gaskets are commonly used because they are extremely resilient, flexible, and perform well in environments with a lot of chemical flow and atmospheric elements.

Synthetic rubbers like Neoprene and EPDM are attractive alternatives since they can tolerate temperatures ranging from -60 °F to 300 °F (-51 °C to 149 °C).

Neoprene Rubber Gasket

The inert nature of neoprene and EPDM's exceptional water and weather resistance make them suitable gasket materials for use in the automotive and waterproofing sectors.

Teflon Gaskets

Due to its non-reactivity, Teflon is another popular substance. Teflon also has the lowest friction coefficient of any existing substance and can tolerate extreme cold and chemical flow without breaking down. Gasket materials are die-cut to match the precise requirements of each application.

Teflon Gaskets

Advantages of Gasket Materials

  • Preventing leaks: One of the primary advantages of a gasket is that it prevents leaks between interjoining surfaces. A gasket is a device that bridges the gap between two surfaces and connects machine parts in order to reduce friction. Gaskets protect machinery from wear and ensure that they can be used safely.
  • Preventing rust: Pipe flanges, for example, are prone to corrosion over time. The joints will corrode and break if they are not joined with a gasket. Corrosion is prevented by a variety of gaskets, including spiral wound gaskets.
  • High-temperature resistance: Many industries employ gaskets, including petrochemicals, water and gas, and medicines, for their high-temperature resistance capabilities.

Applications of Gasket Materials

  • Gasket materials are a variety of sealant-like compounds used to create gaskets. Gaskets are utilized in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, and manufacturing, to seal gaps in machine parts and prevent liquids and gasses from leaking.
  • Rubber, polyurethane, neoprene, EPDM, Teflon, Viton, silicone, metals, cork, felt, paper, fiberglass, and many more materials are used to make gaskets.
  • Gaskets are used when two or more adjoining elements must be tightly sealed together. They're most typically used to connect pipes, hoses, engines, motors, and a variety of other applications that require tight seals.
  • Gaskets are usually formed of flat materials punched out of a sheet using a process known as die-cutting. In the process of stamping or cutting two-dimensional objects, a sheet of material is cut out.
  • Some gaskets are designed for specific purposes, such as exhaust, high temperatures, low temperatures, or weather resistance. For any application, a certain material will provide the optimal gasket and sealing combination.

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