Quality Gaskets When You Need Them
Your seal is only as good as the gasket you use for the job. That’s why it’s so important to ensure you’re choosing a quality gasket supplier. Seal & Design provides the quality gasketing products you need to get the job done right. Whether it’s for custom packaging and kitting, engineering assistance, or prototyping, we have the gasket solutions for you.
Choosing the Right Gasket Material
Not sure which gasket material you need? We’ve got you covered. Seal & Design provides a wide array of gasket options including rubber, metallic, sponge, foam, and more along with custom options. To choose the best gasket material for your project, you need to determine what kind of stress, compression, and temperature your gasket will be dealing with.
For instance, rubber gaskets are ideal for projects that require gasket seal applications in need of electrical resistance and water resistance. This is because rubber not only resists electricity but also resists corrosion. Additionally, elastomeric rubber compounds aren’t only used for gasketing products but also for o-rings for the same reason.
Compression is also important to consider when choosing the right gasket material. The wrong gasket can cause your system and joints to malform under pressure. Gaskets typically have a rating factor of PxT, which refers to the combination of pressure and temperature. This rating factor will help you determine the maximum limits of a given gasket material. It also addresses how certain gasket materials, such as neoprene and silicone, may be stronger in some temperatures than others.
When you need a professional opinion on the best possible gasket material for your project, we’ve got you covered. Contact Seal & Design today for more information about gaskets and how you can determine the right gasket for you. We’ll be more than happy to lend you our expertise and make a recommendation.
What are gaskets used for?
A gasket fills the space between two mating surfaces under compression. This prevents leakage when the gasket is subjected to pressure or Vacuum. Temperature and environments are used to select the correct gasket material, and design of the gasket.
Gasket Products We Supply:
Seal & Design, Inc offers a wide variety of gasketing products and solutions. We fabricate over a dozen materials in hundreds of different material styles. Capabilities include: die-cut, water-jet cut, beaded gaskets, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) laminated parts, prototyping, kiss cut, custom packaging and kitting, as well as engineering assistance.
Please note, Seal & Design can work with customers’ specifications to develop specific tools and dies to fabricate custom gaskets with a high degree of precision and repeatability.
GASKET PRODUCT TYPES
Need Help Picking the Right Gasket?
As an added service, Seal & Design offers technical support for any application where you are uncertain about which gasket material to use. Call or e-mail us, and we will be pleased to make a recommendation.
Ask about our software program which has provided the industry with the most comprehensive engineering tool available to industry today.
Beater-addition materials, or simply Beater Add for short, are made by proprietary manufacturing processes. Each Beater Add vendor has their own process but the general process is as follows: A select mixture of water, latex, fibers, fillers, and chemicals is formed into a slurry. The slurry is then run through specialized machinery that extracts the water, dries the mixture, compresses, and vulcanizes the material into a long continuous sheet.
Metallic Gaskets are used for sealing higher temperature and pressure applications, where non-asbestos materials will fail. Typical applications are for heat exchangers, compressors, condensers, pumps, and valves.
Grafoil Sealing Material
Grafoil flexible graphite is a superior performing packing and gasket material. It is the first fluid sealing material made exclusively from natural graphite flake. As a result, its resistance to corrosion, aggressive chemicals, heat and fire make it a critical sealing solution for a variety of applications.
Its high degree of chemical compatibility makes Grafoil inert to most chemicals and gases. It provides an excellent seal even after continuous exposure to the elements.
We sell rubber gasketing material in sheets, rolls, or fabricated to specs. Our knowledgeable sales staff will provide you with fast, personal service. Elastomeric rubber compounds can be used for both o-rings and gasketing products.
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Gaskets
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene that has numerous applications. It is also known by the common trade name TEFLON™, a trademark owned by The Chemours Company. PTFE can be modified for use as a gasketing material with strong chemical resistance properties.
Sanitary gaskets are designed for the food service and pharmaceutical industries.